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The Ghost Of Bill Walsh: Is The Past Hurting The 49ers Present?

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

You cannot think about the San Francisco 49ers without several names attaching themselves to the memory.

Jerry Rice. Joe Montana. Steve Young.

Bill Walsh.

While the athletes get more facial recognition outside of football and off the playing field, a real football fan will tell you that more than anyone else, Bill Walsh shaped the 49ers success.

Walsh popularized the West Coast Offense, won early and often with the team going 102–63–1 lifetime, won 10 out of 14 postseason games along with six division titles, three NFC Championship Titles and three Super Bowls.

Guy like that? He's someone who shapes a franchise, even when he's gone.

Is that always a good th...

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