posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 08:32 PM
reply to post by intrepid
I have long held that the Montana/Young tandem was THE greatest missed opportunity in the history of football.
There was Joe, blazing up the field and Steve sitting on the bench. Or Steve tearing up the field with Joe on the bench.
Now Walsh had rewritten the the way the game was played, granted? The way the team was set up there, before Joe went to where ever the hell he went,
with either one of them sitting on the bench was a missed opportunity
to set the whole league on it's butt.
Imagine a rotating quarterback situation. Joe comes out and Steve comes in. Rotating possessions. Or even rotating first downs. imagine defenses
trying to defend against that.
But best of all would have been a tandem backfield. Joe was always a scrambler. Steve could have been a running back on any number of teams. Imagine
both in a shotgun with the defense not knowing who was going to take the snap. Imagine the defense not knowing if Joe was going to go down field to
Jerry,scramble for a first down or lateral or hand off to Steve who could then either run, or toss it down-field to Jerry, or lateral back to Joe.