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Joe Montana


Joe Montana, the greatest quarterback of all time, was a third-round draft choice.
Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  retired U.S. football quarterback who won 4 national championships and is remembered for his clutch play (b. 1956)
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The 49ers retired his number (16).
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  • Joe Montana, the greatest quarterback of all time, was a third-round draft choice.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Even though you’re Joe Montana you still need Jerry Rice, and the nine other guys on offense, if you’re going to be any good.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • It wasn’t Joe Montana’s body parts that Walsh was worried about.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Walsh replaced Deberg in 1980 with a quarterback drafted in the third round who everyone said was too small and had too weak an arm to play in the NFL: Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side

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  • A lot of people in and around pro football were uncomfortable with the idea, and the benching of Joe Montana, for them, was the final straw.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • In his career leading up to the moment he replaced Joe Montana—a career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Rams—Kemp had completed fewer than half his passes.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Walsh’s system enabled Joe Montana to get rid of the ball faster than anyone in football, and normally that was fast enough.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • When Joe Montana took his position under the center, the wedges of grass were still strewn around him like cheap toupees.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Had the Giants blitzed a middle linebacker, he’d have had a clear path to Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • "My husband loved Joe Montana," said Laurel Ayers.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side

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  • He was not going to let Joe Montana get hit by Lawrence Taylor, or get hurt.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Joe Montana charters a plane to fly a dozen teammates to Amarillo, Texas, to serve as pallbearers.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • When Joe Montana’s play became sloppy during the 1987 season, Walsh replaced him, temporarily, with Steve Young—whose sensational performance caused a lot of 49er fans to wonder, and to feel guilty for wondering, if maybe Steve Young was even better than Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He knew that Parcells knew, and Parcells knew that he knew, just as Walsh knew that on most of those 17 passing plays Lawrence Taylor would be coming for Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • When Joe Montana’s play became sloppy during the 1987 season, Walsh replaced him, temporarily, with Steve Young—whose sensational performance caused a lot of 49er fans to wonder, and to feel guilty for wondering, if maybe Steve Young was even better than Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Another quick step, back and left, and it’s 1986, and he’s injured and on the sidelines when the Giants send Joe Montana to the hospital and the 49ers home on the way to their own Super Bowl victory….
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Bubba was meant to be the final solution to Walsh’s biggest problem, the need to protect Joe Montana’s blind side.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Joe Montana had been knocked out of the 1986 game with a concussion.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Chris Doleman hit Joe Montana early and often, but even when he didn’t hit Montana he came so close that Montana couldn’t step into his throws.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • What Doleman did to Joe Montana’s feet was minor compared to what he did to his mind.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The pass rush rendered Joe Montana so inept that in the second half Walsh benched him and inserted his backup, Steve Young.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The players watched Jerry Rice dash into the end zone, Ronnie Lott intercept a pass, and Joe Montana thread the ball between defenders.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Doleman had got by Wallace just that once, but he had crushed Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • That really was how Wallace thought about these beasts bent on killing Joe Montana: you go by me and my family goes hungry.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Over and over again Wallace watched Doleman beat him and crunch Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • He’ll throw himself off balance, just as he did before, and speed Doleman on his journey upfield, en route to Joe Montana’s back.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Joe Montana hits him with a pass, and Taylor races for a gain of twenty yards.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • What Chris Doleman sees, from a distance, is Joe Montana throwing a touchdown pass.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • That half step might be the difference between a productive Joe Montana and a Joe Montana being carried off the field on a stretcher.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • That half step might be the difference between a productive Joe Montana and a Joe Montana being carried off the field on a stretcher.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Joe Montana has thrown three touchdown passes.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Before the game, a lot of people were saying and writing that Joe Montana was washed up.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • All talk of Joe Montana being finished, said the announcers, was obviously silly.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Joe Montana was going to keep on playing, and become maybe the greatest quarterback ever to play the game.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • His job is to eliminate what people pay to see—the sight of Chris Doleman crushing Joe Montana.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • You didn’t get Joe Montana and Jerry Rice’s "production" without production of some sort from Steve Wallace.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Take a half second away from Joe Montana’s pocket time, and all those people saying Montana was washed up might have been right.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
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