Monday, July 30, 2007

The Genius Passes

Farewell to Bill Walsh, the greatest coach of his generation, the greatest football mind of my lifetime.

We stated on the Dungy article that Walsh was part of the most elite circle of Hall of Fame coaches. Perhaps only Halas, Lombardi, and the greatest of all Paul Brown were his equal. More importantly than rings or innovations, Walsh was known as a good man. He was fair and gave opportunities to men that might not have gotten them from lesser coaches. He gave Denny Green a chance, and Denny would later open doors for Tony Dungy. He was also one of the first of the 'non screamers' to head up an NFL team.

He will be missed.

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