Then Steve Said to Jerry...The Best San Francisco 49ers Stories Ever Told

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Written for every sports fan who follows the 49ers, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the San Francisco locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Ronnie Lott, Steve Mariucci, Joe Montana, Terrell Owens, Jerry Rice, Jesse Sapolu, Bill Walsh, and Steve Young, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the ...

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Overview

Written for every sports fan who follows the 49ers, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the San Francisco locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Ronnie Lott, Steve Mariucci, Joe Montana, Terrell Owens, Jerry Rice, Jesse Sapolu, Bill Walsh, and Steve Young, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600780943
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Best Sports Stories Ever Told Series
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 688,618
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning journalist who covers the NFL in print and on radio and television. He is a former senior editor at Pro Football Weekly, and his writing was recognized by the Pro Football Writers of America on three different occasions. He has written about the NFL and college football for American Football Monthly, ESPN The Magazine, Football Digest, MSNBC.com, NFL.com, Playboy, and the Wall Street Journal. Steve Young is a former NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He is an NFL MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Steve Young     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Years Before Walsh     1
The Good, Old Days     3
Hitting Rock Bottom     7
A Major Rebuilding Project     11
Laying the Foundation     13
A Quarterback Named Montana     18
Montana's Top Eight Niner Moments     25
The Keys to a Devastating Defense     29
The Legend of Ronnie Lott     31
Hardy Brown-Setting the Hard-Hitting Tone     38
Fred Dean, Pass-Rush Master     41
The 49ers Capture Greatness     45
Dwight Clark's Miracle Catch     47
1981 Running Game     50
Beginning of Giant Rivalry     55
Super Bowl Success     59
The Goal-Line Stand     61
Sealing the Deal     65
Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl XVI     67
Super Bowl XIX-Marino Denied     69
Bill Walsh's Lasting Legacy     75
Call Him the Genius     77
Memories of Bill Walsh     83
The Finesse Team     90
The Game Plan     92
Giving the Master His Due     95
The Greatest Receiver of All Time     97
Discovering Rice     99
Jerry Rice and Super Bowl XXIII     102
New Coach, Similar Results     107
George Seifert Takes Charge     109
Getting the Job     114
The Walsh Backlash     115
Pounding the Broncos for Another Championship     121
John Elway's Burden     123
Trash-Talking Gone Wrong     127
Transition at Quarterback     131
Steve Young Gets His Opportunity     133
The Cowboys' Perspective     137
Young's Growth     139
The Montana-Young Clash     142
Playing with the Best-Rice's Take on Montana and Young     147
The Other 49ers Stars     149
Roger Craig-The Working Man's Superstar     151
Pass-Rushing Phenom-Charles Haley     158
Jesse Sapolu and the Offensive Line     162
Tom Rathman: A Fullback for the Ages     165
A Pair of Tight Ends-John Frank and Brent Jones     169
After Greatness, A Fall     175
Good-Bye George, Hello Mooch     177
The Last Hurrah     180
The TO Factor     182
Niners Hire Mike Martz      187
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