Ed Debartolo Jr

San Francisco 49ers 2011 NFL Team Preview

We take a look at the 49ers prospects for the upcoming season.
<p> We take a look at the 49ers prospects for the upcoming season.</p>

The year was 1979 when Eddie DeBartolo Jr., after two disastrous years as owner of the San Francisco 49ers, hired an innovative offensive coach from just down the road at Stanford in hopes of reviving his franchise. Bill Walsh installed what came to be known as the “West Coast Offense,” and in 1981 he led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl victory, a win that marked the start of an NFL dynasty in San Francisco. Fast-forward to 2011, and the 49ers are hoping that history will repeat.

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