Bill Walsh, the “genius” football coach of the San Francisco 49ers, died in July 2007. He’d had an amazing career, turning the 49ers from the worst record in the NFL to the best in just three seasons (1979-1981). That, plus numerous other accomplishments immortalized Walsh as one of the game’s greats.
Yet not quite as immortal as a photo caption in today’s Washington Post suggests. Sitting under a photo accompanying a column by Michael Wilbon on the merits of new Redskins play caller Sherm Lewis, the caption reads:
“Top coaches like Bill Walsh and Mike Holmgren respect the Redskins’ Sherman Lewis, who was a successful offensive assistant with them.” (Emphasis added.)
Creative Commons photo courtesy of Kevin Severud