Former San Francisco 49ers head coach George Seifert will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. It’s great to see coach Seifert receive some recognition, because it seems like he was never good enough following the legend Bill Walsh. Seifert won two Super Bowls in the 1989 and 1994 seasons, and he helped maintain a high level of football for the 49ers.
It is very easy for a coach to falter when taking over the responsibilities of a team that was considered a dynasty, but that didn’t happen with the Seifert. Seifert won in San Francisco on his terms and initiated his system for the 49ers to achieve excellence. Seifert introduced many new defensive schemes that helped the 49ers have one of the best defenses under his tenure. The 49ers were always looked at as one of the best offensive teams, but the same can be said for the defensive side of the ball. In 1994 the 49ers had the best defense in the NFL to go along with the best offense.
In Seifert’s tenure he won two Super Bowls and six division titles with a record of 98-30 in a total of eight seasons. Seifert may be the Rodney Dangerfield of 49ers coaches, but for one day he gets the credit that he deserves. Football fans may have forgotten who George Seifert is and what he did for the 49ers, but it is great to see the 49ers appreciate his great run of coaching. Congratulations to Coach Seifert; the 49er faithful appreciates all that you’ve done for the organization.