VIDEO: 49ers’ Eddie DeBartolo Jr. speaks at Bill Walsh Memorial


We would like to take the time and pay tribute to the greatest NFL coach of all-time in former San Francisco 49ers head coach Bill Walsh. He passed away seven years ago today and will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. From his Championship quotes to his rah-rah speeches, Walsh was a true grinder that helped guide the 49ers to be the franchise they are today. To pay tribute we feature this video as former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. spoke at his memorial. Enjoy and may you rest in peace, Coach!

Ryan is the Founder/CEO of, 49ers Beat Writer, Live Game Day Correspondent for Bleacher Report and member of Pro Football Writers of America. Born and raised in San Jose, he also graduated from San Diego State University. His work has been featured on NFL Network, 95.7 The Game, National Football Post, Sports Illustrated, FanSided Network, ESPN Radio, CBS Sports 810, and NBC Bay Area News. For more information, please contact him via email at or call him at (408) 622-0996.