Ditka: 49ers pass rush key to stopping Flacco
Here is the man who was the coach of that team that won Super Bowl twenty over the Chicago Bears to coach Mike -- joining us here at chronicle live. Super Bowl -- you guys are Super Bowl champion since the 1986 game what stands out to you when you think about it today. Well you know aids is a long time ago I just know that we had a very good football team we had a great defensive coordinator but Iraq and we had a great defense. And it that -- rewarding was what carried us but I our offense was capable of scoring points you know we had a great running back one of the greatest of all time -- a good quarterback with good receivers. And we had a heck of an -- to -- up when I I would into the game totally confident I think it's just you but confident that we can get the job done. You had characters on -- -- there was a time of showmanship. In the game the National Football League did you curfew on did you let him be -- they -- We had a -- We we let him go out money juicy ones who had a curfew Thursday Friday Saturday. I think most of the guys. I'm not a lot most -- did you -- the curfew I did I really did yeah. I'm too old to do this stuff that but even back. Find out what happened in the quarter -- so I had dinner with -- thousand people family but. You know this game we. Yeah everybody assumes once you get there you'll get there again we never again. So you've you've you've got to take it is like hey this is that what I'm doing become champions in the world in this sport you play. So significant to me and that's what the 49ers and the Ravens are. I'm sure it. Jim and John had their druthers. It's got to be coaching against somebody else but they're not they're coached against other how many get to them just a second that you mentioned Buddy Ryan down and for anyone else modeled that team the Chicago Bears -- many feel is the greatest teams first single season ever. There was always -- thought there was a few weeks you in the defense in you when the guy who ran the defense. How true was dogma -- if you would minute defense and then that some disagreement -- buddy and that's that's only natural you know buddy was up. Usually he -- his toys you know he went and what and that's what this whole way and so we played that we've played enough to get me by the Dolphins that I did Ted from a game. They're using a three receiver set go to or nickel defense. Told me I can't say they tell me. So we had a little confrontation but. You can work it nobody is it was a good man and a good coach so we we did -- together this one might be delicate if you had to do it over again would you get Walter Payton a touchdown. Well of course but it's you know on the in the sense in the game people that are yeah. Before and I've played many catches -- yeah I didn't know it was you don't do. I never really that important for him to get a touchdown video wise and that was a big photo my does somebody come back to me after the. Felt bad about it the -- He had aggravated because it wasn't -- let anybody -- -- -- football game right -- that's the bottom -- why didn't -- -- again. You get five all right let's talk about some great things you're doing for guys now you're gridiron -- program that you put together. First of all explain what it is -- what you're doing what it's just a care program for the go to guys a lot of these guys have fallen on hard -- who we provide -- medical help form. How surgeries. Financial help. Transportation whatever they need I would guess a lot of doctors around the country to provide pro moral care until we get the operation -- we got to get into the location. Then we got to put him up and put their families out those things I guess that's who raised -- and we've helped a lot of people put food on the table we are not dancer. We don't try to be the answer you were working with the NFL and a couple other groups that get this thing right to take care of the guys who helped. Make this and they what is this today that's the important thing. And if it's about the players how much is the NFL PA assist you guys -- how much are you in talks with them because you are. You are helping the guys who built the big ground to work of this game unfortunately that's that's that's storm. We're right there because NFL. Jay has failed to come to the plate at all I mean at best they have their own audio and what they're doing this is not very good in my opinion. Because they don't consider these former players the former players are every bit as important this game as the president Clinton's. And I don't get made and I didn't pay that made it and on TV but they've paved the way for these guys to make the kind of money they make period. So how do you funded either and I know right now we're finding a true about. -- differing ways we'll have a party tomorrow night I will have about that. We -- 250 people there's 500 bucks a ticket will we we would it would got to raise some money and and that. We have a lot of the old players will be there and -- reasonably there a couple of guys friends of mine but it's going to be in nicely O'Malley. -- win -- against her no it's hard to keep doing these things but we knew -- we had one girl who's employed by Shannon Jordan -- she runs it she raises money she gets it all done so. In saying all that. We're gonna keep plugging ahead and doing all we have to do to help these players now if somebody wants to come to the play in outlets like the league that would be very good the league is. Starting to listen pretty well so we'll see what's gonna happen. It's an important objective I hope that last Fauria and -- her all these great players not want to talk about the coaching you mentioned Jimmy John Harbaugh they've had distractions this week whether it's Ray Lewis -- insider Chris -- the 49ers thanks how are they handling the distractions. That's all part of a day you know this is overblown you know the statement by the kid with a forty -- is -- so far overwhelmed by the media it's pathetic. Ray Lewis. It is what it is you know you can make anything out of anything now I never know what your manners and restraint is out I think it would bother me you know. When I when I was up there we we took some -- go out here this so. It worked pretty good it worked all right you guys played pretty well yeah that's average that was our that was our ran out when he caught. Whatever you call that thing but whatever was against you -- right now -- there already got you guys and I I don't I don't really understand it and I think anybody would love to enhance -- play the way you enhance your play. If you practice you discipline yourself you get in the best shape possible and when you go out there. You leave it all on the field that's the way you view accentuate your play in my opinion. All right -- one thing came out this week Randy Moss he claimed he was the greatest wide receiver in the history of the game. Where you what do you think of Randy -- good receiver out there is no such thing as the greatest receiver in the game. And you know you're talking about Jerry Rice -- Yeah he's got the job by Cris Carter -- have a lot of guys I don't you wanna do that many races ago Randy Moss is a good receiver but. Come on that you don't wanna do that and we got to pick this weekend I think to 49ers earlier in the year I tell you what it is gonna be interesting because I really believe what I've seen. In the ravens' passing game they could be a problem I think the 49ers got -- pass rush behind us to coach like all right guys thanks a job I just -- good down the line you.