Joe Montana Thinks Darrius Heyward-Bey Will Be A 'Big Weapon' For Colts

Peter Aiken

The prototypical West Coast Offense quarterback tweeted today that Heyward-Bey will be a big weapon for Andrew Luck and the Colts in 2013.

Former 49ers great Joe Montana knows a little something about the West Coast Offense. Just a tad. A smidgen.

For six seasons in San Francisco, the man many believe to be the best quarterback ever (it's Peyton Manning and John Unitas for my money, but whatever) worked with wide receiver Jerry Rice, who is considered the unquestioned greatest ever at his position. Both broke all sorts of records working within Bill Walsh's meticulous short passing system. Along the way, Montana and Rice won a few Super Bowls too.

Joe knows the West Coast "O." Joe knows great receivers. Joe also apparently knows, and likes, new Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey:

Side note: It is good to hear Kevin Ware is doing better. Horrible injury. Glad Louisville won this past weekend.

Back to football, that's a pretty lofty compliment for Heyward-Bey. Montana still resides in the Bay Area. So, he's likely seen his fair share of Oakland Raiders games featuring Heyward-Bey. One of the questions I've been wrestling with since the news of the deal was released is whether or not DHB was a good "fit" in offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton's system, which is influenced by the West Coast Offense.

I guess Joe Montana doesn't need that question answered.

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