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Walsh still a student -- and teacher -- of the game

It may be 11 years since Bill Walsh stood on the sidelines, but he's still studying -- and teaching -- the game from his Stanford office.

Updated: August 11, 2005, 12:42 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The godfather of the modern passing game is 73 years old and 11 years removed from the sideline. He spent last weekend watching one of his quarterbacks, Steve Young, join him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It would be easy to assume that Bill Walsh's passing acumen is of another era. But from his office at the Arrillaga Sports Center at Stanford University, Walsh misses nothing. He understands and appreciates how the passing offense has changed.

"A lot of the passing game is like what ...

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