Marvin49 wrote: Scottemojo wrote:
Marvin49 wrote:OK...I don't know how else to put this...WATCH THE GAMES. He is ACCURATE outside the pocket and keeps his eyes downfield. When he was drafted Trent Dilfer said he was the most accurate QB he had ever seen on the run. If you don't believe me, I have in on Youtube as a part of all of the Niner picks that year. I also have a video of a bunch of his college film where he is...wait for it...running and throwing accurately downfield. I can supply that as well but my assumption is that you wouldn't want to waste your time watching Niner vids (I'd be the same way...lol).
This is college tape. I get that, but he has shown signs of the same stuff both in practice and in games. Some plays have been called back on holding and some have been drops by the TE/WR (Delanie Walker can be maddening at times).
Alex Smith and Sam Bradford have NEVER shown signs of that on any level. Alex in particular...and I like Alex...lol. My assumption isnt "yeah, he'll get better because they all do". Its that I'VE SEEN HIM DO IT!!
I do waste my time watching Niner games. I record most of their games on Direct TV, I like knowing the competition. I see that you don't, no biggie, but it explains your rose colored glasses. I was on point with Colin in college too, Seattle was in the QB market that year.
Sigh...Rose Colored glasses.
I have direcTV as well but not the Sunday Ticket. I have 2 kinds and don't have the time to watch all the games I would like on Sundays. That's why I am not saying anything to you guys about Wilson. I've seen most of the National games he's played, but thats not enough to form an opinion I'd argue for. I've watched football tho for almost 30 years so I know what I'm seeing when I watch football. That was the reason I DEPARATELY wanted the 49ers to draft Aaron Rodgers over Alex Smith. LOL. I kept hoping they would trade Alex and somehow trade back into round one to get Aaron (I was obviously deparate as that would clearly never happen). Aaron probably would never have become what he is now in that Nolan/Singletary disfunction, but I liked Aaron MUCH, MUCH more than Alex.
Yeah...I really liked Colin in college, but I have to admit the delivery really threw me. They have done some work with him tho. Its MUCH faster now than it was in college. I'm also not wild about the way he sometimes holds the ball Walter Payton-style...and that's NOT a complimant. He holds it like a loaf of bread sometimes. He seems to be better at tucking it away (when he's not fumbling the snap) in recent weeks...but it had me nervous.
My concerns about Kaep are more conjecture based on non mechanical things, and I won't share them here because they are about his personality, and they are my opinion only. I will say San Fran coaches have done tons with his footwork and release. The way he carries the ball probably won't change much, it has been a part of his game for a while now, and besides, the second a scrambling QB tucks the ball, the D knows he isn't throwing. Some of the issues that plagued Matt Hasselbeck never really went away either. Colin's hands are smallish, fumbles may always be an issue, especially in cold weather games. It always plagued one of our best quarterbacks of yester year, Dave Kreig.
On topic, the reason Seattle should try to get him out of the pocket is that as of yet, he has not been effective there, and in pass situations, we will have Irvin chasing, and he is faster than Colin. We had two different players, Wagner and Irvin, chase Cam Newton down from behind, so we do have the speed.
Will we? Probably not. Jason Jones is out for the year, and was ineffective for weeks now anyway, but we don't collapse the pocket all that well. I like Colin's ability to hit sideline throws over defenders, which is often what we try to make QBs do, so he will probably hit a few there.
Mostly, I want to see what he does if he has to play from behind. that is one thing we have not seen from him, outside of the game where he was subbing against the rams.[/quote]
Well, you got me curious about your personality concern. Seems like a model kid with confidense and doesn't get nervous.
I respect it tho if you don't want to share them. No worries. I just hope its not about the tattoos. Sigh. That article was pretty sad.
I remember Dave Kreig. Doesn't he still hold the fumble record for a career?
I know you guys have ALOT of speed on D so I have no doubt that people can chase Colin down. This will be a tough game with 2 really good defenses.
Its funny you mention those passes outside the numbers. That is PRECISELY what Alex has never been able to do on anything remotely considered a consistant basis. He simply couldn't do it. He's always over throw the pass by 5-10 yards. I can't tell you the look of frustration on Michael Crabtrees face after those throws. Crab is viewed aroudn the league as something of a disappointment, but he is really starting to play well now that Kaep is back there. He has all but replaced Vernon Davis as the "go-to" receiver.