Originally posted by 9erfan4life:Originally posted by KRS-1:Originally posted by 9erfan4life:Originally posted by KRS-1:Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
I know you're a ND fan boy and all but did you actually watch Clausen throw the ball?
90% of his throws are made off his back foot if you do that in the NFL you will be picked 90% of the time
did you catch how the boys at NFL network broke down Jay Cutlers footwork yesterday? same deal most of his throws come off the back foot why he throws so many picks
it will be many years before if at all he learns the right way how longs Jay been at it and he still hasn't figured it out
And being a Michigan fan means your view will be skewed by your hatred for the Golden Domers
The back foot throws can be corrected, and 90% is a HUGE over exaggeration, especially if you look at his junior year. He did a much better job of stepping up and using better footwork though it still needs work.
Every QB coming out has some aspect of his game that will need to be refined, it's quite normal. If the backfoot issue was such a big deal Gruden would have spent more time working on that when they did the ESPN segment, just as the media would have made a bigger deal when breaking him down pre-draft.
If Clausen sits for a few years and learns the game and the correct way to play it then sure he's got a shot but don't make it sound like he would step into a team from day one and be a top QB
very first pass rolls out has all the daylight in the world to step up and throw and lets it fly off his back foot
even when he's got a good pocket he likes to dive out of his passes and use all arm that's not a good sign
IMO he needs a lot of work
I never said he could step in from day 1 and be a top QB nor do I think I implied that.
And on that pass while he could have stopped and planted and thrown it with proper technique/footwork, but the window to hit a wide open Tate would have not been a lot smaller/tighter to throw into, he threw it because his receiver is wide open with room to run after the catch and wanted to get the ball in his hands.
you said you would rather have Clausen than Smith right what sense does that make? how would that help the 9ers to have Clausen ridding the pine for the next 2-3 years?
and I wasn't just taking about the first pass although I found it funny you see it throughout the entire vid
1- All I did was analyze the first pass which you criticized.
2- I never said I would rather have Clausen over Smith, I said it should be welcomed by 49er fans to have Clausen considering what Smith has done to date. Clausen doesn't need 2-3 years to sit, that's crazy talk. He may need a year on the bench, but after that it becomes time to let him truly compete for the starting job.
I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill with his backfoot throws...watch Bradford at the 30 second mark and again at the 3:50 mark
Clausen does a good job of setting his feet when in the pocket, but could he do a better job and will his QB coach in Carolina ride his ass about doing a better job while in the pocket ? Yes and you betcha, but that doesn't mean he needs 2-3 years on the bench. Let's not get carried away.
Again every QB has flaws coming out and those get ironed out or attempted to at least, and that's what they will do with Jimmy down in Carolina. Bradford has his flaws, as does Sanchez, as did Stafford and as does Colt McCoy. Just like Alex had his....the list goes on and on. But Clausen is much more refined coming out than Alex Smith was and has a much smaller learning curve.