Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by Sims84:
Originally posted by strickac:
We'll get to see him face off against a tough Nebraska defense tonight. I expect the Huskers to have success pressuring him, so either he'll show off his mobility and use his athleticism to keep them off-balanced or we'll see Locker looking uncomfortable under pressure and posting another mediocre performance.
I hope he does well, but I don't really expect him to. I question his poise and ability to be effective from the pocket. It'll be fun to watch though and scouts will be tuned in to see how he does against a legit defense on a big stage. With the draft rolling around, this might be the most meaningful game of his career.
he went 4-20 last time he played Nebraska but I think he can be good. We need to wait until we see our HC first. If it is Harbaugh or Gruden and they are as good as advertised, it won't matter which QB we get (Mallet, Locker, Stanzi, Newton) because they SHOULD be able to turn each of those individuals into something special. They all have the physical talent, they just need the right coach with the right system.
Well it does still matter....
Mike McCarthy is good with QB's and couldn't do anything with Brian Brohm, same can be said for Jim Fassel and look how Kyle Boller turned out. It takes more than physical talent.
Yes that is why I said the right coach WITH the right system. Look at Shaub, Brady, Vick, Cassel ect. Vick had the physical talent and was pretty successful in Atlanta but not NEARLY as successful as he is under Andy Reid. Cassel looked GREAT under Mcdaniels in that system when Brady went down but then went to KC and looked horrible. Then got Weis and looked decent again. Brady is doing wonders for a 6th round pick and Matt Shaub needed the right offense to flourish as do most QB's.
What I'm saying is, if the physical talent is there, the "RIGHT" coach can come along and put it all together with his tutelage and offensive system. If these guys are as great as everyone has made them out to be (Harbaugh, Gruden, Billick) then I'm sure they can turn each of those prospects into something good with the 49ers who have a pro bowl running back and TE and an up and coming WR.
Boller did not have that if not mistaken. He had a great running back that year with Lewis but his leading receiver was Travis Taylor
and Todd Heap was not as established at the time. We are pretty talented on the offensive end, we just need the right coach/system to come along with a Physically gifted QB to learn how to do things the RIGHT way