Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by stever:
Harbaugh said in the press conference, that one of the things his qb must be is athletic. This is one of the main problems Mallet has. So i don't really think that Mallet is an option. If this goes strictly by athleticisms, i think these are the guys who could be the options in round 1 (maybe with trading down):
maybe Blaine Gabbert
He says athletic instincts. IMO that is way different than an athletic QB. If you go with a QB that has athletic instincts, IMO that is a guy who is a dynamic football player. WHo do you think was more dynamic, Joe Montana or Vince Young? Joe obviously. Walsh explained the difference about this and someone found it here a while back. But by athletic instincts I'm guessing making throws that hit WRs in stride, dropping back with good footwork, etc. I mean Peyton and Brady aren't athletic like VY or Cam but if you said they had athletic instincts you'd be correct. They have good footwork and move around in the pocket like they're light on their feet even if they're slow in a foot race.
I'm honestly not sure if any of those guys have the instincts Harbaugh is talking about. He also said they needed to be accurate etc. So athleticism is not the sole thing here, otherwise you could put Usain Bolt at QB. Luck was a good athlete but not Cam, but my guess is if you asked Harbaugh who he'd want he'd pick Luck 11 times out of 10.
They're also going to need to learn how to drop back and play in a pro style offense and command the huddle. Newton is nowhere close to doing that yet. His reads are simplified and he throws into larger windows that won't be there in the NFL, plus his mechanics are bad. Gabbert is a better QB prospect but I'm not sure he's as accurate as Harbaugh would like. It's possible he could like Locker though, who is inconsistent as heck but has taken some snaps under center and lead his team.
Don't forget that MM tweeted that Harbaugh was presented with scouting reports of Joey Harrington, David Garrard, and Romo in 2003 as the Raiders QB coach and he nailed all 3 of their futures. Garrard good, Romo really good, and Joey H. a bust. So he could go for a later round guy like a Stanzi, Dalton, or Ponder. That is honestly what I'd prefer.
I pointed out in another Cam thread that he doesent throw into tight windows often...but when he has to he can definetly can. And Cam totally commands the huddle, he is a leader and winner. I dont think you have seen what he has done in Auburns 6 come from behind victories. Trust me he owns the huddle. If you dont watch SEC ball (only SportsCenter highlights) watch Monday night. Oregons D aint SEC D's that Cam has destroyed.
Why am I defending Cam all the time?!?!?!?!