Yes yes, I know a lot of people don't like him, and will be dumb enough to not even read my post and just start bashing him. Everyone bashes him, we know, you can save yourself the trouble. I just wanted to give a forum to the subculture of zoners who see the potential in Locker. I am one, and here are my thoughts as to why:
-Elite elite elite physical tools
-Legitimate team leader...and a guy teammates and coaches love
-Clutch! He doesn't always make a play, but when it counts he does
-I know Washington isn't good, but they just beat a top 20 team in a bowl game! that's huge for WA!!! He isn't Newton in this respect, but he IS a winner
-Tough. Really f'n tough. Played hurt all year
-Shows flashes of tremendous accuracy
-Fantastic throwing on the run
-Elite runner. Best running QB I've seen since Steve Young. Whereas VY and Vick are better runners, and more athletic, Locker is a much better decision maker regarding when to run and when not to. This fact makes him a superior running QB. When he does run, he's extremely effective
-Perfect for the WCO
Things that scare me:
-Touch on his passes. Stop throwing the short passes so hard!
-Is he too scared already? His accuracy would get worse as he got hassled more and more. Just started to play scared at times. Has that damaged him already?
-Accuracy needs to be more consistent
-Stop staring down receivers. I think he needs to get away form his first read quicker.
-Not ready to play right away. Will need major coaching from Harbaugh