Originally posted by joebbadass:
I am one of many who want to see Nate light it up on the vikes. I am tired of hearing announcers speak of his dyslexia like he is the village idiot. I don't think the 9er coaches are that sold on him either. What are you going to do with a guy who does not have the playbook memorized and yet completes the vast majority of his passes (on target) and drives the team to touchdowns because he is extremely gifted with a "feel for the game" and instincts very few other quarterbacks seem to have?
I've said it before, the coaches at Ball State put him behind center for a series or two per game early in his freshman year to help him learn the plays. As he learned more, he got more playing time until he took over the starting job at about midway through the season. That's not to say the Niners should be switching out QBs in the middle of a game, but to say that Nate actually learns quite quickly when he's out on the field. I don't know if he'll light it up, but I do think only good things can come out of this as he'll actually be on the field in a game (albeit pre-season) setting so that he can learn things better, however brief they might leave him out there.
And if people can feel good about Alex going, what was it, 3 for 9 and a single digit passer rating, then Nate should be fine