Originally posted by djfullshred:
Originally posted by global_nomad:
The quarterback, 49ers second-year pro Nate Davis, has dyslexia and often works for close to 45 minutes at night with housemate and Niners wide receiver Dominique Zeigler to master the system. Davis' learning disability often causes him to mix up basics like left and right - not a good thing in the football world when sets and blocking patterns depend on directions.
He has a tough time "getting the play out" and actually executing a given call.
"I know what I'm doing out there. It's just saying the play, that's my main problem, getting the words out," Davis said. "I made big progress from last year. I've just got to keep on working."
Read more: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2010-06-08/49ers-qb-davis-working-hard-learn-playbook#ixzz0ysVxTnYT
If you can't say the play in the huddle how can you be an NFL QB?
I feel for the guy, if he gets things like left & right reversed on playchart. It seems to me that you would need to be motivitated to spend a lot more than 45 minutes a day to work out these issues if you want a NFL QB job. We know from comments by Singletary, the Niners were expecting him to work harder than he has.
That was my second thought. What is "close to 45 minutes a day". Is that a little bit more than 30 minutes?
The other thing is, you can't feel bad for the guy. He does have all the skills in the world, but it is his learning challenges and work ethic that are holding him back, and that is what people aren't understanding when they stand up for his football skill set, or "potential".