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Round 2, #36, the San Francisco 49ers selects Colin Kaepernick (QB) Nevada

Aye yo, f**k Nate Davis and his count to potato ass!!! Left muthaphucka LEFT!
He has to be ready at all times. He's only one play away from an opportunity!
i still want him to start next year ... lol i love his attitude. especially after that tweet he put out bout being sacked every play.
Originally posted by tankle104:
i still want him to start next year ... lol i love his attitude. especially after that tweet he put out bout being sacked every play.

lol he said he would rather be sacked every play then not play...
He's been fortunate that he doesn't have to play this year. Sitting and learning the game like Rodgers did is extremely beneficial.
Originally posted by toeknee:
Originally posted by 76Razor:
Originally posted by susweel:
Kap has more physical talent than Alex. It's just a matter of getting him coached up to the pro game. Maybe its just my blind optimism but I do think he is the QB of the future.

I'll bet you twenty bucks he's not.

main reason for me not liking kaep: mechanics and that long ass awkward wind up. takes too long on the release, not compact and fast enough. can't really fix that.

Does it really take too long? Harbaugh has said it's fine because of how the ball shoots out of there. I trust his assessment on that. Not like we've seen much of him to really know for sure, his only reg season action came against the bucs.

well, if JH has said that, then okay. I'm like many others here, I trust his decision making.

i doubt that JH has been working with kaep to help give tips and "clean up" his mechanics a bit. when would he have time. maybe geep chryst has been working with him. it'll make for an exciting off season.
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Originally posted by 76Razor:
Originally posted by toeknee:
Originally posted by 76Razor:
Originally posted by susweel:
Kap has more physical talent than Alex. It's just a matter of getting him coached up to the pro game. Maybe its just my blind optimism but I do think he is the QB of the future.

I'll bet you twenty bucks he's not.

main reason for me not liking kaep: mechanics and that long ass awkward wind up. takes too long on the release, not compact and fast enough. can't really fix that.

Does it really take too long? Harbaugh has said it's fine because of how the ball shoots out of there. I trust his assessment on that. Not like we've seen much of him to really know for sure, his only reg season action came against the bucs.

well, if JH has said that, then okay. I'm like many others here, I trust his decision making.

i doubt that JH has been working with kaep to help give tips and "clean up" his mechanics a bit. when would he have time. maybe geep chryst has been working with him. it'll make for an exciting off season.

They had CK on sports science and I think they said that he had a very quick release. His release may look a little awkward, but it is not long, and it compares well to Philip Rivers release, which has not been a problem thus far.
Originally posted by Baugh_Area:
Originally posted by 76Razor:
Originally posted by toeknee:
Originally posted by 76Razor:
Originally posted by susweel:
Kap has more physical talent than Alex. It's just a matter of getting him coached up to the pro game. Maybe its just my blind optimism but I do think he is the QB of the future.

I'll bet you twenty bucks he's not.

main reason for me not liking kaep: mechanics and that long ass awkward wind up. takes too long on the release, not compact and fast enough. can't really fix that.

Does it really take too long? Harbaugh has said it's fine because of how the ball shoots out of there. I trust his assessment on that. Not like we've seen much of him to really know for sure, his only reg season action came against the bucs.

well, if JH has said that, then okay. I'm like many others here, I trust his decision making.

i doubt that JH has been working with kaep to help give tips and "clean up" his mechanics a bit. when would he have time. maybe geep chryst has been working with him. it'll make for an exciting off season.

They had CK on sports science and I think they said that he had a very quick release. His release may look a little awkward, but it is not long, and it compares well to Philip Rivers release, which has not been a problem thus far.

his releasy may not be a problem but he starts his motion too low which can lead to a lot of batted balls and fumbles JTO also had that problem
Originally posted by Ajanke:
Originally posted by tankle104:
i still want him to start next year ... lol i love his attitude. especially after that tweet he put out bout being sacked every play.

lol he said he would rather be sacked every play then not play...

i wasnt being sarcastic.. i really did love what he said and i actually want him to start next year.. i just worded it poorly. my bad
So we're about to clinch 2nd Seed and some of you folks have run out of things to go into a drama fit about so now it's Kapernick's turn for it.

Jesus someone please stop the torture
Originally posted by SofaKing:
His delivery is funky, but that doesn't mean he has no future as our starting QB. It is possible to clean up a QB's delivery to a certain extent. Watching him play I honestly don't think it is that big a deal. I still think he is our future starter. Like Afrikan said, his touch and ball placement is very good. Kaep has all the smarts, physical attributes, and leadership skills. The dude is a gamer. Harbaugh will clean up his mechanics in no time.

Disagree on the touch. In PS he threw everything on a line. Also, in the final PS game, he showed his decision-making and ball placement to be far below standard.

I am hopeful about the kid but there are not very many top level QBs in the league that were not first round picks. He was judged to be very raw, needing two years to develop. Harbaugh certainly had some time with him but the fact he is still so far behind tells my it is going to take at least another full TC to get him to game ready.

On a related note; backup QBs are CRITICAL to any team wanting to reach the playoffs. All we have to do to see that is look at the Bears, AZ and KC, add in a few other teams like Seattle, Minne and even Tampa where Freeman has been terrible this season, and we see how important it is that Kaep develop to at least challenge for the job.
I'm waiting for the "secret weapon" to be unleashed....as some state.
Hopefully Alex stays healthy because even though Harbaugh says he has confidence in him I sure as hell dont
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
His delivery is funky, but that doesn't mean he has no future as our starting QB. It is possible to clean up a QB's delivery to a certain extent. Watching him play I honestly don't think it is that big a deal. I still think he is our future starter. Like Afrikan said, his touch and ball placement is very good. Kaep has all the smarts, physical attributes, and leadership skills. The dude is a gamer. Harbaugh will clean up his mechanics in no time.

Disagree on the touch. In PS he threw everything on a line. Also, in the final PS game, he showed his decision-making and ball placement to be far below standard.

I am hopeful about the kid but there are not very many top level QBs in the league that were not first round picks. He was judged to be very raw, needing two years to develop. Harbaugh certainly had some time with him but the fact he is still so far behind tells my it is going to take at least another full TC to get him to game ready.

On a related note; backup QBs are CRITICAL to any team wanting to reach the playoffs. All we have to do to see that is look at the Bears, AZ and KC, add in a few other teams like Seattle, Minne and even Tampa where Freeman has been terrible this season, and we see how important it is that Kaep develop to at least challenge for the job.
actually this was discussed in the press conference an hour ago.

here is my post from the other thread

a reporter brought up Kaep, for a moment I thought he was going to be trying to start some BS and I'm sure Jim did as well. But the reporter actually was going somewhere with his question. Basically talked about how teams around the league have lost their starters and are relying on their Backups. He asked about what Jim sees in Kaep through out the week, what is he doing. What his improvements. Does he get regular reps, and not only scout team ones.

Jim basically said Kaep prepares each week as if he were to start. And he does get regular reps. And that he has shown improvements on everything. And the reporter asked if he is confident in Kaep if he were needed to start, and Jim said yes.

now sure that could all be Jim just backing his players...like he does with Chilo and others.....but I think if he was indeed worried about the backup position this late in the season, he would've brought someone in. Seems like does have genuine confidence in Kaep if he were needed to start. So that is good to know, I mean some of us here expected that...but hearing it from Jim this late in the season reassures us on the issue.

I really believe it is VERY important to have a good backup QB...one who could be a starter for other teams. I was very disappointed when Sing/Scott traded Shaun Hill for a 7th round pick, and brought in David Carr as our backup for that season...soooooo stupid. right now, Bears along with other teams are in trouble. Packers seem to be in a good position with Flynn. And of course, Imo, Lions are in a good position if their starter goes down with Hill backing him up.
Originally posted by Afrikan:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
His delivery is funky, but that doesn't mean he has no future as our starting QB. It is possible to clean up a QB's delivery to a certain extent. Watching him play I honestly don't think it is that big a deal. I still think he is our future starter. Like Afrikan said, his touch and ball placement is very good. Kaep has all the smarts, physical attributes, and leadership skills. The dude is a gamer. Harbaugh will clean up his mechanics in no time.

Disagree on the touch. In PS he threw everything on a line. Also, in the final PS game, he showed his decision-making and ball placement to be far below standard.

I am hopeful about the kid but there are not very many top level QBs in the league that were not first round picks. He was judged to be very raw, needing two years to develop. Harbaugh certainly had some time with him but the fact he is still so far behind tells my it is going to take at least another full TC to get him to game ready.

On a related note; backup QBs are CRITICAL to any team wanting to reach the playoffs. All we have to do to see that is look at the Bears, AZ and KC, add in a few other teams like Seattle, Minne and even Tampa where Freeman has been terrible this season, and we see how important it is that Kaep develop to at least challenge for the job.
actually this was discussed in the press conference an hour ago.

here is my post from the other thread

a reporter brought up Kaep, for a moment I thought he was going to be trying to start some BS and I'm sure Jim did as well. But the reporter actually was going somewhere with his question. Basically talked about how teams around the league have lost their starters and are relying on their Backups. He asked about what Jim sees in Kaep through out the week, what is he doing. What his improvements. Does he get regular reps, and not only scout team ones.

Jim basically said Kaep prepares each week as if he were to start. And he does get regular reps. And that he has shown improvements on everything. And the reporter asked if he is confident in Kaep if he were needed to start, and Jim said yes.

now sure that could all be Jim just backing his players...like he does with Chilo and others.....but I think if he was indeed worried about the backup position this late in the season, he would've brought someone in. Seems like does have genuine confidence in Kaep if he were needed to start. So that is good to know, I mean some of us here expected that...but hearing it from Jim this late in the season reassures us on the issue.

I really believe it is VERY important to have a good backup QB...one who could be a starter for other teams. I was very disappointed when Sing/Scott traded Shaun Hill for a 7th round pick, and brought in David Carr as our backup for that season...soooooo stupid. right now, Bears along with other teams are in trouble. Packers seem to be in a good position with Flynn. And of course, Imo, Lions are in a good position if their starter goes down with Hill backing him up.

I was out of the office so I didn't hear the presser.

My take is that Harbaugh is always going to protect the player. That is just Jim being Jim. So while that takes nothing away from Kaepernick, I cannot take it as a ringing endorsement until I see it on the field.

As to bringing in another QB, I just don't see anyone out there. Palmer was the only one of any value at all and his price was VERY high. When there is serious talk around Houston of trying to talk Favre into playing again, it tells you how weak the pool of available talent is.