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.