Originally posted by tohara3:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:One thing about Kaepernick is that A LOT of people were really high on him last year before the draft, he wowed at the Senior Bowl and everyone said his potential was tremendous, and that he was an athletic, accurate passer with a strong arm and a funny wind-up. The knock was that he would need to sit and watch for a season or two and he's been afforded exactly that with the 49ers.
This season has been a blessing to him as he's gotten to sit back and watch what it takes to win football games on this level. He's seen the plays that Alex has made at times, what has worked and what hasn't and has gotten to be around a positive, winning environment. I don't think this first year could have gone any better. If he can have another full year to sit and learn, he's going to receive tremendous benefit.
Bill Walsh used to talk(late 90s) about how he regretted the new NFL "win now, win today" atmosphere that didn't really let players develop all that much and he felt that a QB should have 2-3 years to just sit and watch and learn, this is exactly what Kaepernick is getting, so far, so good.
Agree. Great post!
Agreed as well. Kaepernick is being afford time to properly learn all the details and at a reasonable pace. Harbaugh preaches to "dominate the details" and Kaepernick has the opportunity to do that while Alex holds it down. When you're thrown right in the fire, everything's coming at you at a million miles an hour and it's MUCH, MUCH harder to catch all the little things you need to know and hone when beginning your career. They can get left out and then cause damage that continues to hamper you for the rest of your NFL career.
CK will be able to master these things and in time should get to the point where he's so fundamentally sound that his athletic instincts will seamlessly mesh with his technical prowess and in turn, make him a dangerous QB on the field.
This is what we hope for. Alex is very, very good right now. But a fully developed CK would be even more dangerous than Alex.