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

imagine if it were Dalton sitting on the bench this year for us, learning. one pick too late...
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
imagine if it were Dalton sitting on the bench this year for us, learning. one pick too late...

whose to say Kap wont be better
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
imagine if it were Dalton sitting on the bench this year for us, learning. one pick too late...

whose to say Kap wont be better

I agree kap might have looked bad in preseson but i remember dalton not looking to good either
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
imagine if it were Dalton sitting on the bench this year for us, learning. one pick too late...

Yeah...I dunno why peepe are sometimes down on Kaep. Dalton played because Cincy didn't have another option. The Niners did.

It has nothing to do with Kaep. Carson Palmer sat as a rookie. Harbaugh Redshirted Luck and stanford.

Wait to the kid gets a chance.
Originally posted by jreff22:
2013 we draft another QB for competition


What about that kid we stole from SD?
Originally posted by eastie:
Originally posted by jreff22:
2013 we draft another QB for competition


What about that kid we stole from SD?

what about him?
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
imagine if it were Dalton sitting on the bench this year for us, learning. one pick too late...

Meh, Kaepernick's ceiling is a lot higher than Dalton's, better mobility, stronger arm, better size...etc. Everyone figured that Dalton would be the better immediate starter but 3 years down the road he's be dwarfed by the performance of Kaepernick.
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!
Looks like he still has a burn to be great:

CK posted this yesterday:

One day Everyone will know! #AgainstAllOdds
http://twitter.com/#!/Kaepernick7/status/153600408055578624
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.
Well hello kid... see you in training camp!
if 49ers new that alex smith was going to play like he did this year, would they have taken kaepernick....im wondering if there might have been a reciver or other player they could have drafted in place of kaepernick that could have helped team win today
i cant wait to see him compete with alex and with a new group of wrs should be a fun competition. just hope if harbaugh thinks kaep is better than alex that he plays him and not just sticks with alex because he got us this far. im and alex supporter by the way but just want the better players on the field
Gonna be very interesting to see how Kap's 49er career plays out. Will Alex get a firm grip on the starting QB job, or will Kap take over in 2012 or 2013? Either way, I like where we are headed.
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Gonna be very interesting to see how Kap's 49er career plays out. Will Alex get a firm grip on the starting QB job, or will Kap take over in 2012 or 2013? Either way, I like where we are headed.

Alex did nothing to lose his grip on the starting spot.
What today made me think was could we have used our second round pick on a WR like Torrey Smith or Greg Little.