Originally posted by pete98146:
I'd be curious to see if his mechanics have improved. There aren't too many successful NFL quarterbacks with a big looping release. College QBs can get away with it but that dog don't hunt in the big leagues.
If CK can learn to put the ball up on his ear and fire away then he'll stand a chance.
I read one of the bay area articles a couple weeks ago saying that they've noticeably tightened up his throwing motion and shortened his delivery a little but as those stupid Sports Science segments on Tim Tebow belted out during the season it takes hundreds of reps a day for months on end to effectively alter the muscle memory that his body has built up over the past 10 years of his life playing football.
So ideally another year of tuning up his throwing motion and overall mechanics as well as improving his ability to read defenses would be the best case.
I wasn't attempting to imply that Kaepernick will win the job or that he should say "I need more time to develop" but rather just put it out there that the guy is going out of his way to say I can do it, which is nice to see that he isn't getting complacent.
Also the read is just another news item to give us something to discuss during these slow times of the first month of the off season :/