Originally posted by Lunchwagon:
I think Kaeps timing is a result of not deciding fast enough. Hes made some great throws, back shoulders, outs, stops. I think it gets slow when he gets to his third or fourth, and doesnt realize, "i should have thrown that ball a split second ago but heres a few more MPH". Defense closes, and its a knocked down would be interception. I think all this stuff can be learned. Speed and arm strength cant be learned.
Tolziens "timing" IMO comes from the fact that the third string DBs just cant move as quickly to the ball. 1st and 2nd reads are more open, defenses more vanilla. That being said about Tolzien, is i do think he moves around in the pocket like a good NFL qb. I think he can benefit from some more coaching also. I would be thrilled if he ends up on the team.
All this said, If Alex is our man, i dont want him going down. If he does, I think Kaep gives us the best chance to score points and WIN.
i agree he has stuff that cant be learned however everything that you need to be an effective qb he needs to learn
timing is off
pre read snaps need work
readon defense needs work
going through progressions need work
poise in pocket needs work
the only thing that is see that he improved from last year is he is not getting int but they have been about 3 close ones which maybe 1 or 2 of those shouldve been picked off
i have no idea what kush sees in him saying he can be a more effective qb in alex in a year given first team reps he ahsnt shown me any indication he is ready for a starter role