Originally posted by paperplanemedia:After the preseason we picked up another rookie QB. IMHO this meant that after seeing what we had during preseason that maybe Kaepernick wasn't the right choice so we immediately grabbed Tolzien. Who by the way pushing Kaep for the backup position in this years TC. The fact that all this happened tells us a lot about Kaep.
Originally posted by ginseng1000:If you guys remember when the preseason ended, Harbaugh said openly that Kaep won the 2nd string job over Tolzien.
In any NFL team, you bring in 3 QB to evaluate. Some rosters carry 3 QB, some carry 2 but put one on PS or make him inactive.
Thus, your point about them bringing in Tolzien is a sign they didn't like Kaep or didn't believe in him is invalid or just your assumption.
Yes, which is why I added "IMHO". It took until the end of training camp for Harbaugh to say Kaep won the backup position. Kaepernick seems like a me first type o guy with his comment he has on his Instagram account "Trying to be number 1 in a world that accepts number 2!". While you have a guy like Tolzien sleeping at the training facility in order to learn as much of the playbook as he can. It seems like Colin thinks like some of the guys here, in that he believes his superior athletic abilities is good enough to allow him become the starter. That kind of thinking bothers me especially when he misses on the little details in play design. I'm sure the coaches run only the plays that he is comfortable with, so he should have those plays down by now if he really believes he's number 1.
People say that he has the ability to make a play when it breaks down, there is some truth to that, but what happened at the end of OT when he was sacked? In most cases the play breaks down because he held he ball too long and didn't find the right read right away. He's young and inexperienced but so are a lot of QBs that came into the league this year. So if he truly believes he's number 1, I expect a lot more from him when he takes the field.
[ Edited by paperplanemedia on Nov 18, 2012 at 5:56 AM ]