Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by buck:
More than a little.
I wanted the team to draft Kaepernick. Prior to the last two games, he has not shown much.
The last two games sure indicate that he has the potential to a better than average quarterback.
Cam Newton looked great last year, but not so much this year. In fact,some are now saying Cam is a bust.
That's because Cam Newton is an athlete playing quarterback. He's a running QB all the way with questionable decision-making, teams have game-planned against him and been able to shut him down repeatedly this year. His record against winning teams is like 2-10. Now I get that Carolina isn't the most talented team, but it certainly isn't the worst and he really hasn't progressed from last year. He hasn't regressed either, its that teams have figured him out so he's getting a lot less touchdowns and has been quite ineffective at times. He doesn't seem fluid or natural and I don't know if he's ever going to be able to turn it around to become the quarterback that Carolina needs him to be.
That's a good point. A lot of good mobile running/throwing qb have had success but in the end they still need a good offensive system and the rest of the other guys on the team just like any other pocket passer qb. Other than Young, who's another dual threat qb that won the SB. I honestly don't remember.
A couple of other young dual threat qb that plateaued after a couple of years -- Vince Young, Cam Newton, and to some degree Vick and McNair..maybe. I think it's more than themselves. I think team have figured out how to defend the type of offense that is run for those qb also.
Does this mean the same for Kaep... Not sure. We do have a very good running game to compliment Kaep to help him out. I don't think any qb can be successful for long without that. Look at Rodgers and Eli right now. They are winning but struggled every other game throwing the hell out of the ball. I think Kaep does have a better chance with Harbaugh.
[ Edited by qnnhan7 on Nov 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM ]