Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
Michael Irvin brought up a crucial point as to the "little" tendencies Kaep shows; commending/pumping his players on and off the sideline after good plays and BAD plays, and the players are RESPONDING to it (and that the players love playing with this guy, cause he's so exciting with his 'big-play' abilities). -You never see Alex take the leadership initiative like guys Peyton Manning or Brady make (communicating with the offensive linemen on the bench as shown in both starts).
When Kaep scores/makes a huge play, he's the 'aura' of the offense, has anybody noticed this the past two games? -There's an energy about Colin that just makes the whole team look good.
You can also bring up the other point as Marshall Faulk did on NFL network, that with the backup taking over and the HC not naming him the starter, the rest of the team feels like they need to try harder as they are pay to win games and with a young backup in there, their backs are kind of against the wall. We have seen the defense play a lot better these past 2 games with CK starting and the offense plays a bit harder trying to make plays with young CK in there as the QB... But like Marshall Faulk said, once CK is name the starter, the players might and will go back to their old selves before the change of QB. Who knows, Harb might know this and use it to win games while there are 5 more games left and there will be more in the play-offs, so he's really resting AS for the long run this season and seeing how far along CK is while using the
not naming a starter strategy to pump up the team for wins to secure a good play-off spot. (note, you can't say the players aren't trying harder too, the defense has been paying top notch the past 2 games while CK started, and KW and KH got ding up and we saw Manningham going hard and Crabtree jumping super high for catches)
[ Edited by HOF49er on Nov 26, 2012 at 6:07 AM ]