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Does Colin Kaepernick have the strongest arm in the NFL

Does Colin Kaepernick have the strongest arm in the NFL

Originally posted by TinyHandsBigHeart:
Probably since JaMarcus Russel retired.

Some people just can't let go. I'd say that since sports science has Kaepernick's speed at about 59 mph and Brett Farvre was at about 60 mph, it would be a lot more accurate (and a lot less demeaning to an incredibly talented young QB) to say "probably since Brett Farvre retired."
You know.... Alex Smith actually did have a pretty strong arm coming out of college. He was a #1 pick for a reason. All those shoulder surgeries really f**ked him over. Take the 2011-2012 version of Alex and combine it with the physical tools that he possessed when drafted and I don't think we'd be talking about Kaepernick.

That said, Kap is ballin.... nobody has a stronger arm. Glad he's our QB now and I wish Alex the best and hope he finds a good home somewhere else.
Throws a strong ball. But, he's not going to start game 7 for the Giants, so does it matter? Accuracy matters more and while he was impressing with his accuracy initially, he's gotten away from it.
THE, no!

Top ten, yes
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I really have no idea how he fell to the second round.

Extremely raw, lack of familiarity with a pro system. Potential was as high as Cam Newton's, tremendous physical attributes, but nobody really thought he'd be ready to start for at least 2 years.

That's not why he was picked in the 2nd round. Cam had the same raw grade. Colin was picked in the 2nd round because he was not from a big school.

I still feel the bar for QB success was heavily lowered in the 49ers fandom due to the previous 8 year project.
Originally posted by UKNiners:
Throws a strong ball. But, he's not going to start game 7 for the Giants, so does it matter? Accuracy matters more and while he was impressing with his accuracy initially, he's gotten away from it.

I don't know. He was pretty darned accurate last night. That laser down the middle to Crabtree, the first TD to Moss - hard to get more accurate than that.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by UKNiners:
Throws a strong ball. But, he's not going to start game 7 for the Giants, so does it matter? Accuracy matters more and while he was impressing with his accuracy initially, he's gotten away from it.

I don't know. He was pretty darned accurate last night. That laser down the middle to Crabtree, the first TD to Moss - hard to get more accurate than that.

It's weird. He's super accurate just as long as he's not throwing to Vernon Davis.
Originally posted by UKNiners:
Throws a strong ball. But, he's not going to start game 7 for the Giants, so does it matter? Accuracy matters more and while he was impressing with his accuracy initially, he's gotten away from it.

No it doesn't. Accuracy is far more important than arm strength.....
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I really have no idea how he fell to the second round.

Extremely raw, lack of familiarity with a pro system. Potential was as high as Cam Newton's, tremendous physical attributes, but nobody really thought he'd be ready to start for at least 2 years.

He was widely considered to be the QB with the highest ceiling in that draft, including Cam Newton.
  • mayo49
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I think it's Cutler, Rodgers and then Kap.
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Would like to see balls with more arc when needed rather than 30-40 yard lasers. Just depending on the situation. I'm sure he'll develop that touch.
Originally posted by Happs:
Would like to see balls with more arc when needed rather than 30-40 yard lasers. Just depending on the situation. I'm sure he'll develop that touch.

two TD's with Touch

two TDs with lasers
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I really have no idea how he fell to the second round.

Extremely raw, lack of familiarity with a pro system. Potential was as high as Cam Newton's, tremendous physical attributes, but nobody really thought he'd be ready to start for at least 2 years.

That's not why he was picked in the 2nd round. Cam had the same raw grade. Colin was picked in the 2nd round because he was not from a big school.

I still feel the bar for QB success was heavily lowered in the 49ers fandom due to the previous 8 year project.

wrong, his school had nothing to do with it.....and this was a year where QB's were being over drafted due to the lock out
It's a tie for me between Kaep and Matt Stafford. Rodgers and Cam Newton would be next on that list.
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