Originally posted by WildBill:
Originally posted by jesserdumas2:
I think the competition with Tolzein may be closer than we are making it. By picking up McCoy, the team signaled they aren't looking for someone to come and run the Kapernick offense. The backup, whoever he is, will be running the Alex Smith offense.
If you recall, Tolzein looked pretty good in that offense last preaseason, as good or better than our current starter at times. McCoy is a good ball player in my opinion, limited by his physical abilities, but has a good football mind and a serious competition in him. But he also has to learn a new offense over one training camp whereas Tolzein (am I spelling this right?)is going into his 3rd season with the team and 2nd full training camp.
I still like McCoy to win out the #2 job, but I think there is some legit competition for the job.
I disagree, Colt is more similar to Kaep than Tolz is when coming out of college (style of play). Although you have a point that we don't know cause we are not there and don't see what the coaches see (I said this about Kaep when everyone was raving about giving Tolz the nod over him). However, I will say that Tolz has never seen the field and that judging Tolz body of work against 3rd and 4th stringers is laughable especially against Kaep who was going against 1st and 2nd stringers and had more on his plate (plays) than Tolz had to digest. Like varsity and juior varsity. Colt has seen the field, and has experience, he can run the pistol and read option physically better based on college ball, but of course will never be Kaep (who can?). I actually think BJ will give Tolz a run simply cause of athletic aibility. The niner staff loves players who are not 1 or 1A to be versitile. He presents more of a problem if he made the team and came in with Kaep in there. Is he running the ball or halfback option who passes the ball or receiving? Do you ignore him? Can't do that with Tolz.
The Niners are not
going to create two different offenses for their primary and back-up QBs. Colt can run the "Kaepernick" offense. He has all the tools. They're just not as sharp as Kaepernick's. That's why he's the back up. Tolzien is even further removed from having Kaepernick-type skills, so I would expect that there isn't even a legitimate competition between those two. BJ, like Colt, is in the Kaepernick mold. My guess is that he's more athletic than, but not nearly as polished as, Colt. So I expect he'll be on the bubble.
Tolzien appears to be a bit of a misfit. He appears to be real intelligent, so he is excellent at playing opposing QBs for the defense to practice against, but he's ill suite to palying Kaepernick. A bit of a conundrum on what to do.
It'll be interesting to see if the Niners feel that a "practice" qb is worth a spot on the 53 man squad. I would guess that McCoy can take on the practice role. Can the Niners get value in trade for Tolzien if Daniels is good enough to play #3?
[ Edited by Rsrkshn on Jun 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM ]