Lots of good comments, and I can add that after watching all but two games of his 4 yrs of starting at UT, Colt is a terrific pickup. I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that a SB team needs to have two guys that can get them to and thru the SB. Colt is that guy. 4 yrs of starting at Texas, and he looked good virtually all the time. My interest in him is that Kap is his best when he can take off and run for 20-30 yds. Problem with that is the RG3 thing (3 surgical repairs in 1 sitting) is a real and necessary thing to account for. My hope is that Coach H calls less running plays(he will) and more handoffs or passing plays. Still, Kap is at his best when he cuts loose and hauls azz. That is also when injury can occur. Just ask Mike Shanahan. Having a QB like Colt on sidelines is a great way to ensure we make it to and thru the SB. He has great football smarts, good arm and is a good runner. In all an A+ QB to have backing up Kap. For us this is all very positive.
I believe under Harbaugh, Colt could win us a couple games if necessary. He's pretty much Alex Smith. He gets to come to San Fran, disappear and learn. He'll be a good draft pick for us in a year or two.
Smith and McCoy have very similar games. Their 40, 20 and 10 yard dash times are almost identical. Smith is three inches taller, but McCoy is younger. It could be a wash. We know Smith has become a pretty clutch performer. We can hope McCoy is as good.
I think a lot of people are going to be suprised come preseason. I dont think the offense slows down much at all between Kap and Mccoy. You may not see tight spiralled 60 yd bombs from Mccoy, but what you will see is methodical defense degrading marches down the field for points.
My my, how the tone of this thread changed once people actually watched him play.
There's no doubt the Browns are bad, but that doesn't mean that the QB's that washed out of there weren't also bad on their own merits (or lack thereof).
I remember the Cardinals spouting how Derek Anderson was gonna win them a SB now that he was out of "that hole", yet he somehow still sucked in Arizona. And he actually had a good year in the NFL once.
Brady Quinn, Charlie Frye, Tim Couch, Kelly Holcomb, Luke McCown... I don't know why anyone would be excited about picking up a guy the freakin' Browns had decided wasn't good enough to play for them.
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