Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
dtg, I agree, mobile QBs are way more exciting than pocket passers. But watching a talent like RG3 go down....well, it lessens my enthusiasm for mobile QBs. Now that is not to say that kap won't scramble, because he will. My point was I believe JH got the point when RG got carried off on a cart. Right then the SKins were done. NO SB in Washington with RG out for season. 49ers as well as most other teams are in the same boat. We have one of the top 10 Qbs, and he is not far below the top 5....if he stays healthy. Fans often forget that what may be exciting as all get out, may also be conducive to losing your QB early and often. As you well know, DLs, LBs. CBs, are all bigger , faster, stronger, better. And they keep going that way. Not exactly the kind of guys you want to put a real lick on your starting QB who is making a designed run.
Understood, but CK seems to protect himself much better than RGIII. The latter seemed to invite hits at times with macho moves, while Kaepernick avoids hits better than almost any running QB I've watched. But I agree with you that the risk-reward of running your QB heavily weighted against calling intentional running plays very often. Luck also seems to take more hits than CK. Will be interesting to see if this is due to quickness or was Colin just lucky?
I've always wanted to see a team bring in three QBs who could run and pass, subbing to keep them fresh. But that would be a difficult assignment...find three really good all around running/passing QBs...within budget? Last year the niners had Smith and CK, who were both very capable runners, but their third QB was not very mobile.