Originally posted by Adusoron:
Jonnydel, thank you for this informative post. I enjoy reading your 49er all-22 analysis along with the other film study contributing members. (The first postgame analysis thread I discovered was the Tampa Bay game and I've been enjoying each subsequent thread.) I did want to ask you a complicated question. I listen to Greg Cosell of NFL films a lot on KNBR and I respect his knowledge very much. Over this entire season, I noticed that while he has consistently praised Colin as a quarterback prospect and thinks he'll be a high level QB, in nearly every radio interview after every game, he has implied and outright warned that Colin has made very little progress as a progression reader and passer. He says Colin is capable of making dynamic throws or runs at individual points in the game but has not mastered the subtle nuances of using the pocket and reading the field. In one interview, he agreed with the famous Trent Dilfer "remedial passer after first read is covered."
I have posted an example podcast from KNBR to illustrate my point (12-31-13 interview with Brian Murphy).
I get a different feel from your analysis and I wanted to know your analysis of Cosell and Dilfer's analysis of Colin's present capabilities as a progression reader and Colin's progress in the nuances of being a high level pocket QB over the course of the 2013 season. If you agree with them, why? If you disagree with them, what are you seeing differently that they're not seeing?
To my eye, Colin appears to make reads, but it is not always consistent and he sometimes will drop his eyes to the pass rush quicker instead of shuffling, resetting, and trying to find a different read. However, it does not seem to be as bad as Cosell and Dilfer make it sound and it appears to me that Colin has improved in pocket usage, progression readings, and pass vs. scramble selection over the 6 game winning streak.
Thanks, and Happy New Year!
Well, I think he's made more progress over the course of this season than I've seen from him over all last offseason. If you look at the first 6-7 games I think he made more progress as far as anticipation in his throws. In the next 4-5 games he made muh more progress as far as progression reads. I think the last 4 games - which I've done more analysis from he's starting to put it all together but he's still inconsistent about it.