Originally posted by Giedi:It's funny how the entire NFL hangs on to Jim words regarding QB's. His development of Colin and Alex has earned him that. He's probably going to be more careful in the future about what he says regarding QB's if suddenly our needs at the QB position increase. In the meantime, in my opinion, I think he's the closest thing to Bill Walsh as an NFL QB developer this current era has.
The entire NFL hangs on to Jim's words regarding QB's? Development of who? Kaepernick? I have a completely different view. Walsh actually groomed QB's, he and Holmgren made them masters of finding the hot read and using 4 and sometimes 5 options. I am talking Montana, Young, and even Bono who caught his education from Holmgren. I gotta be honest, I love the fire Harbs' brings and I think Andrew Luck is a fantastic talent. But leading a College QB that has been groomed in pro football his entire life does not have me in awe of Harbaugh's QB grooming skills.
He didn't develop Alex, he shut him down and turned him into a low-risk/low reward guy. It was what the team needed to win and it worked, but Alex looks better now than he did in a Niner uniform and he still is check-down Charlie. Watching Kaepernick in College, he looked explosive and he still does, but he doesn't look a bunch different to me than the pistol kid other than the number of runs he has. I love Harbs, but I don't buy into him as a QB guru and to even mention him in the same breath as Walsh is completely ridiculous.