Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:You missed the point, Its not about Luck being in a QB friendly system par say as we see in most college and NFL teams or it seems they have those intentions , its merely pointing out the fact that both the 49ers and Stanford don't ask a hole heck of a lot from their QB's its a run all over you mentality, again you would be foolish to ignore Luck's weaknesses that are blatantly masked kinda like someone we know down in Frisco and not saying Luck has a laundry list of them but just like any QB in the NFL they all have weaknesses that their respective teams try to cover up.
Colby Fleener is one of the top TEs along with Egnew of Mizzou, Ladarius Green of LA-Lafayette, and Davis Paulson of Oregon. As far as which one of those 4 goes first, it will probably depend on their work outs.
Calling Stanford's offense QB Friendly is kind of a joke. I would like to hear from you what successful offense isn't QB friendly in college...And the QB Friendly label is used to typically describe spread offenses that make a QB look a lot better than he is because it inflates his statistics.
Harbaugh used a run-first, pro-oriented offense built around a great O-line and multiple TEs in motion. Not much has changed with his offense at 49ers (although I think we are still one TE short of what Harbaugh wants to do).
And if you think Luck is removed from making decisions, I think you are totally mistaken. Just because its play action doesn't mean he isn't making a decision.
If you watch Stanford enough, you'll see they have no problem opening up the passing game if their run game struggles, but they prefer to use passing game as the killshot and use running to control possession and wear down a team.
Finally, one major reason Luck hasn't opened up his passing game much is you have to look at college recruiting to understand. Stanford has an extremely hard time getting WRs to commit, so in terms of WR talent there isn't much there outside of Owusu. Alternatively, Harbaugh was able to get a s**t load of TEs to commit because other teams weren't as focused on recruiting that position.
[ Edited by Natewillis2252 on Oct 24, 2011 at 15:25:02 ]