Greg Cosell recently broke down the draft’s quarterback prospects on Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner podcast. Here’s his breakdown. Q: What do you think of Geno Smith? COSELL: There is no question he has an NFL arm. He’s an NFL talent. Now, he’s got some other issues. First of all, he’s got some footwork issues. I think […]
What are the top-five questions the 49ers must answer this offseason? I’ll give you my list, and I’d be interested to read yours as well. Can the 49ers’ defense improve? Once Justin Smith got hurt in the third quarter of the Week 15 game against the Patriots, the 49ers’ defense imploded. They went from elite […]
Cam Newton dismantled the Falcons’ defense twice this year. He completed 38-of-59 passes for 502 yards, 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also ran for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns. Are the Falcons vulnerable to dual-threat quarterbacks like Cam Newton? Do you expect Colin Kaepernick to torch the Falcons defense like Newton did this year? […]
Earlier today I asked you to rank Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick in order of which QB you would most want to build an NFL team around. Here’s my ranking. Colin Kaepernick – Of these four quarterbacks, Kaepernick has the strongest arm. He’s not quite as athletic as Griffin, but […]
There are currently four young, athletic quarterbacks who have the potential to become elite – Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. Which one would you most want to build an NFL franchise around? Which one do you think will become the best quarterback? I want you to rank these quarterback 1-4 […]
ESPN’s fantasy football guru Matthew Berry just posted his top-10 fantasy quarterbacks for Week 12. They are: 1. Aaron Rodgers 2. Peyton Manning 3. Robert Griffin III 4. Matt Ryan 5. Tom Brady 6. Andrew Luck 7. Drew Brees 8. Colin Kaepernick 9. Cam Newton 10. Andy Dalton Who’s not on the list: Eli Manning, […]
Which quarterback, past or present, does Colin Kaepernick remind you of? He reminds me of a young Brett Favre. Kaepernick has the same electricity, better legs, probably as strong of an arm and a bit more accuracy. Favre had a wild hair about him that took Holmgren several years to corral and several off-the-field problems that […]
This is the time of year when we go through certain scenarios, and this is a lurking scenario: the option option. The Niners have two players on their roster who are two of the greatest college players to ever play in an option offense. I’m talking about their last two second round picks, quarterback Colin […]
If you don’t know about the Alex Smith-Cam Newton-Jon Beason brouhaha, you can read the full story here. Let me share the main points: In response to a question about passing yards this week, Alex Smith got a bit defensive and out of character when he said this: “I could absolutely care less on yards […]
CSNBayArea.com just posted my latest article on the top-five young quarterbacks in football. For the purposes of this article I define ‘young’ as incoming rookies and soon-to-be second-year guys. Of those QBs, which ones will be the best five years from now? Here’s my list: 1. Cam Newton 2. Andrew Luck 3. Robert Griffin III […]
SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Jim Harbaugh said about Alex Smith during his Tuesday press conference. Read it, and then I have a few questions for you below. Q: The turnover differential – is that something you’ve harped on with Alex Smith since day one? HARBAUGH: “Well, coached it. And Alex has a great understanding. […]
On Wednesday, Harbaugh said he’d more or less arrived at this conclusion: If a quarterback has the right stuff it probably doesn’t matter if he never took a snap from under center in college.
Say this for Colin Kaepernick: He’s made fervent believers out of those who’ve worked with him leading up to the NFL draft.
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock didn’t need to see Gabbert throw in Indianapolis. Based on the tape, he’s a huge fan. Mayock sees four quarterbacks with first-round ability: Gabbert, Auburn’s Cam Newton, Washington’s Jake Locker and Arkansas’ Ryan Mallet, but Gabbert is the only one he viewed as a top-10 pick coming out of the combine.
McElroy, it’s worth noting, would seem to rank high on the Harbaugh Quarterback Scale: Leadership, competitiveness, intelligence, decision-making, accuracy.