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#205 Mr. Scot

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:58 PM

Ok, after looking at history he doesn't have a superbowl ring, but he has won more games than Clausen.

In 1998, Steve Young led the 49ers to a 12-4 record and their 16th straight winning season, all with 10 wins or more. Once again, the 49ers faced the Green Bay Packers in a thrilling NFC Wild Card game that went back and forth for its duration. Things looked bleak when the 49ers trailed 27-23 in the waning seconds. However, in one last moment of glory, Young hit Terrell Owens on a dramatic, game-winning 25-yard touchdown pass, dubbed by many as "The Catch II", that put the Niners ahead at 30-27 with 0:03 left on the game clock. They luckily dodged a bullet early in the drive, as a Jerry Rice fumble recovered by the Packers was inadvertently ruled down.

[yoda]With this thread, nothing to do this has.[/yoda]

I don't get how Clausen doesn't have a textbook throwing motion. Granted, a unique motion doesn't bother me as long as the ball gets there but this kid has recieved the type QB coaching throughout his life that very few NFL players see.

Clausen has a good throwing motion, but he often releases the ball with a low trajectory. That leads to passes that can be easily batted down, or possibly picked off.

Given that he has a history of working relentlessly on his mechanics, I believe he can fix it.

the throw in question, though? Straight into the dirt.

Edited by Mr Scot, 07 October 2010 - 12:01 AM.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:56 AM

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the throw in question, though? Straight into the dirt.

I still chaulk that one up to nerves.

-1st road start in the NFL.
-loud enviroment
-1st drive of the game issues w/ the playcalls coming in.
-Then you fail to handle the playclock
-Then your star WR overreacts

all that was in the first few seconds of his first road start.

I think the ball hit the dirt b/c he was nervous and frustrated w/ everything that occured right before it. Throwing the ball in the dirt just would make Clausen look bad......in a couple different ways. It would send no legit message to Smitty imo.