Posts Tagged ‘NFL Free Agency’

I am starting to like the idea of San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke and first-year HC Jim Harbaugh putting together a package to get a veteran QB who knows the west coast offense.  Kolb plays for Andy Reid who essentially runs Mike Holmgren’s version of the offense that extended the lore of the WCO with the 49ers in the late 1980’s.  Holmgren was Walsh’s quarterbacks coach from 1986-88 and then San Francisco’s offensive coordinator for three seasons after Walsh left following the ’88 Super Bowl season.  There are plenty of resources that will explain that the west coast offense essentially was born in the heart of the mid-west (from google: http://football.calsci.com/WCOHistory2.html), and I plan to post more articles concerning this topic as well.

Some Kolb Highlights:

With 4 teams selecting QB’s on day one of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Niners may see a window of opportunity with Kolb and the Eagles.  At least I can still say that I am excited about the new regime that Harbaugh and Baalke have instituted.  Now, if only those pesky details would work out so we can look forward to another NFL season.

UPDATE: From Pro Football Talk,  the owners have been granted a stay on the ruling to lift the lockout.

I’m guessing this played into the fact that the 49ers chose to jump up to the 35th pick in the draft to select Colin Kaepernick.  Here is a highlight clip of Kaepernick’s record setting NCAA football career – he is the only player in NCAA history to throw for over 10,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards.  In the words of his new coach, “it’s all about production.”:

Inspiring stuff.  For the die-hard 49er fans, lets hope he was born ready to play for S.F.