4.29: 49ers press conference -- Jim Harbaugh
Harbaugh recalls his QB competitions with second-round-pick Colin Kaepernick.
Star competition. I recall correctly I won the first when. And then there was by the board and when the second 15 the one. And then the the accuracy you -- to -- post column one. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It actually was the winner so. We have to battle well we didn't have the long ball competition. What were -- good quarterback. Column. Com productivity. You know first I think. A lot of comes on the you know eleven on political plot or you are you at that. And his it. -- -- what contribution is to quarterback making to the offensive unit. You know his production even dramatic. The only quarterback in history. The NCAA. To ever throw that 101000 yards and rushed for. For 4000 yards in the annals of of college football. Let them in their -- that. He's the only one -- -- that. Running from behind you know being able to lead a team. From behind. You know he's he's demonstrated that got multiple times. You know many other things. Other attributes that that you look for a quarterback and and that that Colin possesses in. You know I heard that. You're talk about the column B a developmental. Type of quarterback I heard that a few times after have to worse. Selected Colin and that that goes for all quarterbacks. Not because every count that is every quarterback to coach from college to the National Football League series he's no different time but. He's got. He's got. Great. Great gifts you know from mom dad god and you know he's become within. Kind of the -- the energy and the -- -- -- don't think his way to success. So almost things. And more. You -- Popular. And throwing him. -- longer throwing motion and 89 to the prototypical. You know West Coast system -- quarterback that you look at him. -- and I didn't it what you like to do offensively. You know continue its -- You can you can you processing information -- -- taken the fallout from the time mussina. Held the target open or coming open to a public gets to the to the ball gets to the receiver and no he's he's very fast and processing Madden and and the ball gets their fast he's got to kind of arm strength and can. You know really powerball through a defense and I'm. Don't pass that motion to me is -- -- free throws and different and there's no one's perfect way to come mechanically to throw applauding. -- well you know anybody's ever thrown something whether it's he'll pick it up Iraq. And throwing it thrown a baseball or thrown out. A footballer. Who. Don't want anything. Throwing throw -- he can -- that way since. To your little kid probably you know secure her pick. Picked up a rock and he darted through -- that's -- you throw and a so it matters. -- But the ball does. More than how you do it. -- Our road record corporate. I'm -- you know it's it's it's figuring things. Things out of spinning figure things out and think you're great to success mean. Any thing you know that -- That you do and that's important. Especially playing quarterback position -- so well still figure figured out. Figure. How to. Thank you wait too. Winning this is really important and that's. And a pool match in you know street fight. You know when a football game that's that's important -- things are changing you don't you plan meets. The other -- -- -- the other teams play and they got to deal with a adapt I think completed just. And so quarterbacks and they're out there and -- -- making battlefield decisions that's extremely important. I would definitely not that. -- you are not only do you remember watching there's a lot of someone Youkilis -- struck again. Well I mean all -- all those -- and that said of -- the way competes. Like the way he. You know removes his team. That's. That's it. And did watch a lot of film on them. -- kind of guy that. Who's a winner when you do it and while. You don't. You know ordered him -- I'm just gonna get to know and I can just -- the around them and I'm having your honor code yeah facility and ruler ever changing you know but I. By the hours or so when do two we can't -- here tonight and -- -- over and then we'll visit him tomorrow. About that. Playing on the left here today. Clinton or your veterans certainly over the. That and hypotheticals. Yeah but that the on the it does not change and it. The plan for Alex's. His haven't changed. I'm here everything that we've Cintron. From the very beginning you'll get to those players. -- our roster that we possibly can end and and then throw the ball and let him compete. Don't. Alex has the ability and help me along the license. Can be the starting quarterbacks and things that are Ronaldo yesterday and and then engrossed her. Per Collins so the guys guys. Guys -- run on their tunnel gas and that's. That's that's what we believe you know we believe in competition we believe in. Can. In earning positions around -- so against that. With Alex -- Sounds like we are growing and we're not gonna miss a big business. There's nothing has changed. You can't. And you know the thing hopefully he. You like this and in the in the proper tax cut that goes for anybody that's on our roster and that's. That's everybody's. Never really post positions -- her all earned you know. The quarterback position to every other position I'm on the field -- -- phone number more anointed -- all -- Yeah don't want yeah. Leonard Henry Hughes and don't won't be happy couldn't couldn't. Yeah it was good that I. I this is going to be around Alex again today. -- and in a lot of our players strike price 15100. Or so the work we're here today. You can you can't work out. Where it's. Fun that I was not part of you know recognize that I thought of that line and you don't want to see that when I was on the field but outsize us. I don't feel like they're fun to you know India and he she seem to be at the same mindset. And so. Maybe my antenna picks up an open I was actually out there throwing the ball around and have some fun you can evaluating. Yeah yeah. Well yeah. Quarterback he got what written. Your -- There. Is he. Here. Work. We have QB driven. Runs in our in our. In our scheme you know are we that kind of genius we're gonna continue Maria. -- -- dropped back -- -- us who we play action genius. Who really. Move out of the pocket clean. Absolutely. I'm so. Definitely cal has has. Because I'm telling us how athletic ability -- think you know has that. You know all in all the he'll. Capabilities to to really run anything we ask him to do. Our program you. No no I'm not and I will not be starting quarterback. Time designated the starting quarterback will not accept. You're starting quarterback position and I don't think I'm gonna. Welcome Roland I'll -- on him and he judges mine and then when he throws -- to me and I judges. It. -- he's you know -- sit down. -- knows that tight spiral and she won. Her thanks and thank you.