OT the Trey Lance narrative has started for 49ers

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Yeah, I saw this morning where they're saying it was in index finger...hahah and he couldn't grip the ball properly all last year. I think it's just a crap excuse, to keep the media pressure off Lance.
I mean sure, but remember Palmer with his index finger injury?

Any one of us could throw infinitely better than him. Not even being facetious, he was god awful.
 

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The big red flag for him is he played just over 1 season of college ball. That’s the #1 indicator of risk in a QB prospect.

There’s no time for development in an NFL season, so it’s up to the player to refine their mechanics independently and keep honing their craft.
Which is probably the most impressive thing about Kyler Murray to me is that he overcome this. Regardless of how good of a QB he becomes, his ability to get where he is at with only one year of college starting is impressive.
 

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Which is probably the most impressive thing about Kyler Murray to me is that he overcome this. Regardless of how good of a QB he becomes, his ability to get where he is at with only one year of college starting is impressive.
Well at least it was big boy college too unlike Lance
 

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And we say to Keim about Murray....

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Sort of a weird thing with Lance going on now. All the talk from the 49ers is he looks great, the thumb injury from last year is now being called a finger injury that impacted his throws and his throws are now noticeably "tighter and more accurate." One report said his deep ball is now a bit more accurate. Another report says he still has mechanical issues for sure but he's not missing high as much as he did last year at this time and everyone's raving about his progress.

Then you see this: https://www.ninersnation.com/2022/6/14/23167710/49ers-lance-second-year-qb-rankings

note that's not the 5th best QB overall, that's the 5th best QB of all the 2nd year QB's, his draft class!

I will say my gut says he'll be better than last year by far, Shanahan will figure out a way to maximize his strengths and hide his weaknesses, but as the season goes on it will be evident how inexperienced he is as when they need him to step up and win a game with his arm, he might instead airmail some throws to the defense.

That said the stuff in the link about the fans reaction to Mac Jones is why they drafted Lance is nonsense, I think Shanahan is great with QB's and he decided I'm going to take the guy with the most physical talent and coach him.

Davis Mills was the 2nd best QB of last year's class. Any ranking that has him last is bogus. Lance was terrible last year.
 
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Yeah, I saw this morning where they're saying it was in index finger...hahah and he couldn't grip the ball properly all last year. I think it's just a crap excuse, to keep the media pressure off Lance.


You never know but last year they said it was his thumb, suddenly it's his index finger?
 

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I mean sure, but remember Palmer with his index finger injury?

Any one of us could throw infinitely better than him. Not even being facetious, he was god awful.
The doubt lays in the fact it was his thumb last year and now they say index finger. If it was his index finger all along, you just roll with it from the start. There was nothing to be gained by lying.
 

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