development of QBs Colin Kaepernick and his own Robert Griffin III with the
Bay Area media recently:
"If you’re talking about Robert or if you’re talking about a guy like Kaepernick, everybody comes from different (college) systems and when you go to the National Football League and you’re working with a drop-back passing game and you haven’t done a lot of that, it takes some repetition. Whoever has been in those shoes realizes that it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice, it takes repetition, going against different coverages, understanding the strength and weaknesses and just becoming more comfortable in passing situations.
You can see what a great arm he has and what great speed he has… and he seems like a natural leader. It just takes a while. Every year is a learning experience. Defenses will always catch up to a guy, but that repetition is going to get him more comfortable with some situations. You can see what a bright future he does have because his arm strength, his ability to make plays with his legs. I like what I see.
That’s part of the process of the NFL quarterback that it is hard, the amount of hours that you have to spend studying film, going through your progressions, studying defenses. It’s 24 hours a day, not only during the season but the offseason, to get to that elite level.
Everybody is going to have a year or two that is better than the other, but for that consistency, you need a guy that loves football, loves studying because there’s so many different parts. That’s one of the reasons I think it’s the hardest position in sports to play."