Matt Campbell and Iowa State

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I wasn't sure what direction this thread was going to take when I opened it, but I did it anyway.

In response to your thought, a rookie getting hurt doesn't generally get a lot of good press. I know us ISU fans realized what could have been, but I'm ok with him being overlooked versus being wrongfully given the "easily injured" title.
 
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ISU football has to be as talked about in the national media as I have ever heard in my life right now. Most of it is due to Brock Purdy, but obviously Breece Hall and David Montgomery have helped.

I have a mixed emotion when they talk about Purdy and how he has improved. Seems like more of a compliment to the 9ers coaching staff (likely much deserved) but also maybe a small slight to the coaching he got at Iowa State? I am probably reading way too much into this.....

That being said, glad CMC is at ISU. He and his staff have done wonders....
 

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ISU football has to be as talked about in the national media as I have ever heard in my life right now. Most of it is due to Brock Purdy, but obviously Breece Hall and David Montgomery have helped.

I have a mixed emotion when they talk about Purdy and how he has improved. Seems like more of a compliment to the 9ers coaching staff (likely much deserved) but also maybe a small slight to the coaching he got at Iowa State? I am probably reading way too much into this.....

That being said, glad CMC is at ISU. He and his staff have done wonders....
honestly, this hasn't been the impression i've gotten. If anything during the Cowboy game, it almost seemed like they praised Brock's decision to go to Iowa State. Pretty much saying parents send your kids to schools like Iowa State. Where they will get time to develop their game instead of looking over their shoulder each year if they struggle.
 

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honestly, this hasn't been the impression i've gotten. If anything during the Cowboy game, it almost seemed like they praised Brock's decision to go to Iowa State. Pretty much saying parents send your kids to schools like Iowa State. Where they will get time to develop their game instead of looking over their shoulder each year if they struggle.
Yes I have heard a lot of talk about "go where you can start/play/excel" rather than worry about being on the absolute best team. Playing time is more critical for a qb than any other position I believe.
 

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ISU football has to be as talked about in the national media as I have ever heard in my life right now. Most of it is due to Brock Purdy, but obviously Breece Hall and David Montgomery have helped.

I have a mixed emotion when they talk about Purdy and how he has improved. Seems like more of a compliment to the 9ers coaching staff (likely much deserved) but also maybe a small slight to the coaching he got at Iowa State? I am probably reading way too much into this.....

That being said, glad CMC is at ISU. He and his staff have done wonders....
I’d say that “improvement” has (far) less to do with the respective coaching staffs than the supporting cast on offense on each team.

ISU didn’t have a corresponding Trent Williams at LT, and the talent of the 49ers receiving corps goes a lot deeper than X and a couple of TE’s.

(I suppose Breece last year and McCaffrey this year are more or less a wash)
 
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Brock Purdy made a great decision to come and play for Campbell.

He also got very lucky to have landed on the 49ers and then have not one but two starting quarterbacks ahead of him go down to injury.

Make no mistake the guy has earned his success, but sometimes things really fall into your lap.
 

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Brock Purdy made a great decision to come and play for Campbell.

He also got very lucky to have landed on the 49ers and then have not one but two starting quarterbacks ahead of him go down to injury.

Make no mistake the guy has earned his success, but sometimes things really fall into your lap.
100% agree. Landing with the 49ers was some serious luck/fate.
 

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Brock Purdy made a great decision to come and play for Campbell.

He also got very lucky to have landed on the 49ers and then have not one but two starting quarterbacks ahead of him go down to injury.

Make no mistake the guy has earned his success, but sometimes things really fall into your lap.

Yes, the 49rs and their coaching staff was the perfect landing spot. I know when you get to the 7th round there is a lot of speculation that maybe it would be better to be an UDFA, but this was great. Plus, don’t forget that SF put him on the active roster. The majority of NFL teams only carry two and stick their third string on practice squad. Brock is in a great spot and may be the named starter going into next year.
 
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Brock Purdy made a great decision to come and play for Campbell.

He also got very lucky to have landed on the 49ers and then have not one but two starting quarterbacks ahead of him go down to injury.

Make no mistake the guy has earned his success, but sometimes things really fall into your lap.
Sure, Brock’s now going up against NFL defenses, but he’s really benifited from playing with a great oline, receiving core, and backs.
 

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I’m so tired of hearing that. It’s the NFL. Everybody has weapons and good lineman.
Also look at the 4 remaining teams. They probably are 4 of the most talented rosters in the league. Others would maybe be Bills and Chargers but the Chargers are cursed or something lol.
 
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Brock Purdy made a great decision to come and play for Campbell.

He also got very lucky to have landed on the 49ers and then have not one but two starting quarterbacks ahead of him go down to injury.

Make no mistake the guy has earned his success, but sometimes things really fall into your lap.
Things have sort of falling Brock's way, there is no doubt about that. Don't forget that the 49ers cut another QB from their roster to keep Purdy, so they had a pretty good idea he was better than they thought after a short period in camp. Honestly, I have been really impressed with some of the throws he has made. He looks like he has a little more zip on the ball than he did at ISU. Most of the media give him very little chance this weekend. We will see.
 

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Brock Purdy made a great decision to come and play for Campbell.

He also got very lucky to have landed on the 49ers and then have not one but two starting quarterbacks ahead of him go down to injury.

Make no mistake the guy has earned his success, but sometimes things really fall into your lap.
I don't know that he was lucky to end up on the 49ers. John Lynch has said that they were wanting to get him as an UFA, but didn't want to risk him going somewhere else, so they used the pick. There aren't many teams that would take a chance on a QB like that...undersized, below average arm strength. 49ers have the perfect system for his skill set and they likely knew it. Obviously, they didn't think he'd be playing this season, but you knew they really liked him when they let Sudfeld go. And, they didn't bring in a vet when Lance got hurt.
 

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