After seeing Gardner play twice now, I am taken aback by his presence on the field, and it is beginning to feel like the Michigan Qbs of old. One can feel it by watching him play, as he is a total gamer, is quite heady, and is very imposing. He is bringing athleticism to the pocket type Qb that is very effective and efficient. Evidence is the safety he avoided, and also the incredible td he ran when he tiptoed the sideline and got the pylon. While watching Denard it has often felt he was bringing Qb skills to an elite-skilled Rb, but watching Gardner its taking a true pocket passer and adding great ball skills and athelticism. Wow, the future is looking bright at Qb for next year.
"(I) think about 'The Lion King,' Simba gets hit over the head and (he's told) 'the past can hurt,' " Harbaugh said Monday afternoon. "'You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it.'