David Fales and Cade McNown

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    Just a bit of trivia fodder for those of you who may not have known...

    David Fales played at Palma HS in Salinas, CA. Cade McNown played at San Benito HS in Hollister, CA before he left for Oregon after his junior year when his parents divorced.

    Palma and San Benito are ARCH rivals in the same league... and they play each other every year at the end of the regular season. Small world since both were drafted by the Bears.

    I watched McNown play through his junior year in HS... and I watched both Fales and McNown play college ball. I would like to say that I am more impressed with Fales than McNown. I hope that makes people here feel more comfortable with the pick yesterday.
     
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    Thanks John. Some here seem to like the pick, some don't. Personally, I like the pick. If he becomes a reliable backup I'll be happy.
     
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    By the way, people are saying that Fales doesn't push the ball downfield. Here are the passing stats of the Senior Bowl:
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    Fales' only interception came as he was being hit while throwing the ball down the sideline.

    His yards per completion for the 2013 season is higher than Carr, Bridgewater, Thomas, and Savage... who all were drafted before him.
     
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    Apologies for the screwed up table.
     
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    According to Trestman Fales arm is good enough, but I guess we should listen to the resident expert over the HC who is a QB guru.

    http://www.chicagobears.com/multime...QB-Fales/ae8797b8-8174-499b-98a0-f0d090560463

    Emery had eye on Fales for awhile, wanted to increase competition for backup role.

    cavanaugh worked him out and like him, coaches and scouts all liked him.

    Best man between Palmer/Jarrod/Fales. Emery doesn't see him as drafting a starter, but for a guy to fight w/a roster spot and maybe be a backup. he's not looking at him as a developmental future starter.

    Trestman refers to Rogers up north as a guy that sat behind Farve learned the team and the system and came in and performed at a high level.

    Will put as much time into Fales as anyone else on the team.

    Biggest thing about going to see Fales live, was seeing him throw live and feel his armstrenght, and see his ability to make all the throws, also sat him down and put him on the board and talked to him.


    Again if Trestman and Emery are okay w/him and his arm then I see no reason not to at least give him a chance to prove them wrong.
     
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    No worries John. I think I heard somewhere that Fales has been working with Jordan Palmer, our current backup QB, and Palmer has said arm strength is not a problem for Fales.
     
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    By the way, welcome to the board John.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Hopefully Fales can be the long-term backup QB the club envisions.

    This thread just reminded me I still have a signed McNown jersey. Just couldn't bring myself to throw it away!
     
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    The things I remember most about McNown playing HS FB... he started as a safety as a sophomore on the varsity squad. He used to lay the opposing players out! When he played QB, he sucked as a junior. The team was run-oriented, and he overthrew or threw too hard for the receivers to catch. He had appendicitis halfway through the season, and he left the team. His parents divorced and he moved away to Oregon. I forgot about him until my friend called me up two years later yelling, "Turn on the UCLA game! Cade McNown is starting for the Bruins!"
     
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