Originally posted by jimrat201:
I dont nothing about mechanics but I remember people saying how Rivers needed to fix his throwing motion............I guess everbody was wrong.
Simply, over the top where the shoulder and arm are above the head in a nice circle motion when throwing! 3/4 or whatever it's also called, is if you watch vince young and rivers both have this motion. where they throw more of a side arm motion with the ball coming out lower, more batted balls, and you don't get the full power on the ball. Most coaches don't like this motion of throwing tends to be slower and less powerful, but some players have had long career's with it.
Mechanics, is the motion of the arm, and more. Such as, Footwork, 3 step drops, the 5 step drops, and the 7. sometimes a 5 step, reset the feet! when throwing you place your front leg toward the target your aiming at, you keep it bent, you never want to lock the knee it cause poor accuracy, aka alex smiths problem. Also, it's your hips less about how hard you can throw it with your arm, but how fast you can torque the hips around as you throw, it's like a golf's swing takes years to truly perfect it, aka old tiger woods, now he has no swing coach and has trouble driving the ball.
Also aaron rodgers was said, to have perfect mechanics. And it scared people off cause he was like a robot.... Please years of a good coach's working with him, and his own determination to improving his golf swing... still pissed about this!
[ Edited by TheGoldDiggerrrr on Jan 9, 2011 at 9:52 PM ]