Originally posted by KID9R:
Morgan had to wait and wait for those balls. Both those throw's gave the db's time to recover. I love Hill but he's not the long term answer. I remember Rice talking about the transition from going from a righty (Montana) to a lefty (Young) and how it took time to get used to. Ducks are harder to catch but the rule is, if you can touch it, you can catch it.
To be honest, I always felt that Rice was exaggerating on that point. I remember that interview clearly. He was talking about how the rotation of the ball was something a receiver had to get used to. Mind you, I never played professional football, but I did play football quite a bit in my hayday. And I never thought the rotation of the ball was an issue.
Im not so sure it really makes that much a difference; I think Rice was kinda emphasizing how much of a hard worker he is in that interview.
As for the matter at hand, I agree that Hill needs to put a little more on his throws. Hell, Steve Young didnt have a strong arm either, but his balls didnt wilt in midair and fall down like they were shot out of the sky.
I was amazed how "dead" those balls looked on their way down, and the defense defiinitely had time to recover.