Originally posted by Druckenmiller14:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by Druckenmiller14:Originally posted by 80849er4life:Originally posted by Druckenmiller14:Originally posted by 80849er4life:
That throwing style has a 95+ mph fastball.......as long as it gets there as fast as possible I dont care how it comes out......
Think Bill Walsh would say differently. Did Montana or Young need a 95 mph fastball?
Its not about how big of arm someone has. There are tons of guys in the league that can throw it far. Its about accuracy and efficiency. I like a lot of what Kaep does but he has a bit of a windup delivery. He telegraphs throws and DBs can get a beat on it a split second earlier. As well his footwork and release point was inconsistent throughout his career. All things he can improve on, but I think people are starting to value the wrong characteristics in a QB. There are tons of guys who can throw the ball a mile... few of them can cut it as an NFL QB.
I dont care how far he can throw it I want the ball to get to the WR ASAP........most of our drops,ints, were because the Smith's threw ducks with no heat on it......
Thats fine, but how many WRs can catch a 95 mph fastball? If someone just throws hard, with no touch, you're not giving your WRs much of a chance. I just think people are valuing the wrong characteristics. I don't care how hard you can throw it, if its not thrown accurately and efficently, you won't consistently complete passes.
I believe Walsh said Montana threw a very "catchable" ball. After hearing that Montana chuckled and said that was because he couldn't throw the ball very hard.
The football travels at a much slower rate, around 64 mph. 95mph is for a baseball. NFL WR's have no trouble catching a 64 mph football, but sometimes, they don't open their hands all the way and that smarts.
lol I know. I was just taking the analogy someone was using that said he threw a 95 mph fastball. The NFL isn't about how hard you can throw the ball. Just ask Joe Montana, Tom Brady and Steve Young. Jim Druckenmiller and Jeff George could both throw the ball through a brick wall also... where'd that get them?
Hang on. Even Jerry Rice complained about the zip Steve Young put on the ball, at least until he got used to it. Check it out. Steve threw the ball pretty hard. As did a number of other successful qb's. Selecting Druck and George is somewhat meh. You can pull up names of failures to support any argument.