Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Ive seen RGIII connect on some BOMBS this year. Like 65-70 yards of air in a game
People need to stop bringing up deep bombs in this thread. Not saying RGIII has a weak arm, but long balls are about accuracy and putting air under the ball. It does require some strength, but any starting QB in the NFL should be able to put the ball in the air ~60 yards. RGIII def has a better deep ball than Kaep (and maybe the best deep ball in the NFL already), but Kaep has him easily beat in arm strength. Arm strength is the 27 yard TD pass he made to crabs, zipping the ball inbetween 2 closing defenders. its the pass he lasered into crabs that gave him enough time to catch the ball and elude the defender to score a 38 yard TD.
When you think arm strength, think about deep outs and comebacks, balls where it needs to be there on a line before defenders close. One of the biggest misconceptions with NFL fans is that hail maries and fades = arm strength.
[ Edited by darum on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:30 AM ]