Originally posted by Dshearn: Rodgers was clocked in the low 70s at the combine in a drill just to mesure ball velocity ....
so 60s on a timed pass hitting a wr in stride is pretty epic.
its been 15 years since the 49ers have had a franchise QB
Link please or BS must be called
uh, yeah pretty sure that didn't happen. 60 is about the equivalent of 100mph with a baseball... 70 would be pushing 115?! I've tried to find a link to verify this stat, but I can't even find a link to any position specific drill results from the combine. I'm gonna go on a limb and say there aren't many throwing in the 60's.
"It's all about the passing ability in the NFL. The passing metrics on Kaepernick would say he doesn't have what it takes to be an elite NFL QB. Take a shot in the 5-7th Round if you like. Using a 1st-3rd Round pick on him is a really bad business decision" .
Which explains why the author of that article is sitting on his rear pecking away on a keyboard while others are running NFL teams. Who knows if Kap will continue to grow and eventually be considered "elite", but he sure has added a spark to this 49ers offense. I've never seen Crabs look this happy in games or ever seen Moss coaching up A. Smith on the sidelines (no knock against Smith, just an observation) NOt saying that Kap is in MOntana's league but he has that little something that makes everyone around him play better. (except Goodwin and Veron Davis , who may be dogging it because of his buddy Smith )
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.
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