Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
McLeod Bethel-Thompson Has a Good Arm..Welcome to the 49ers
Did you watch this video before posting? He was missing receivers by a mile.
Yeah, dude is horrible
I watched the entire video and I did NOT think "he was missing guys by a mile". He was very accurate most of the time. Sometimes he was under a lot of pressure and still got the ball to his receiver. You have to keep in mind that in this video he was playing against the Houston Texans . . . a very good defense. The Texans are very good at rushing the passer and getting their hands up to bat down passes, so the path of some of his throws had to be adjusted to even get them off. That's not bad passing . . . thats being practical and efficient.
I did see those two long throws down the left sideline that were overthrown, but as the announcer said it looked like he just threw it away. I think that is the smart thing to do when his receivers are well covered. He did over throw one other throw to the left, but it looked to me like the receiver's route had been diverted by good press coverage.
I also noticed that he hit a receiver in stride on a long throw down the left side for a touchdown.
Did you notice how he improvised when necessary? When a pass-rusher was about to hit him he was able to drop the ball off to his running back. In fact, he threw one side-armed to get it around a pass rusher who was jumping up to block his pass.
All in all, I thought he looked pretty good.
[ Edited by davidb on Oct 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM ]