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Football Question, need to know?

  • Kolohe
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Do you think a QB would have to understand mechanics (footwork, release, crossover,) to understand a Pro Style system at any level, say WCO??
yes
do you think someone would have to know how to throw a ball to be a starting pitcher?
[ Edited by jrg on Sep 6, 2013 at 12:55 PM ]
  • Kolohe
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Originally posted by jrg:
do you think someone would have to know how to throw a ball to be a starting pitcher?

Yes, be it a slider, curve, change up. Also its just not throwing with the arm, its all in the wind up or pitchers mechanics.

Reason I ask, this poster and I on a Hawaii forum were arguing, why Colt Brennan failed as a Pro. I said he struggled with mechanics trying to apply it to the Pro style system, WCO to be exact.

Footwork:

3-step drop - Basic for a Hitch, slant, quick ins or quick outs.

5-step drop quick, 5-step drop big, 5-step drop with a hitch step - Basic for, wheel routes, deep post, deep comeback, deep sideline and others.

Learning this, along with releasing the ball is crucial for precision-timed passing....is it not?
I think the biggest things with qb's is commitment and ability, you either have it or you don't.

The timing and understanding of mechanism etc can be taught and learned through a commitment to their craft.

But in answer to your question I agree that sound mechanic and an understanding of those mechanics would be essential.
  • Jiks
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Yes and no. Some players just have that natural ability and their own style of plays, while others need to be coached.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Yes, be it a slider, curve, change up. Also its just not throwing with the arm, its all in the wind up or pitchers mechanics.

Reason I ask, this poster and I on a Hawaii forum were arguing, why Colt Brennan failed as a Pro. I said he struggled with mechanics trying to apply it to the Pro style system, WCO to be exact.

Footwork:

3-step drop - Basic for a Hitch, slant, quick ins or quick outs.

5-step drop quick, 5-step drop big, 5-step drop with a hitch step - Basic for, wheel routes, deep post, deep comeback, deep sideline and others.

Learning this, along with releasing the ball is crucial for precision-timed passing....is it not?

Just giving ya trouble man
  • Kolohe
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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Yes, be it a slider, curve, change up. Also its just not throwing with the arm, its all in the wind up or pitchers mechanics.

Reason I ask, this poster and I on a Hawaii forum were arguing, why Colt Brennan failed as a Pro. I said he struggled with mechanics trying to apply it to the Pro style system, WCO to be exact.

Footwork:

3-step drop - Basic for a Hitch, slant, quick ins or quick outs.

5-step drop quick, 5-step drop big, 5-step drop with a hitch step - Basic for, wheel routes, deep post, deep comeback, deep sideline and others.

Learning this, along with releasing the ball is crucial for precision-timed passing....is it not?

Just giving ya trouble man

No, you actually made a point, and help me understand the answer to my question more. Thanks jrq.