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Re: My favorite link


Posted: 2/9/2013 2:31 PM

Re: My favorite link 

Gameface64 wrote: From the 1/27 column, not to advance my opinion of Weeden, but just more data for the board:

• “Brandon Weeden is (nearly) 30 years old, and he is not accurate — you could see in his (throwing) motion that he is a (former) baseball pitcher. He’s fairly athletic, but he does not see the field well. If you are going to develop one, why not take a chance on a younger guy.”

Not withstanding that a QB need have the ability to spin the bottle in the first place unlike  a hump on this roster I need not name .

Accuracy is a three fold exercise , when a QB has confidence in what he is doing , he will pull the trigger on time and on target as he anticipates a reasonable degree of success .

When a younger QB is badgered and placed in a posistion where he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't it creates hesitation , and caution which leads to staring down receivers and waiting to see if they're open rather than boldy throwing them open,


Thirdly  which is the simplest but most important , true pinpoint thread the needle type throws are rooted deep in the auspices of proper footwork , timing ,repetition and confidence  .

Weeds came from a system which used the shotgun , and his best throws and the  ones he had the most confidence in were outside routes , yet he was repeatedly asked to force the ball inside in traffic  in congested areas  from under center no less  with telegraphed routes in three step drops .

Its one thing to label the results quite another to render a competent decision whether these faults are correctable or not .

Find me the author who says this kid is a hopeless case , then we can talk.

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