Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
The problem is... that's not Dan Marino's RELEASE point.
Marino usually released from high above his head. Even if at some point he held the ball down.
What scares me with TJ Yates is that it looks to me -- and I could be wrong about this -- but it looks to me like he releases from right beside his head.
The good part of that though is that he looks like he's got a quick release and some zip on the ball.
Right. Which was part of my point. One can snap a photo of a QB at any point in his throwing motion and you can see what looks like he's throwing from his ear hole, like the Marino photo.
But scope Yates below as he relases the ball.
Regardless, the solid attributes you listed above are nice. Those balls had a comet's tail on them. But also, a low release or not (which I don't think he has), that double pump on the pass to OD (though it was incomplete), shows the presence of mind he has with a lineman jumping in front of his face.
One can only hope we don't see too many batted balls.
Edit: BTW, what's with the tea-sippin' pinky thing Yates has going on with his non-throwing hand in both photos? Maybe we are