Originally Posted by 76Texan
Well, actually, a Pat fan posted either here or on their MB (I can't remember which) that there was a report that Brady got the ball out on the average in 2.2 seconds; I don't know whether that's true or not.
In 2011 I think, during one of our games, the network shows a comparison between Peyton and somebody (I don't remember who) getting set and pull the trigger to see how fast it is. But this is different from getting the ball out counting from the moment the ball is snapped.
What I had done before the last draft was to take screen shots of various QBs in the draft on pass plays.
I focus on just the shotgun, because many of them hardly take the ball from under center.
I measure the time on different routes; let's say a 10 yard out or a 35 yard deep out, etc.
I can guarantee with you that on the average, Keenum gets the ball out of there quicker than any QB in the last draft.
Too bad, I didn't store but a few screen shots.
I can do it again, but I will be busy for a couple of weeks; I will have to get to it later.
And then it's more involved than just that as far as the art of QBking.
Sometimes you would see Keenum fake throwing a ten yard out only to throw a swing pass, or vice versa.
How often does he look off the safety (or safeties).
How often does he look left but throw right.
How well does he pull the D-linemen in on a screen pass without getting sack as to give the RB more room to operate.
Can be tell that the CB doesn't have time to look back and throw a pass at the back of his head where only his receiver can adjust to the ball.
Can he gauge the depth of the double coverage and where the defenders are headed and throw the ball to a place where his receiver is in the best position to make the play even though it's double coverage.
How well does he lead his receiver so that he can catch the ball in stride or out of harm way.
I had noted that Luck had led Osuwu to 3 concussions because he failed to do so, subjecting his receiver to an unecessary big hit.
Things like that...