Originally Posted by 76Texan
In the same book, the author also recounted an interview with a QB whose name skipped my memory.
This QB prospect talked about how the coaches that he went through in workouts wanted to see him throw a rope on deep balls.
He was surprised when Walsh ask him to throw the ball with a little touch on those deep balls (not floating the ball, mind you.)
A tangential point but...
Several many years ago, Jeff Blake was one of the hot, new QBs and he was hitting lots of deep passes. And he was doing it by putting extra loft to the ball so that it came down more like a punt. For a DB expecting a throw on a rope, it was coming from a different place and it was dropping right into the receiver while the DB was trying to locate it.
Of course, he had like 1 season where that worked and then everybody figured out how to stop it and had a book on him. And that was pretty much it for him.