Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
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.
I must say that I don't follow Jeff Blake, but you got me to look him up.
It doesn't look to me like he was punting the ball: