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Old 03-03-2014   #24
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Default Re: Quarterback Ball Velocity at NFL Combine 2008-2014

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Originally Posted by infantrycak View Post
Thanks for answering. Not sure I'm buying what he's selling but it's an answer.

I think a guy with a ? on his arm (Keenum, Schaub, Manziel, Bortles) is going to come in and push it harder than a guy with a big arm (Flacco, Mallett, Mettenberger) and that's why we see such a tight grouping of speeds.

Big arm -> concentrates on accuracy possibly sacrificing speed.
? arm -> concentrates on speed possibly sacrificing accuracy.
I agree with this.

I think it's really simple actually. A guy can put a little extra on the ball in a game when he feels like he needs to.


When a guy is in a game and he sees a window that he needs to squeeze the ball into he puts some extra extra on it.

Now if a guy is jacking up his mechanics so bad that the ball is actually coming out slower, that's something else. That's nerves or something.

But to imply that guys can't put more on the ball when they feel they need to is kind of ridiculous.
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