e16bball Posted October 25, 2022 Share Posted October 25, 2022 3 hours ago, MikeT14 said: Really? I mean maybe, but it was marginal in my eyes. The zip difference between the two is pretty staggering. He threw that TD to Terry as well as you can throw it, and in the past it would often have hung up on him and resulted in a contested play short of the goalline, so that was a positive development. …but otherwise, I do have to agree with you that I thought the weak arm was still pretty evident at times. The key for him is to be moving forward (or at least have a solid base) when he’s throwing it. If he can do that, it does have that “dart” quality that @RSkinGM mentioned. If he’s off-balance or fading away from the throw, you’re going to get those floaters. There were two throws to Samuel in the same area of the field (right around the dumb W logo) that exemplify the difference. He really ripped one of those throws into a pretty small window and Samuel had to go up and pull it down. That was probably even a “power dart,” for my money. Then you had the other one, on a 3rd down play where Samuel was basically uncovered, and Taylor absolutely lobbed a lollipop to him. Samuel still had time to make a play after the catch and get the first down, but it felt like years ticking off all our lives for that ball to gently float down into his arms. I think he’s still around where he was, which is fringy NFL arm strength. I liked seeing a little bonus zip on some throws — credit to him for putting in some work there — but for the most part, I think we’re talking about a guy who has just enough arm to make most NFL throws. But only just barely, and only if he’s on a workable base that helps him. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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