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As I said in the game thread, this sort of measurement of arm strength doesn't actually mean anything if a QB significantly loses velocity when under duress/moved off their spot/doesn't have their footwork in order.

If it's 1-2-3-4-5 plant, drive forward and throw as hard as you can, then I'm sure DTR would grade out very highly in that respect.

But how often does that actually happen in an NFL?

To my untrained eyes, DTR appears to throw with not good enough zip in actual games when things are happening around him.

I'm not seeing balls dying or float with him which would lead me to think his arm strength is fine in games. I see inaccurate throws like slightly behind, which is most likely from just not seeing the game at full speed. The low throws I think are balls coming off his hands wrong.

I'm not very concern about it. We have seen Browns QBs with way worse arms than DTR. I'm not sure Watson's arm is any better than DTR's. Baker and Derek Anderson probably had better arms strength than both.
 
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I'm not seeing balls dying or float with him which would lead me to think is arm strength isn't good in games. I see inaccurate throws like slightly behind, which is most likely from just not seeing the game at full speed. The low throws I think are balls coming off his hands wrong.

I'm not very concern about it. We have seen Browns QBs with way worse arms than DTR. I'm not sure Watson's arm is any better than DTR's. Baker and Derek Anderson probably had better arms strength than both.


Throwing an 80 mph fastball through three defenders directly at Njoku’s knee, who miraculously somehow got his hands on it, but in doing so gets credited for a drop is just one example of why drops are a bad stat to me.

It was a similar situation for wide open Cooper on the 2 point conversion when the ball was thrown at his feet. Great effort by Coop to get his hands down there, but it shows up as a drop.

It’s not about arm strength for me. It’s about inaccuracy and inconsistency. These are things he can improve on with reps and maturation. Unfortunately, that’s not going to lead to many wins in the process. It’s why I was all in on game manager Flacco from the jump. This team was/is too good to be developing a rookie.
 
Give me some Kurt Warner Arizona magic.
 
I felt like DTR grew up a little this game, very unfortunate it ended with the injury. We were right there ready to take the lead. We refused to run it that drive and Chief had a massive drop. If that drop doesn't happen and we run it some that drive with RB1 the outcome is much different.

Note: It sucks so bad but no team is going to survive the season with the key injuries we've had, might even be missing more stars for a few games.
 
I think this place has lots of participants who have lousy hands and have trouble catching a ball.
 
I think claiming "they drank too much" in defense of a stupid post is weak. It's a cop out. A lot of these posters send out stupid takes all the time. Drinking or not, it is still a bunch of idiot takes. Whenever I read "Oh, I was drinking too much" I think... so what. It is still a dumb take, and now you say you can't handle your intake either. Stop posting, or at least man up that you post stupid things drunk or sober.
 
I too post stupid things both when drunk or sober as a stone.
 
I too post stupid things both when drunk or sober as a stone.

Exactly. I was drinking when I posted the above. Not gonna make excuses, I post some pretty brain dead crap when I am completely sober or drinking. But the people who use it as an excuse when they get called out for posting some dumb shit stuff... lame. Where is the accountability? Why isn't someone making them drink piss? This place has gone to hell since that admin guy Bart left... Ben, Bart, whatever. He was nice.
 
Exactly. I was drinking when I posted the above. Not gonna make excuses, I post some pretty brain dead crap when I am completely sober or drinking. But the people who use it as an excuse when they get called out for posting some dumb shit stuff... lame. Where is the accountability? Why isn't someone making them drink piss? This place has gone to hell since that admin guy Bart left... Ben, Bart, whatever. He was nice.
:very drunk::toast::very drunk:

Ya, neB's cool.
He knew some rad things and made this site better off for it!
 
Has there been a DTR status release thus far?

I get that he's trying to extend plays but at a certain stage you've gotta run or get rid of the rock and live to see another down. Sucks immensely for him to have both starting tackles out while trying to navigate first pro level starts.
 

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