- Feb 17, 2009
- Reaction score
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.