Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by TheGodInAGreyHoodie, Sep 19, 2008.
His arm is too strong and throws the ball too hard on the short passes.
I heard that too. LOL - I guess that's a bad thing?
Is this from something like an interview, or are you just saying it?
Seriously, his pass into the EZ that was tipped away Sunday is symptomatic of that. Needed to loft the ball like Brady did in the 1st SB or Favre did for his TD pass. Touch. Matt threw it like Bledsoe.
Thats what I was yelling at him,err the TV Sunday "stop throwing the ball so damn hard" on short routes.
But that was the knock on him he always throws it hard. He has to learn to put touch on the ball.
Wes on Patriot's Friday.
There are worse problems for your QB to have.
Such as being Tarvaris Jackson.
Yeah, I can see that being an issue, but the upside is, I imagine that it could equal less interceptions, too, if the guys get used to it. Dunno, I suppose it takes a while to get in game shape.
Matt Cassel has a cannon.
He played only one season of college ball and was drafted to pitch.
His two brothers are pitchers in pro baseball
Yeah like having NO arm......did I hear Pennington? I think jacksons got it over Penny as far as being bad. At least Chad can make good decisions.
You would think that would be easy to overcome. The good thing is that he can fling it out to the sidelines (ala Brady). I think the early bye will help in his development. It will be interesting to see how he performs in the three games after the bye.
I know Farve has some serious zipp on the ball, have his receivers been to said to have liked that because it got to them faster and they could produce more YAC or was it hard enough that they disliked it
and you would be wrong. Look at the Bledsoe era and the dreaded screen pass.
He might have a cannon, but it wasn't evident during the one deep pass he threw to Moss. That was a sure TD.
Regardless, Moss should've come down with the ball. They BOTH blew opportunities on that play.
don't remind me about that
No complaint on Cassel here, but, supposedly, isn't O'Connell's arm even stronger than Matt's?
It was a bummer, but it's not like he's the first guy to underthrow Moss.
if i were matt cassel and i was being watched by thousands of people, waiting for me to throw a slow ball for the defense to catch, i'd throw it hard every pass too.
here's something to worry about:
if cassel throws hard every pass every game for the rest of his first nfl season as a starter, will his arm give out on us?
nah. go matt.
Agreed however, Cassel needs to have confidence in Moss's ability to track the ball down and throw it out in front of him on plays like that.
If that were the case he would need to rethink his career
Wait a second.. Wes MUST be wrong. There is no way Cassel is throwing it too hard. Some of the Vets on this board INSIST, no, DEMAND, that you believe that Cassel's arm is weak and that he can't make the long throws.
He already did. Thought it down from throwing a ball at top speed about 16,200 times a year.
Better a strong arm than a Noodle Arm.
Since when is having a strong arm a bad thing for a QB?
You can learn to put less ona ball, it's a little harder to develop a stronger arm.
BUT, passes should be zipped in. Floaters given a DB time to react.
Wes's comment was tongue in cheek. No way does he want Cassel to lob the ball to him on a crossing route. You want the ball caught and tucked away before the safety whacks you.
It's true that Cassel underthrew him. But I think the problem was that Cassel did not have time to set and throw because Dave Thomas did a shi**ty job blocked the Jets DE who was about to level Cassel. Matt was able to get the ball off and Moss could still have caught it.
It isn't. If having a QB whose arm is too strong is your biggest problem you ain't got big problems. But Matt does need to learn you don't throw a 5 yard pass with as much umph as a 40 yard pass.
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