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JBucc
02-27-2007, 04:29 PM
Was throwing the football around some earlier today and got to looking at other people's throwing motion and noticed some guy's look terrible when throwing a football. I'd say I have a bit of a sidearm motion, though not as bad as Vince Young's. Usually a nice tight spiral.

What about you? I'll try to list some styles and comparisons with NFL QB's to the best of my abilities.

crazycoffey
02-27-2007, 04:31 PM
I have armchair Quarterback motion.






AKA - 12 oz curls.

Buck
02-27-2007, 04:31 PM
I think that I look like I am giving the Universal "First Down" motion with my arm.

Count Alex's Losses
02-27-2007, 04:32 PM
3/4

Buck
02-27-2007, 04:32 PM
Rivers, throws sidearm, btw.

JBucc
02-27-2007, 04:34 PM
Rivers, throws sidearm, btw.Yeah I was debating on where to put him. I thought a lot of people were comparing him to Marino. Hell, maybe I put Marino in the wrong group too.

Ari Chi3fs
02-27-2007, 05:16 PM
I launch it accurately, nice tight spiral... I can wield it about 50 yards.

Simplex3
02-27-2007, 05:23 PM
I can't throw it worth a f**k. Mine fly as much sideways as they do front to back for some reason. Not that I've ever thrown more than about 20 or 30 passes in a given year.

ChiefsCountry
02-27-2007, 05:24 PM
I throw a nice tight sprial. I have never had the rocket arm, but I learned when I was little to throw correctly and still do today.

Saulbadguy
02-27-2007, 05:25 PM
I throw like a girl. Or like ENDelt.

Deberg_1990
02-27-2007, 05:26 PM
How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?... Yeah... Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.

plbrdude
02-27-2007, 05:26 PM
used to have a long overhanded throw. dislocated shoulder in highschool has moved it to a short stubby throw. sometimes i get a little over confidant and it'll pop and remind me the ole gray mare ain't what she used to be.

Stewie
02-27-2007, 05:27 PM
I voted sidearm, but I'm more 3/4. I was a pitcher in baseball and it carried over to how I threw a football.

Skip Towne
02-27-2007, 05:35 PM
I can throw a football very hard. The ball puts little x's on the receiver's chest.

HemiEd
02-27-2007, 05:43 PM
I can throw a football very hard. The ball puts little x's on the receiver's chest.

......then you wake up from that daydream of 40 years ago, kinda like me.


I read something this week that kind of applys here, went like this:

If you are 60ish and can do what you did in your 20s, you wern't doing anything in your 20s. :D

Phobia
02-27-2007, 05:44 PM
I launch it accurately, nice tight spiral... I can wield it about 50 yards.

Liar.

Phobia
02-27-2007, 05:45 PM
I throw like a girl. Or like ENDelt.

Truth.

Phobia
02-27-2007, 05:46 PM
I have a fair arm. It's not what it used to be but I throw a decent football. Sometimes DB's get in the way of my passes though.

Braincase
02-27-2007, 05:53 PM
Ragarm.

Bad baseball habits from a kid, plagued me through college throwing the javelin as part of the decathlon. Whenever I throw too hard these days, I slightly dislocate my right shoulder.

I can still throw the football around, but it's not a pretty sight.

Halfcan
02-27-2007, 05:56 PM
I can throw 90 yards against the wind blind folded and make it into a folgers coffee can.

FAX
02-27-2007, 06:13 PM
Giant Toads are a highly predacious species and will eat all types of other frogs and toads like canibals.

FAX

Scorp
02-27-2007, 06:14 PM
Oddly enough I can throw a tighter spiral with my left arm than right. I am right handed by the way. Know where near as accurate as my right, but it comes out nice and tight every time. Just think that is weird.

Ari Chi3fs
02-27-2007, 06:32 PM
Liar.

pfft. Just cuz my name isn't Roger, doesn't mean I can't throw the football. I can out launch you, suckka.

Phobia
02-27-2007, 06:33 PM
pfft. Just cuz my name isn't Roger, doesn't mean I can't throw the football. I can out launch you, suckka.

Pffffft.

FAX
02-27-2007, 06:34 PM
Giant Toads are illegal in Australia. If you see one, you're supposed to catch it or report the sighting to a National Parks office.

It's important to confirm the identity before disposing of a suspected toad, because two-thirds of the ratted out Giant Toads turn out to be harmless native frogs (such as the Banjo Frog) that are protected toads.

FAX

mcan
02-27-2007, 06:50 PM
I voted sidearm, because that's my more accurate pass. But I'm capable of throwing from any arm angle. I've just recently learned that my over the top motion was "wrong" though and reworked how I throw. I've gotten a BUNCH more power out of the new throw, but I'm having to relearn to throw the ball accurately. I got so used to throwing with my shoulder (and VERY accurate with it) that I never understood how people could have a ball sail on them... Then my shoulder went out, and everything hurt. So, I relearned to throw in a textbook motion, and sure enough, getting the ball to go where I want it is MUCH tougher. But I've got a lot more zing on my throws now.

Fairplay
02-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Anything more then 20 yards and im terrible. That includes throwing a baseball.

CoMoChief
02-27-2007, 07:01 PM
If you are talking football I throw prob like Palmer.

Baseball when I used to pitch I was 3/4 sidearm.

CoMoChief
02-27-2007, 07:19 PM
I can throw a football quarter mile.

FAX
02-27-2007, 07:21 PM
I can throw a Giant Toad about 70 feet.

But, I have to wear gloves.

FAX

stevieray
02-27-2007, 07:45 PM
I'm decent. for a lefty...

coach, bob dole and wutamess all can throw a football.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-27-2007, 07:46 PM
How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?... Yeah... Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would've been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.
Wanna play me...?

Lzen
02-27-2007, 09:54 PM
I can throw it textbook if I concentrate. Some would say that I have a tendency to throw it sidearm. I also can't throw a long bomb like some people. For whatever reason, I've never been able to throw a football really far. And no, I'm not a weakling.

Lzen
02-27-2007, 09:56 PM
I throw like a girl. Or like ENDelt.

I can attest to that. I've seen it. ROFL