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Old 02-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Peyton's Princess View Post
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Peyton used to have above average arm strength. People who said he didn't are morons. In Indy pre-neck his arm was definitely good.

I never understood people who said otherwise. What were they watching?

Romo: Romo has a quick release, a plus arm, and great pocket awareness. This is why I said once upon a time he was hall of fame bound. Wish he'd learn to stop throwing that disaster pick which has held him back.
Oh I agree, Peyton used to have a very good arm.

He doesn't now. He's also a bit of an outlier because he's a damn quarterbacking robot. But the present model of Peyton Manning is proof that Barkely, if he were to become a quarterbacking robot, could be an oustanding passer.

But you still have to go into this process with both eyes wide open - the questions on Matt Barkley's arm strength are not overblown. He doesn't have a good arm. He has an average arm and that's worth pointing out.

It's no different than the folks that are trying to argue that Geno can have elite arm strength if he doesn't fix his feet - no he can't. He won't. He'll have slightly better than average arm strength if he doesn't fix his feet. That concern isn't overblown either - it is what it is.

I'm with you on Romo as well - I love that guy. That's why when I compare Wilson to him, I'm actually trying to compliment him. Wilson isn't that good yet and he's probably never going to be that mobile, but he's an aggressive downfield passer with a good arm, a good release who's tough as nails and will play through pain. But like Romo, Wilson goes turnover crazy with his decisionmaking and sometimes loses his mechanics and his release point so he gets erratic with his passing.
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