Tag: Quarterback Scouting

  • NFL Lens: Vertical Accuracy w/Jameis Winston

    NFL Lens: Vertical Accuracy w/Jameis Winston

    Jameis Winston and Alex Smith illustrate how vertical accuracy begins with the feet and the mindset, not the arm.  There will be no rants about arm strength today. It’s because emphasizing arm strength during a discussion of deep ball accuracy is like having a discussion about Einstein and spending most of your time on his […]

  • The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The NFL Lens: Anticipation and Touch with Drew Brees

    The only facets of ideal quarterback play where I couldn’t use Drew Brees as a model are a rocket arm and height. I have a much broader range of acceptable traits with my quarterback scouting than most. Learn why.  Quarterbacks are time travelers. The ball represents the present. Where they want the ball to go […]

  • RSP Boiler Room No.9 & No.10: Memphis QB Paxton Lynch

    RSP Boiler Room No.9 & No.10: Memphis QB Paxton Lynch

    Paxton Lynch’s decision-making as a reflection of leadership, and points about decision-making and leadership of most young quarterbacks. All quarterbacks are game managers. Most fans have a negative association with the phrase “game manager,” because the term has been conflated with the notion that a game manager is a player lacking top-shelf skills at the […]

  • What I’ve Learned: Context and Perspective Trump Technique

    What I’ve Learned: Context and Perspective Trump Technique

    A football writer called me up yesterday morning and broached a topic that I believe separates the savvier talent analysts from the less nuanced: quarterback mechanics.  “How important are quarterback mechanics and what do you make of analysts that cite them as critical cause-effect issues with the development or lack of development of a passer?” […]