Breakdown Of Kedon Slovis by Mike Pawlaski former Bear QB

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    Nice piece. thanks for posting. I think Kedon will probably get better arm strength as he matures, and then really watch out. I told my seatmate at the SC-UCLA game I thought Kedon would be a certain Heisman candidate before he leaves SC.
    Fight ON
     
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    I don’t think you need super arm strength to succeed in CFB or even the next level. I mean I’ve never seen anyone with a stronger arm than Jeff George or Jamarcus Russell and one was Meh and the other one of the biggest busts in history. JR could throw a football 70 yards from his knees, allegedly
     
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    Yeah, what about John Elway and Jim Plunkitt? Both could throw a football 75 yds
     
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    Enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing, Blem.
     
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    thouhgt that was Kyle Boller
     
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    I’ve always heard that about Russell. I think he may have done it during his pro day. But I don’t care enough to check, ha ha
    Edit: OK, I checked and apparently it was both of them, but Boller threw it from one knee, while Russell did It with both knees on the ground. But Boller kind of proves my point too
     
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    Oh, I didn’t say having a strong arm was a bad thing. Just that it isn’t a prerequisite to success. He also didn’t say a Slovis had a weak arm, just that he doesn’t have the strongest arm.

    I saw Elway throw a ball about 75 in a HS All Star game. I remember in a Sports Illustrated article about Elway, Gary Kubiak told a story about when he was a backup to John. Sometimes in practice they would run a play, designed for Elway where he would roll to his tight and then turn back and throw an out all the way across the field to the left. Kubiak said when it came his turn to run it, he would pretend to stumble because he didn’t want everyone to see how week his arm was.
     
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    Well, arm strength =/= great quarterbacking skill, but lack of it definitely limits you. It's like a pitcher in baseball whose fastball tops out at like 89. You can still be a great pitcher, but not having a 96mph fireball in the arsenal does limit what you can do.
     
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    Interesting that Pawlaski mentions a lack of arm strength. The ball sure seems to get from Point A to Point B in a hurry, IMO.
     
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    People forget how accurate Plunkett was on deep throws. Slovis is pretty darn accurate too.

    I wonder how Warner's arm strength compares to those guys. When he was on I've never seen a better passer, and I'm old. All kinds of beautiful balls way down the field right on the money.
     
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    Ball placement key
     
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    I thought I read something where Slovis said that last season he was using all upper body to throw, and now he has changed his mechanics to utilize his lower body, resulting in better arm strength, or zip on the ball. We'll see if that sticks during the games, but if it does, he may have already negated the arm strength criticism.
     
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    If you analyze some of the passes on this video, Kedon guns the ball to the receivers, esp that sideline pass to St Brown, and that long miss to Pittman, where he took too much time....but the ball got to the area of the wide receivers in a hurry .....plus he has a quick release, ball out of there fast...
     
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    Please don't change your throwing mechanics Kedon.
     
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    Curt Warner had one of the strongest arms ever.
     
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    Maybe so, but I never recall the Seahawks running a halfback pass option with him.
     
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    Hi Blem
    How you doing? Staying safe and out of trouble?
     
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    Slovis stats vs Cal
    29-35, 406 yards, 4td, 0 Ints, 11.6 yards per pass.
    One of his better games.
     
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