Sam's weak arm

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  2. DaFireMedic

    DaFireMedic Junior Member


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    I remember when that was going around, although that poster denied it.

    I don’t think anyone could seriously question Sam’s arm strength.
     
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    Anyone who said he had/s a week arm was being silly. Sam would have been a college football hall of fame QB if he played during the PC years. His natural ability with very little college program development was phenomenal.

    People really didn't realize how good he was until he was gone. The difference between 2018 and 2017 was 85% Sam. Despite our defensive, OL, and coaching woes. He simply made throws that would leave you thinking ".........How???". Even with people pressuring him constantly.

    I'll say it. He's the most talented QB to ever leave USC. Despite not being statistically the best.
     
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    Carson Palmer is the most talented QB to play at SC IMO, if you’re taking just pure physical talent. Sam was more fun to watch though
     
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    This. Carson was the most talented QB to ever come out of, play, or however else you want to define it, at USC.
     
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    We've moved on to questioning JT's poor conditioning, lol.
     
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    I think the poster’s name was TrojanMarc or something similar...a d-bag troll of epic proportions. And yes, he weirdly opined that Sam had a weak arm and then denied he said it.
     
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    Sam will end up being the best QB that USC has ever produced just as I predicted about 4 games into Sam’s starting QB career at USC.

    I believe Sam has that “it” factor and will win a Super Bowl or two. Palmer certainly was talented but didn’t have the “it” factor.
     
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    That was him. My favorite though was when one of his threads he started following the opening game vs. Western Michigan was one of three examples cited by USA Today as being completely irrational threads started by fans.
     
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    Lol, now that’s classic! How to get your 15 minutes of fame for all the wrong reasons.
     
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    Yeah, Gomer Marc was a big time troll. Probably still around with a sock puppet.
     
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    I do believe that Palmer was the most physically gifted athlete to ever play QB for the Trojans. He had all the superlatives, the "measurables" you look for. Size, strength, arm strength, speed, athleticism, etc. A John Elway-esque archetype.

    Darnold, while not quite as athletically gifted as Palmer, (even though he's darn close - just not as physically imposing as Palmer) was, IMO the best overall talent at QB that USC has ever had. Consider what Darnold was able to accomplish with a terrible coaching staff and relatively weaker roster.

    Palmer only became the Palmer we love and remember in 2002 when he was finally coached up to his potential. Prior to that under Hackett, he looked awfully mediocre.
     
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    Well, if you predicted it, it must be. Does your arm hurt from trying to pat yourself on the back?

    Carson didn’t have the it factor. Amazing what gets posted on these boards. Truly amazing.
     
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    Sam had that “It” factor in college. He has yet to prove it in the NFL. I think he will if they provide him the tools but then we saw what they did for Sanchez.
    Now Mayfield showed more signs of “It” last season than Sam
     
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    I dont believe Sanchez had the "it" factor while at USC, tbh.

    Sanchez was an okay QB on an insanely talented team.

    A guy I believe had that "it" factor, but wont ever enter the conversation when the topic is "best USC QBs of all time" was Cody Kessler. He didn't seem to have any superlatives you could point to, but he was a gamer and leader and a steady presence in the pocket.
     
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    Some people just don't understand sports I guess.
     
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    Cody Kessler? When USC was behind near the end of a game, there was little or no chance at winning that game with him at QB, hardly the it factor that is needed to take a team to a higher level.
     
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    That’s not true.
    You’re right. And your line about Carson not having the it factor goes to prove it.
     
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    I never thought Sam had a weak arm. Initially he had trouble with deep ball accuracy but that improved. If you don't have the OL to protect you then you can't relay step up and chuck it. In fact I would argue Darnold has a very strong arm. How many times did that guy air it out off his back foot or on the run?

    Sam Darnold makes plays like Air Supply "Out of Nothing at all".
     

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