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Does Pickett have the arm strength to make all the throws?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Rollers, May 2, 2022.

  1. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

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    I have watched film on him and I don't see a big arm. Now I could be wrong but I'm interested in what the rest of you think of his arm strength.
     
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  2. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

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    No. That's the major knock on him. He has middling to below average arm strength for the NFL. He may throw a lot of picks in our horizontal passing defense solely because quick outs won't have enough juice on them.
     
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  3. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    Yes. He can make all the throws. Is his arm strength elite? Absolutely not. However, he can make all the throws. He’s accurate and he’s got great anticipation. A couple of the things we’ve been lacking the last few seasons. Playing quarterback is far more than just having a big arm. It’s probably fourth or fifth on the list of things that make a great qb.
     
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  4. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    oh bull****. You can’t find a legitimate person out there that calls his arm strength below average.
     
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  5. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

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    The Steelers have been watching him out their office window for years

    They know if he can throw better than anyone
     
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  6. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

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    Where did you get this :bscow:

    Show one credible link that he has below average arm strength
     
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  7. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate the reply
     
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  8. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    He can make every NFL throw. That’s not an issue for him.
     
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  9. Karl

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    Yeah, arm strength wasn't in question. He isn't elite, you don't have to be.
    He threw 20/30 yards outs well.
    His real strength is seeing the windows. He doesn't throw receivers into trouble and hits them often in maximum gain areas.
     
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  10. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    the two biggest knocks on him that I’ve seen are his hand size and only having one year of elite production. The hand size thing is laughable to me. They said the same thing about burrow and Vick. The production I get it. I would feel much better about the pick if he had put up similar numbers for 2-3 seasons. However, had he done so he probably would have gone top 5. The one thing that gives me hope about his limited production is the Steelers watching him so closely for the last 5 years. They know full well what they’re getting.
     
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  11. Madmike77

    Madmike77 Well-Known Member

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    No analysis I've seen has knocked his arm. It may not be elite but it's good enough to make any NFL throw.

    Hand size is the big knock on him, as is holding the ball too long. But those shouldn't be huge hurdles.
     
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  12. Tiggs99

    Tiggs99 Well-Known Member

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    Two of the most successful qb's had average arm strengths. Brady and Montana. Reading the defense, being accurate and good anticipation are talents that are more valuable than having elite arm strength imo. However, you need at least an average arm strength (by nfl standards) in the NFL to be successful. Pickett has that.
     
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  13. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    So far I haven't seen anything that says He doesn't have a good enough arm 2 make all the throws. Does He have a cannon...No...at least I don't see it, but a lot of Great Qbs haven't had cannons....only thing I've seen every Great Qb have is... great processing ability .
     
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  14. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

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    Sure you did

    Benny said so
     
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  15. TGH

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    I also did not see a single big time throw in his 15 min highlights. So, no he does not have the arm. It's all placement, rollouts, and weak sauce.
     
  16. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

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    Its been a couple years since we've had a QB that can "make all the throws" lol
     
  17. Blitz

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    He cant throw and he sucks. Thats why the team who never drafts well but somehow never has a losing season drafted him.

    Ravens and Jets drafted all the names the average person recognizes and will likely take turns winning Superbowls for the next 10 years.
     
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  18. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

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    I’m a Pitt fan and watch most of the games each year. Pickett was fantastic last year but very middle of the road before that. His arm strength although not excellent isn’t his biggest problem. His turnovers and holding onto the ball too long will be what makes or breaks him. Would have been much happier with the pick in rd 2/3. I know some people are saying he starts out of the gate and I think that would be a big mistake. He needs a year to work and practice at this level. Starting him early will only ruin his confidence. Now if we are 3-7 or something sure you would go to him for the experience in a lost season and to see what you have.
     
  19. Benny Lava

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    10 year NFL vet and former NFL QB JT O'Sullivan thinks so

     
  20. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    JT who?:cool:
     
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  21. steel_ben7

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    Yea I think he can make all the throws. I really believe Pickett will come in and start right away and do very well.
     
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  22. Benny Lava

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    The guy played QBs for 10 years in the NFL...he knows how to evaluate QBs. Watch the video before you start with the Glemm jokes.
     
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  23. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    I watched the video...where does it say He has a weak arm??? Give Me a time 2 show Me...Because I didn't hear Him say it, but I could be wrong.
     
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  24. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    JT was on a team for 4 years in the nfl. 8 games he started one year. 58.2 completion percentage that year. 8 TD's 11 interceptions. sacked 32 times that year. another year he had a 50% completion rating. another year a 32% completion rating. overall 9 TD's 13 interceptions and a completion % of 56.4 and sacked 38 times. oh and had 16 fumbles. he was 2-6 in his career. duck hodges was 3-3 and had a completion % of 62.5. not sure where you got the 10 year thingy. :cool:
     
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  25. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

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    Who
     
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