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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. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    You need to look at more videos. There are plenty showing him making throws while either retreating, moving in the pocket or running away from pressure. It is actually one of Pickett's strengths.
     
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  2. SteelerGlenn

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    Dang. The guy hasn’t even had a chance to play. Take a breath.
     
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  3. Busman

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    Nothing I have seen has suggested his arm strength is a problem. The film I have watched he has a good tight spiral with good not great arm strength. He has very good pocket awareness and can scramble. So his legs are a threat as well. I was hoping we picket him and we did .. WOOT WOOT. I predict Trubisky will take lead role for the first few games and Picket coming in mid season or before to replace him as #1 QB
     
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  4. Busman

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    I dont think the video points out his weak arm. He made some really good throws .
     
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  5. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    If Pickett does not win the starting job outright then it's MTs to lose. I have no idea what to expect. If he and the team are playing well and surprisingly in 1st or in a strong place to make the play offs I don't think they switch. If they are losing but the O still is providing protection and its a matter of producing then a change might be good. The bottom line is throwing him to the wolves and actually limiting his growth. Experience is great, but if he is running for his life every play then no.
     
  6. Busman

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    I agree. MT brings to the table the NFL experience which will likely have him as the starter. Could be wrong. This is the MT I would like to see

     
  7. METALMAN_68

    METALMAN_68 Well-Known Member

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    Hence the statement "admittedly small sample size".
     
  8. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    You’re dismissing ball placement? Way to out yourself
     
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  9. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    No.....Can't say that I've had the pleasure, but if She's put up with You this long.....She must be an angel. :thumbs_up:
     
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  10. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    More like they won enough games to make the playoffs :shrug:.
     
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  11. steelersrock151

    steelersrock151 Well-Known Member

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    It was kind of peaceful on here before he made parole.
     
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  12. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello world

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    I was at a wedding and a friend I had not seen in many years and who had never met my wife came up to me. I greeted him and introduced him to my wife. His opening line was “you must be a highly tolerant woman”

    :smiley1:

    We have been married a long time
     
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  13. Confluence

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    I'm down with that, long relationships are healthy relationships, health is under rated trust me, back to Pickett, critics of his arm strength need to settle because its you dont want to throw the ball too hard and with too much zip, a softer pass at a decent speed is better , its Pickett and Trubisky at 1 and 2 for the next coupleof years, get used to it
     
  14. AskQuestionsLater

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    Not entirely accurate here.


    In some cases yes. However, in others, QBs, notably starting ones, have their own specialized trainers for that. Remember that each QB has a different throwing motion. The angle at which the ball is when the wind up begins, the follow through of that motion, the completion of that motion, how much energy is stored between the biceps and triceps during those motions, etc.


    A bit more than that but merely improving arm strength is a lot more involved. Sometimes the same, some QBs... just are born with that freakish level of arm talent; Josh Allen being the best and prime example here.
     
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  15. SteelerJJ

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    I remember Phil Simms saying that when he worked out for Bill Walsh he was told to chill with the MPH and throw it 'easy.'
     
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  16. FootballAnalyst98

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    I'm going off throws I've seen them make. Not their velocity. I've seen them push the ball down the field.
     
  17. FootballAnalyst98

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    Didn't watch much of Stabler so I'll take your word for it. And I'm mostly talking about the game now. In the current nfl. If he's Phillip rivers, the steelers aren't winning the sb with him. Again especially when you look at who he's comeptiting against currently. These guys talent is the best we've seen at one time at the postion. This is the point I'm trying to make. Gone now are the days when you just look at certain messaurbles for a qb. The manning and Brady type guys. Teams aren't going after those anymore.
     
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  18. HueyWorley

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    He has average arm strength, and also baby hands so he may be chasing a lot of fumbled balls. His accuracy was good for college, but not sure how that will translate to the pros. His decision making is questionable and he has a low football IQ overall. His scrambling ability is good but unrefined, leaving him open to injury. With some work he could become a solid backup quarterback for the Steelers.
     

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  19. Formerscribe

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    It seems like you are regurgitating information from somewhere, but nothing credible. Accuracy tends to translate well from college to the pros, as does the lack of accuracy. Guys like Josh Allen, who fix that in the NFL, are rare.

    This idea that his decision-making is questionable and he has a low football IQ goes against everything I've seen and heard about the guy. I'm not sure where you are getting the part about him scrambling, either. One of Pickett's greatest strengths at Pitt was his ability to move in the pocket to either buy time or escape and run. Seriously, your entire post reads like someone knows nothing about Pickett.

    Edit: I really have to pay more attention. My bad for feeding the troll.
     
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  20. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for again reminding us that you haven't seen Pickett play very much and really don't know anything about him.
     
  21. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello world

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    And this post is brought to us by the dimwit who posted this:

    “With the win today, we will now NOT be drafting the Penn State QB Kevin Pickett”
     
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  22. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello world

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    :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

    Are you just looking for attention or are you one of the kiddies
     
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  23. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    Because playing at Pitt isn't impressive.
     
  24. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I imagine it is far more impressive than whatever Podunk is allowing you onto its practice fields, but that is beside the point. You know nothing about the guy, yet you continue to vomit your ignorance onto this message board rather than try to learn.
     
  25. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not the one boasting up where I'm playing in comparison to people at Alabama or somewhere in college of note. Going off at Pitt is not impressive lol.
     

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