Originally Posted by SONNY WERBLIN
Not sure I see your point? Even if Sanchez had the arm strength to throw the football completely through the Great Pyramid of Giza, what good would it do if he missed?
My point is based on the fact that the only QB's we currently have to choose from are Sanchez and McElroy. Comparing the two the only thing Sanchez definitely has over McElroy is arm strength, and that is not a good enough reason to select Sanchez over McElroy.
I don't disagree with that. Arm strength alone does not a QB make. Not by a longshot.
But, you need to have at least adequate arm strength in order to make it in the NFL. Sanchez has adequate arm strength - that's about it. There are two levels of arm strength that are relevant here. One - adequate arm strength that at least qualifies you to play in the NFL. Sanchez has that. Then we have a category of PLUS arm strength, and that means the guys who can compensate, somewhat, if they throw the ball a little late because they can burn it in there. Sanchez does not have that. Aaron Rogers does. As does Joe Flacco, Stafford, Freeman, etc.
If we are talking about PLUS arm strength, I agree - that's icing on the cake. Sanchez doesn't have that though. What we need to find out now is if Mcelroy has even adequate arm strength such that he can make all the necessary throws to be a starter in this league (i.e. can he drive the ball outside the numbers in December in the Northeast when his pocket is collapsing).