I think a lot of the Ratliff love stemmed from who was playing qb at the time and some gee whiz pre-season throws.
As far as McElroy's lacking arm strength goes, where did that come from? Plenty of qb's have rocket arms and it does not translate to wins. And Sanchez' arm isn't taking this team anywhere.
I would think accuracy is desired above other attributes related to arm strength. Sanchez threw a beautiful out to the sideline last week on a 3rd & 7. Accurate with nice velocity and zip. Too bad it was 4 yards short of the marker.
I've seen enough of Sanchez' arm.