Originally Posted by Digetydog
While a guy with limitations (Pennington/McElroy) can be successful over a short period of time as a starter, they tend to struggle over long periods of time as teams learn to take advantage of their limitations. Pennington's arm strength was probably right on the line of "bare minimum" for an NFL QB.
While you don't have to have a Jeff George Cannon Arm to be successful, you do have to a "minimum" amount of arm strength to be successful. Montana didn't have a cannon, but he had enough arm strength to be a Hof'r.
With McElroy, the question is simple: Is his arm strong "enough?"
I watched him at training camp last year. Watching him throw next to Brunnell and Sanchize, his arm was significantly behind the other two. Allegedly, he improved in this area through training and weights. We will see in the next two games if it worked.
Bottom Line: I am skeptical.
He throws great, wins the next two, is named the starter in 13 and lights it up week after week including the playoffs.
Hopefully this will STFU all the bloviating JI couch arm strength"experts" all basing their expert analysis on their dog eared copies of Mel Kiper's always 100 percent accurate predictions
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