What I’ve Learned: Context and Perspective Trump Technique

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Favre might as well be on a pitcher's mound with this delivery where his back foot is on the rubber and his front foot in the air. Favre might as well be on a pitcher’s mound with this delivery where his back foot is on the rubber and his front foot in the air, but he made plays.

A football writer called me up yesterday morning and broached a topic that I believe separates the savvier talent analysts from the less nuanced: quarterback mechanics. 

“How important are quarterback mechanics and what do you make of analysts that cite them as critical cause-effect issues with the development or lack of development of a passer?”

This is what my colleague asked this morning during a phone call. To his credit, he believes that technique–the grammar of positional execution–is only so important. I agree wholeheartedly and I referred him to my post Get Er Done: QB Mechanics By Brett Favre.

I also offered the a simpler explanation. Quarterback mechanics are important if the player is consistently failing to deliver accurate…

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