Originally Posted by Hostile
It is supposed to be, yes. Speed makes a difference in football.
Okay, I will say one more thing about that picture. Notice the attitude of the football among the other 3 guys. Vinny's is flat against his chest, Q and Tony have their's pointed outward.
Pop quiz...which way makes more sense to you and why?
It may seem like a little thing, but it's not.
Okay, I just picked up my husband's football and ludciously tried to imitate the grip with my pathetically small hands that measure 6 and a 7/8 inches from wrist to end of middle finger.
Holding the ball closer to my chest (that's not quite the same either) gave me a feeling greater of control over the ball (which for me is way too unwieldy to throw more than a few feet), and I THINK my release would be both faster and truer. The other way loses me some time and I have to sort of re-position the ball.
Did I pass, Teach?