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Ireland notable attendee at QB Stanton pro day

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Alex Smith too play out of a spread offense?

    JFYI, Jeff Rowe had the best 3-cone drill time, and 2nd best, after Jared Zabransky, who runs a 4.59, short-shuttle time among the QB prospects at the Combine

    the only thing he really has to re-learn is dropping back IMO
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, he did. However, Alex Smith was much further along in his development with Pocket Passing mechanics then is Rowe. Also, Smith was just a much better football player. Nothing against Rowe but Smith was uncanney in his ability to see things happening on the field.

    It can be done. Rowe has all the natural stuff needed. The question, for him, will be how fast can he re-learn? He has to learn more then just dropping back thou. He has to learn how to throw on time. He has to relearn his throwing motion. Make it more compact. That means he has to learn to throw again with accuracy. It's a different ball game when your dropping back and trying to read the action of the DBs and LBs, trying to check the blitz and trying to account for your Receivers and if they are checking down to hot routes etc. It's just different when you are doing all this from a drop back as opposed to taking the snap from the shotgun. I think that there is more to it then just learning how to do a 3, 5 and 7 step drop. JMO thou. Wil be interesting to see how it works out.

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