Re: Dan lebatard:
posted at 12/14/2013 1:39 PM EST
In response to melswitt's comment:
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In response to TFB12's comment:
One thing I find interesting is Collie, Stokley and now Welker have all had multiple concussions under Peyton Manning as the QB. What is Manning doing to his slot guys?
Very good point.
A couple of things that I see is that Peyton throws a "dirty" ball. The ball comes out of his hands with wobble and average velocity at best. Combine these aspects of his throws and you are buying the DBs/LBs that split second more time to react, close, and strike. That split second is many times the difference between allowing the receiver to protect himself after catch or being in process of catch and vulnerable at impact. Also, Peyton lacks the accuracy that Tom does. On quick slants, TB seems to always strike the #'s with a spiral while Peyton tends to always lead the receiver even in the middle which exposes them much more. Tom hits the runnig target with more velocity while Peyton leads the receiver with less velocity. Arm strength makes a huge difference for protecting receivers short and inside especially.
I had a serious nerve injury in my my cervical spine, bad discs between C 5 and 6, and lost the use of my arms for close to a year, with another year of rehab to get back to almost normal...the nerves were damaged and they are still "growing back"..it's a slow painful process...it's not bad now but was very bad a few years back...the nerves impacted were the same one's Horseface had to rework...nerve regeneration is a slow process...the loss of strength and feeling into his fingertips will take the rest of his life given his age and activity level...yes, he has the best medicine and rehab can allow, but he'll never be 100%...I don't care what he says publicly, he's not the same Manning, can't be...years of hitting have done this to him, and he'll have to rehab to stay there after he retires..will the cold impact him...what do you think?...you should see me putting on my gloves outside...working the digits into glove fingers is a full time job....fatigue also slows your nerves down as well...so fatigue and cold hurts your ability to move the same way...it definitely will impact his ability to throw the football as his strength drops with the cold and fatigue...the loss of speed on his fastball leaves his receivers out there vulnerable to worse hits as they linger as tagets over the middle...just sayin'
Damn MEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! This explains A LOT when it comes to your style, yu crazy bastid! Hey man, glad to hear you are ALMOST normal now. ;-) You keep us al laughing, thats for sure. Anyways, it sure would be interesting to hear what Wes would say as for who he prefers to catch balls from, and if he could speak honestly, I would love to know if he had it all to do over again, what would he say............regardless, in the end, I still truly believe it was the best decision to make for the Patriots. It is really proving out now, as always, WHEN IT MATTERS MOST.