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    Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    Interesting:

    http://reviews.ebay.com/SI-NFL-Talent-Evaluators-10-Essentials-For-An-NFL-QB_W0QQugidZ10000000000913454?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT :-1:SEARCH:3
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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Interesting:

    http://reviews.ebay.com/SI-NFL-Talent-Evaluators-10-Essentials-For-An-NFL-QB_W0QQugidZ10000000000913454?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT :-1:SEARCH:3
    That is an interesting read ... of course it was three years ago ... and who knows how the game has changed since then!
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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    #10 HAND SIZE:
    No Kidding. Teams want a guy whose outstretched throwing hand measures at least 9 1/2 inches from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. The Eagles knocked Daunte Culpepper off their draft list in 1999 in part because of his small hands.
    Well if the Eagles had drafted him, Daunte wouldn't have been a Viking until 2006.
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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    "singersp" wrote:
    #10 HAND SIZE:
    No Kidding. Teams want a guy whose outstretched throwing hand measures at least 9 1/2 inches from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. The Eagles knocked Daunte Culpepper off their draft list in 1999 in part because of his small hands.
    Well if the Eagles had drafted him, Daunte wouldn't have been a Viking until 2006.
    :P
    very interesting read..

    Doesnt Booty have small hands?

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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    "singersp" wrote:
    #10 HAND SIZE:
    No Kidding. Teams want a guy whose outstretched throwing hand measures at least 9 1/2 inches from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. The Eagles knocked Daunte Culpepper off their draft list in 1999 in part because of his small hands.
    Well if the Eagles had drafted him, Daunte wouldn't have been a Viking until 2006.
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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

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    "singersp" wrote:
    #10 HAND SIZE:
    No Kidding. Teams want a guy whose outstretched throwing hand measures at least 9 1/2 inches from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. The Eagles knocked Daunte Culpepper off their draft list in 1999 in part because of his small hands.
    Well if the Eagles had drafted him, Daunte wouldn't have been a Viking until 2006.
    :P
    very interesting read..

    Doesnt Booty have small hands?
    Yep! We could be calling him "Bobble Booty" in a few years.

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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    "singersp" wrote:
    "DustinDupont" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    #10 HAND SIZE:
    No Kidding. Teams want a guy whose outstretched throwing hand measures at least 9 1/2 inches from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger. The Eagles knocked Daunte Culpepper off their draft list in 1999 in part because of his small hands.
    Well if the Eagles had drafted him, Daunte wouldn't have been a Viking until 2006.
    :P
    very interesting read..

    Doesnt Booty have small hands?
    Yep! We could be calling him "Bobble Booty" in a few years.
    LMAO

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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    Gee, I bet Ryan Leaf had massive hands, and Joe Montana didn't... :

    I think arm strength is overrated. Joe Montana and Rich Gannon didn't have great arm strength.

    The point "Football IQ" to me covers it all. Steve Young said that being an NFL QB is 95 % cerebral.

    Troy Aikman said that accuracy and toughness are the most important aspects.

    I personally think that the following are important, listed in descending order, in terms of importance:

    1. Understanding of modern NFL defenses and ability to see and read the coverage
    2. Leadership
    3. Accuracy
    4. Decision-making
    5. "Field generalship" (i.e. knowing when taking a sack is not that bad, and when it is. Knowing when to throw the ball out of bounds). Not throwing stupid interceptions.
    6. Being able to go through the progressions. (not panicking when the primay receiver is covered, etc.)
    7. Toughness
    8. Intelligence

    I don't think "hand size" makes any difference at all. Was that a joke ?

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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    Nope not a joke....

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    Re: Ten Essentials for an NFL QB

    "StillPurple" wrote:
    Gee, I bet Ryan Leaf had massive hands, and Joe Montana didn't... :

    I think arm strength is overrated. Joe Montana and Rich Gannon didn't have great arm strength.

    The point "Football IQ" to me covers it all. Steve Young said that being an NFL QB is 95 % cerebral.

    Troy Aikman said that accuracy and toughness are the most important aspects.

    I personally think that the following are important, listed in descending order, in terms of importance:

    1. Understanding of modern NFL defenses and ability to see and read the coverage
    2. Leadership
    3. Accuracy
    4. Decision-making
    5. "Field generalship" (i.e. knowing when taking a sack is not that bad, and when it is. Knowing when to throw the ball out of bounds). Not throwing stupid interceptions.
    6. Being able to go through the progressions. (not panicking when the primay receiver is covered, etc.)
    7. Toughness
    8. Intelligence

    I don't think "hand size" makes any difference at all. Was that a joke ?
    No, not a joke at all...but there is a reason why hand size was listed at #10...because it is probably the LEAST IMPORTANT of the attributes that they look for.
    They measure hand size on QBs and WRs (maybe others too, I don't remember) at the NFL combine, so it has some credibility in the NFL as a legitimate measurement that carries value for some teams.

    By pay of comparison, Booty has 8 1/2 inch hands, while Brett Favre has 10 3/8 inch hands.
    They claim that it helps QBs most in cold weather games to hold onto the ball...as well as being able to grip the ball more in the middle as opposed to one end or the other.

    So, NO...it's not a joke to some...although the Vikes seem not to care much, as they drafted Culpepper in the past despite his small hands (between 9 and 9 1/2, I think) and just drafted Booty (8 1/2, as I mentioned earlier).
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