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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Use the Red Corner of the NFL logo as your reference point

Warner's entire body is moving, thus you can only judge the ball to be moving forward when you use the corner of the red NFL logo as your STATIONARY REFERENCE POINT (the red part of the logo comes to a corner-point, which you can locate between Warner's knee and the Pitt defender's knee). The entire ball goes behind that red corner in picture 2, and goes just slightly ahead of that corner in picture 5. I am an objective Eagles fan. Case closed.


Anonymous said...

You still don't get it. Arm motion defines the beginning of a pass. In the pictures, the forward motion is caused by leg drive, hip rotation. It's easier to see Warner's full range of motion because he was loading up for a long throw. It also explains how Woodley is able to close the distance, and knock the ball loose.

Pics 1 and 2. Feet are set, hips rotated back.

Pics 3 and 4. These two catch the loading motion that every QB has pre-throw. Warner is moving the ball in position to launch it downfield.

Pic 5 is the cincher. Arm hasn't begun to move forward, and Woodley has his hand on the ball about to knock it loose.

Anyway, I'm done. You'll just respond with some nonsense about ball position, when every referee from high school to the NFL uses arm motion to interpret intent.

Thanks for proving my point.

Anonymous said...

A Rod is a bitch

Andy Musser said...


How can the ball be moving forward if the hand is not? Remember, the hand must be moving forward.

Your explanation is your hand moving backwards relative to your own body (which is why your deflecting the KEY from hand motion to arm motion), thats why it's so detailed.

Also, if the only guy arguing against me is changing the written rule, and saying the arm is moving backwards while the hand and ball are moving forward (he has admitted this, of course), isn't that a little goofy?

The ball moves forward in his hand. Now, if you'll excuse me, I am a college student with too much free time on his hands (obviously), so it's time for me to get just as goofy your argument.

Craig Mactavish said...

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

-Winston Churchill