NFL Scout: It's a Red Flag These College QBs Can't Throw with Weaker Hand

By DJ Byrnes on May 7, 2014 at 11:53a

Honestly, a game in which both quarterbacks are forced to use their weaker hands might be wildly entertaining. 


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Hovenaut's picture

Maybe the Jacksonville scouts didn't get the memo...


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DJ Byrnes's picture

I could watch that all day. It's always baffled me how many athletes can't throw a baseball.

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kyo's picture

It's not surprising at all. The arm motion, feet separation and release points are totally different. I played QB my whole life up through college and when I did the natural transition in to post-collegiate athletics and joined a softball beer league, I had to throw the damn ball side-arm until I could re-train my throwing motion. Went from feeling very athletic to completely unathletic during that transition.

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Floyd Stahl's picture

Not a knock on you at all, but Mr.Crab Legs doesn't seem to hasn't any problems throwing a football or baseball.

kyo's picture

Yeah, if you actively play both sports.

rosycheeks's picture

Kyle Orton, is that you?

BierStube's picture

Some QB's receivers have trouble just throwing with their normal arm.


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MikeEagleBuckeye's picture

I laughed at this harder than I should have!

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dubjayfootball90's picture

that was awesome

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alust2013's picture

That was pretty funny, although Bridgewater actually had a reasonably natural-looking throw. I really hope the scout quote is a joke.

...and Michigan still sucks.

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TheShookster's picture

I actually spent time trying to learn how to be ambidextrous, and it's fascinating how impossible that is. Bridgewater does indeed have a pretty good throwing motion as a south paw. If there was ever a right handed QB who might have done better with his left, it would be the one and only Joe Bauserbomb

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Teddy has great mechanics (which honestly I think is an actual positive in that it is natural for him - not something he has to work on, for either arm), but he needs to learn to tie a proper tie (his only looks good if he is always wearing a coat).  AJ looks like he is shot-putting the ball.

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Danify's picture

Well... that challenge would be easy for me. Especially as a left-handed person. Plus, I'm half decent with right-handed throwing of a baseball as for the life of me I can't catch right-handed, thus I catch with my left-hand and throw with my right-hand. Pretty ambidextrous I would say. Ha!

alust2013's picture

Haha, I've tried catching with a lefty's baseball glove, and I am pretty useless at it. I do drive with my left hand though.

...and Michigan still sucks.

brandonbauer87's picture

I've spent some time learning to throw a football left-handed. It's not easy, but the payoff comes any time you challenge your friends to an off-hand throwing competition. Seeing your friends throw like girls (figure of speech) is an added bonus. 

Matt F's picture

And yet, they all have better mechanics than Tim Tebow.

Unky Buck's picture

AJ McCarron throws the ball left handed like a girl.

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Earle's picture

If Brandon Weeden could throw left-handed, we would never have been able to enjoy this:


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NoVA Buckeye's picture

If Brandon Weeden could throw left-handed, we would never have been able to enjoy this:

Fixed. Go Dawgs. 

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