Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think that Drew may have Injured his shoulder this year slightly yet enough to see a difference in the zip in his throws. For example , almost every interception throw this season was the good old cock back and ...

Like Tree13Likes

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2013, 05:17 AM   #1
500th Post
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 703
I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

I think that Drew may have Injured his shoulder this year slightly yet enough to see a difference in the zip in his throws.

For example , almost every interception throw this season was the good old cock back and dump long to Henderson type play in which this season the ball just fell short and into the defenders range.


I looked at some of his earlier work in the Saints offense 3 or 4 seasons ago and you can see a noticable UMFF on the ball he had then and doesn't seem to have now. The Ball just floated above everyones heads.

He is still a HOF and my favorite QB of all time , but I did notice a difference.

You Can't Say Impossible without first saying Im Possible ...
Saintaintso is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belle Chasse
Posts: 1,546
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

There were a couple of games when I thought his passes didn't seem to a lot of zip on them. Then the next game it would be back. Maybe there was some minor injury or maybe it was fatigue. In the Atlanta game the ints, just looked like mental errors to me.
Rell&Gold likes this.
Boutte is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 4,887
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

A lack of 'zip' or armstrength doesn't neccesarily have to be because of a shoulder or arm injury, it can b soemthig completely different that still affects the throwing motion, a bum knee or ankle or what not.
Crusader is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 06:46 AM   #4
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice"
Posts: 4,298
Blog Entries: 15
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

I think there's some validity to the 'injury' speculation, but factoring in the stress and the mental fatigue of going through a season without your H/C makes me agree with Boutte that if there is an injury, it's minor.
SloMotion is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 06:55 AM   #5
500th Post
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 789
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

might of been a leg injury that happened in the Carolina game.

Remember that happened in 2010 season to and that offense never really all came out of the jar like we were using to seeing.
Vrillon82 is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 07:04 AM   #6
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 1,448
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

I don't think as fan we should act like the media and start rumors about our own team. I don't see Drew even admitting his arm is getting weak unless it just 100% breaks on him. Hindsight now tells us the we were nowheres ready for this season and the fall out of the bounty program.
I don't think his arm is weak... I just think he had several bad games, nothing more.
Rell&Gold likes this.
Jamessr is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 07:36 AM   #7
xan
Professor Crab and
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Princeton
Posts: 2,949
Blog Entries: 25
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

They do complete evaluations on each player before every season and before and after each required offseason session if the coaches notice anything out of the ordinary. If there was an injury, my bet is that they will find it if it doesn't heal.

that said, mental problems don't heal as fast as physical, and this season was all mental.
TheOak and Rell&Gold like this.
xan is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #8
Site Donor 2014
Truth Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Spanish Fort Alabama
Posts: 15,231
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

Drew has always slightly underthrown receivers deep.

I didn't really notice anything different this year.

But who knows? This staff has shown a tendency to hide injury news from the media before.
Danno is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cypress Tx.
Posts: 15,615
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

Same thing happened in 2010 or 2011 I believe... We didnt find out until after the season Drew was playing "sore"..
TheOak is offline  
Old 01-14-2013, 08:20 AM   #10
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 4,887
Re: I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind .

Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Drew has always slightly underthrown receivers deep.
Which scares me as he is getting older, armstrength deteriorates with increasing age and he never had a cannon to start with. Don't get me wrong, he gets the job done but what I do wonder is if that will continue.
Crusader is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/54591-i-hope-isnt-true-but-did-raise-question-my-mind.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest NFL News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 01-14-2013 07:11 AM 1
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 01-14-2013 06:09 AM 7
I hope this Isn't True , but It did Raise a question in my mind . This thread Refback 01-14-2013 05:51 AM 14


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts