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05-17-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Layne Staley View Post
I totally agree.And I found the article, it was written by Gil Brandt

"Hackett acknowledged that Manuel needs to improve his footwork, but he thinks some tweaking should solve those issues. Manuel did have a less-than-optimal completion rate of 68 percent last season, which is a cause for concern. (The rule of thumb when it comes to projecting how that number will translate to the NFL is to drop it by 10 percent.) In an attempt to help him be more accurate, the Bills are having Manuel change how he holds the football."

I just think that saying the 20th best completion % in NCAA history since 1977 is less then optimal is pretty mystifying. That sports science with Manuel showed that he was the most accurate QB they had on the show in that one drill with the mid range passes.
So tied for 8th best in the NCAA and having the 2nd highest % amongst top valued QBs is sub-optimal. The rest of the article was fairly level headed but I'm not sure what he was thinking when he wrote that...

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