Jaws on Peyton: “The ball is not spinning out of his hand”
“It’s still a work in progress,” said Jaws. “And we have to remember Peyton is still going through therapy to get his arm strength to 100 percent. The only thing that really bothers me about Peyton right now, is the ball is not spinning out of his hand ala an Aaron Rodgers, a Matthew Stafford, the guys who really spin it. So I think that eventually will come when he gets healthy. But he made some mistakes in his progressions and reads, which is unusual for Peyton Manning. But in due time, all these misreads will be corrected. When I see the ball coming out of his hand, what I see is a little wobble on it. That’s not what you want to see. We like to see that thing spinning really nice, tight on a spiral.”
...One veteran scout was a bit more candid and harsh in a recent back-and-forth with NFL Network’s Albert Breer. “Peyton Manning can’t throw the ball anymore,” the scout observed.
Quick, everybody freak out. Certainly you should go off on that dude in the next cubicle.
Feel better? I do. That guy next to you deserved it.
Now, let's talk about Peyton Manning's arm. Ron Jaworski is right, of course. Sometimes the ball isn't coming out of Manning's hand with much spin. But let's not get into our
hyperbaric hyperbolic chambers and write off the season just yet. The real issue, which Jaworski rightly notes is Manning's reads, which to my eye, have been up and down during these first three games.
I'll take the wobble as long as Manning is making the right reads come Week 5.