Quick Vick?

One of the things we heard Chip Kelly wants is for the QB to get the ball out quickly.

As we saw this summer, Vick threw the ball more downfield than we expected. He mixed in some short throws as well, but there were plenty of 20-yard pass targets. What we don’t know is if this was by design or not.

Nick Foles didn’t throw any deep balls and limited his throws in the 15-20 yard range. He threw mostly short, quick passes.

Vick holding onto the ball is something to keep an eye on, but we can’t make too much of a preseason stat since Kelly hadn’t designed specific gameplans.

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2 Responses to Quick Vick?

  1. knighn says:

    The importance of that 1.6 Second Mark is a little overblown.

    The best in the NFL last year was Tom Brady with an average time to throw of 2.49 seconds. If we look at 1.6 seconds as the standard then Brady’s a downright slowpoke.

    What is true, however, is that Vick holds the ball a little too long, even by NFL standards.

    (Also from PFF) https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/11/07/signature-stat-snapshot-time-to-throw/

  2. Scott says:

    Time it took Kerry Rhodes to blindside Vick last year in Arizona? 1.6 seconds…

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