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Jimmy Clausen's Throwing Motion

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Has anyone noticed his slow throwing motion? I'm not talking about his release (which is quite fast). He kind of turns his shoulders and shows the CB's where he's going to throw the ball half a second before he throw's it. That INT he threw tonight might have been because they Jet's safety read his shoulders and I'm wondering if anyone else thinks this is going to be a problem down the road?

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Clausen puts an unusual amount of torque on his body when he throws. I think he's pretty good at looking off the safety, but only time will tell if he is tipping off his throws.

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The interceptions happened because he just stared down his one WR making it easy for a pass to be picked. You have to wonder though after last week when he was looking off defenders did he just regress or did we gameplan poorly and tell him to not think too much, just pick a guy and go with it?

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I'm not worried about his throwing motion at all. Clausen is going to be a good one, folks. I'm particularly impressed by how quick his feet are and how he slides in the pocket while keeping his eyes down field. He has good feet, good arm strength, and he seems to have a pretty good command of the offense.

That INT was typical for a rookie QB playing in his first preseason, so there is no need to get too excited about that. He just needs time and lots of reps, and he should be fine. I wouldn't trade him straight up for Sam Bradford, based on what I've seen so far, and he is most definitely better than Colt McCoy.

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The interceptions happened because he just stared down his one WR making it easy for a pass to be picked. You have to wonder though after last week when he was looking off defenders did he just regress or did we gameplan poorly and tell him to not think too much, just pick a guy and go with it?

I wouldn't read too much into this pick. It was a stupid throw, but the product of him having MUCH LESS time to work in the pocket than last week. I could tell he was spooked towards the end because he was getting hurried or sacked every other play. The Jets were blitzing like mad because it was obvious that the OL could not pick it up. They sacked Clausen rushing only 3 guys towards the end even when they weren't blitzing. I think because of where the game had regressed to, he regressed and got the ball out of there too fast without seeing that safety anticipating the slant.

All this said, it was a bonehead throw that should not have been made.

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Clausen has had a private QB coach since he was 10 - his throwing motion is fine. He stared down that receiver and the corner made a nice play. Dan Marino would have been picked off in that situation if he stared a wideout down like that. Just a rookie mistake.

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He's the best rookie QB I've seen in a Panthers uniform. That includes Kerry Collins, who I liked a lot.

Clausen was throwing hard with a lot of zip on the ball, once it's out it's there fast!

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I give Clausen a pass on the INT for staring down the DB and having him run out of bounds.

That dude is going to catch some hell in the film room.

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He's the best rookie QB I've seen in a Panthers uniform. That includes Kerry Collins, who I liked a lot.

Clausen was throwing hard with a lot of zip on the ball, once it's out it's there fast!

I think he's throwing it a little too hard. I mean wow. I don't think we have many recievers that can catch these bullets. Jarrett and Smith are about the only guys who I think could do it.

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