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Video of Bench and Ferguson during drills.
Quarterbacks Steven Bench and Tyler Ferguson hit the practice field Monday along with their teammates for the first of 15 spring practices.
Five and a half minute video of the practice yesterday. The user JHouston sent this to me, so if you can find her one post on the site, upvote it.
Penn State first day of spring practice
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I do not like that hitch in Bench's delivery. I don't really care that it slows down his release a little, but it's slightly harder to be consistently accurate with that extra (and completely unnecessary) movement. I can only guess it's there because his body thinks it adds a little extra zip on the ball. One of my good friends has that exact same hitch to this very day. He had/has a cannon but always struggled some with accuracy in college, both on the football field and baseball field.
My eye probably isn't as trained as yours, but I don't see the 'hitch' in Bench's motion you refer to. I agree his motion doesn't give me as much confidence as Ferguson's. There's something about Ferguson's throwing motion that I really like - strong and accurate. This of course is based on watching a total of 5 throws between them.
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Thanks for pinpointing that. Something wasn't looking right to me either. Bench has that little click back at the elbow and a fairly low release point. The low release can work, like Philip Rivers but you may get a handful more batted down.
I thought Ferguson (repeat to self.. e before u. E before u... e before u) had a more overhand movement which generates a bit more velocity. Liked Ferg's active feet, too. He bounced well, very Peyton Manning-ish. Not everyone can make that work, tho.
With a really small sample size from the vids, I'd give edge to Tyler.
This post was edited by Grue 13 months ago
I was gonna post something similar (not in knowledge as you clearly whoop me in that department here) but also a question. Did Bench always have that hitch in his release? I don't seem to remember it and I figured I would've picked up on it before.
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It showed up last year in limited action. His senior film wasn't clear enough to pick up on something like that. The first time I ever remember it being brought up was last year, and it was a surprise at that time.
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