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Most of Freeman's issues revolve around lazy mechanics - IMO.When he is being deliberate and focused - especially late in games when he has to put a drive together - he is usually money. But early in games, when they are huddling up, walking up to the line of scrimmage, with no sense of urgency -- Freeman tends to get very lazy in his mechanics, he often does not step into throws, and he is generally very inaccurate.I would love to see a study done of Freeman's overall stats and performance in the 1st quarter and 1st half - compared to the 2nd half - especially the 4th quarter.Of course some of that has to do with the types of defenses he will see late in games. They tend to be less confusing, playing deep to prevent the deep throws.
...There's only a handful of guys in the nation that could make that throw - pressure, rolling to the weak side and throwing like that 60 yards in the air. Physically it's outstanding and impressive. Current Freeman doesn't do that anymore for some reason. Free needs to be on more rollouts and bootlegs.
I don't necessarily want to see him chucking it around all willy nilly. Maybe I just want to see him on the move more. And more confidence. Nothing was more frustrating last year than watching him short-hop a 10 yard route. I like Freeman and think his potential is huge still. But good god can he be frustrating. As far as an injury - I never heard anything, never saw anything to make me think that.
My question has nothing to do with quality of play. I'm asking about one throw in one game and comparing it to a previous throw. There's a massive difference in distance. It appears like it required a lot more effort to throw the ball a shorter distance in the second one. I'm just trying to figure out what the cause of that could be since arm strength was never an issue for Freeman.
As someone pointed out it was his footwork in all likelihood. But maybe it was an alien tractor beam.
I think you're talking about the first Atlanta game, and if I remember correctly they went downfield like 4 times in a row that series. He threw a pick downfield that was called back because of a penalty, and then they went downfield the next 3 plays and couldn't convert if I remember correctly.