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Old 02-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default Ben's uncomfortable dropback

We saw it today in the pro bowl and i've noticed it throughout his entire 4 years. He seems to have one of the most uncomfortable dropbacks of any Qb that I have ever seen. Compared to Manning and even Hasselback, who seem to reach the back point of their drop in 1 milisecond. Ben looks like he is lumbering backwards. Just want to know if anybody else has noticed this.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ben's uncoftable dropback

he is kind of akward when he drops back but i think it is because he is ben roethlisberger, he has his own way of doing certain things that work for him. him and tony romo both have the same type of drop back, they get low to the ground and move akwardly, he might seem slow when he drops back but his 4.67 speed is not slow at all. no kidding when i say 4.67. he is one fast 240 pounder, if u couldnt tell during his 30yd run against the browns and his 18yarder against the NFC in the probowl.
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It looks akward, but it works for him so hey...let him do it that way. If he didn't like it, he'd change it.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:21 AM   #4
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Oh God,here I go again.....sorry guys but what do you mean by dropback?
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Oh God,here I go again.....sorry guys but what do you mean by dropback?
When the QB steps up under the center (Center is the middle guy that actually hikes the ball to the QB at the start of the play) and the ball his hiked to him, he will take 3, 5, or 7 steps backward, set his back foot, and then drive off it to throw the ball.

The movement backwards is called the drop, or the dropback. You will also hear a 3 step drop, 5 step drop. 7 step drop discussed. That (like mentioned above) is how many steps are taken.

On pass plays, there is still a drop back, but it isn't the same. The QB usually turns a quarter turn and hands off the ball, or tosses the ball to the running back. However, on the pass, he keeps looking forward.
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When the QB steps up under the center (Center is the middle guy that actually hikes the ball to the QB at the start of the play) and the ball his hiked to him, he will take 3, 5, or 7 steps backward, set his back foot, and then drive off it to throw the ball.

The movement backwards is called the drop, or the dropback. You will also hear a 3 step drop, 5 step drop. 7 step drop discussed. That (like mentioned above) is how many steps are taken.

On pass plays, there is still a drop back, but it isn't the same. The QB usually turns a quarter turn and hands off the ball, or tosses the ball to the running back. However, on the pass, he keeps looking forward.
Thanks very much Preacher.....so much to learn,oh well must persevere although sometimes it feels like I`ve gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson!
Must admit I hadn`t noticed that Ben had a slow dropback compared to other QB`s.......QB stands for quarterback you know!
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Thanks very much Preacher.....so much to learn,oh well must persevere although sometimes it feels like I`ve gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson!
Must admit I hadn`t noticed that Ben had a slow dropback compared to other QB`s.......QB stands for quarterback you know!
Thank you. I did not know that!
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well u can't blame him... it's not like he went from under center in college...

he doesnt look to awkward to me... i mean it allowed him to throw 30+ touch down passes... he has to be doing something right
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It looks akward, but it works for him so hey...let him do it that way. If he didn't like it, he'd change it.
Agreed what ever works do it.
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he is kind of akward when he drops back but i think it is because he is ben roethlisberger, he has his own way of doing certain things that work for him. him and tony romo both have the same type of drop back, they get low to the ground and move akwardly, he might seem slow when he drops back but his 4.67 speed is not slow at all. no kidding when i say 4.67. he is one fast 240 pounder, if u couldnt tell during his 30yd run against the browns and his 18yarder against the NFC in the probowl.
where did you get 4.67? the fastest time i have seen listed was 4.94. the other imes i have seen were 5.0 and up.
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