Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
To put it in baseball terms, Palmer can't put the ball where he wants. His control is off. Its either mechanics or his elbow.
You watch other top-level QBs throw, they throw precisely and can pick on which side of the receiver they throw, high, low, etc etc. Probably to about a 6 inch square window. If given adequate time, they can find the open guy and put the ball where he can catch it and the DB can't.
But it seems that Palmer often makes a throw which makes the catch difficult.
Now, he doesn't get any favors from his receivers. NFL receivers should routinely make the difficult catch. Caldwell especially, Coles, and even sometimes Ochocinco don't seem to do that.
One of Palmer's strong suits has always been his ability to thread the needle and arm strength. Honestly, I think it is a stinky receiver corps that is running bad routes, unable to create separation, not able to match up with Palmer on read throws and making him look bad. I hear ya on the high throws and the throws behind the receivers, but I think they are glaring because he is now throwing to second rate receivers.