RolandDeschain wrote:mrblitz wrote:more often than not, hass underthrew the deep ball.
Name a game before Pete Carroll came to Seattle that there was even a deep throw play call in. Holmgren virtually NEVER did it. Ever. Then, look at the Saints playoff game, where we won because of the deep ball from Hasselbeck. I'm not saying he's a rocket arm or anything like that, but a lot of people seemed to have come to the conclusion that because we never tried to go deep, like EVER, under Holmgren that it was because Hasselbeck wasn't capable of it.
Also, Matt Ryan goes deep all the time and he has the highest rainbow arc passes on deep throws I've ever seen in the history of the NFL. I'm surprised he doesn't hit the rafters in the Georgia Dome on the really deep ones.
I remember a QB competition from like 06 or so where the only QB that Hass threw farther than was Marc Bulger of the Rams...Hass had a barely adequate NFL deep ball. He made up for it with deadly precision on the short and intermediate stuff that was the staple of the WCO. Holmgren ran one of the more pure WCO's since Bill Walsh and under Walsh the 49ers only used a 50yd practice field because that's all they needed to use to run their entire route tree, plus Joe Montana had a noodle that would make him almost undrafted today. Hass was perfect for the WCO that we ran back then but that's pretty close to the only NFL offensive system that he was a good fit for.