During today’s Sportscenter, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski said that he’s concerned with the way the ball is coming out of the hand of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
“It’s still a work in progress,” said Jaworski, via ProFootballTalk.com. “And we have to remember Peyton is still going through therapy to get his arm strength to 100 percent. The only thing that really bothers me about Peyton right now, is the ball is not spinning out of his hand ala an Aaron Rodgers, a Matthew Stafford, the guys who really spin it. So I think that eventually will come when he gets healthy. But he made some mistakes in his progressions and reads, which is unusual for Peyton Manning. But in due time, all these misreads will be corrected.
When I see the ball coming out of his hand, what I see is a little wobble on it. That’s not what you want to see. We like to see that thing spinning really nice, tight on a spiral.”
After watching Manning this season, it’s obvious to me that he’s not the same player. The scary thing is that he’ll never be the same, but he’s still doing what he can to rehab his shoulder enough for him to be as effective as he can.