ArlosSpecial wrote:You also have to take small hands into consideration. He's got the same size as Jarred Goff at 9 1/8.....Russ Wilson in contrast has large mitts at 10.25
Combine Lance's tiny hands with inexperience and it's a recipe for uncatchable bullets that are wobbly as all get out.
You have to be able to exhibit touch and accuracy under duress and on the run in this league. Small hands are no bueno at the quarterback position
Krieg had small hands but had arguably a hall of fame career if he would have been in a marquee City, he was just behind Marino in most categories I know many will laugh reading that, but look up the statistics and where he ranked over all in categories.
Billy Kilmer was Mr. Butt ugly pass when he threw the ball, but always got it there.
Joe Kapp threw a lot of wounded ducks, too.
As much as I liked Dave Krieg as a competitor and overall personality, there is no way he's HOF material. Yes, he accumulated a whole lot of passing yardage...like Vinny Testaverde...but he turned the ball over way too many times. I can remember him fumbling once when there was no one within 5 yards of him. He was the most frustrating player for me to watch as a Seahawk fan, and I go all the way back to 1976.
As far as the size of hands go, I agree that it has little, if anything, to do with throwing a spiral. It's not unlike throwing a curve as a baseball pitcher where you're required to induce a rotation. Once your hands grow to a certain point, additional size isn't going to result in more spin.
Where I do think that hand size makes a difference is in overall ball security. Krieg led the world in fumbles, and a lot of people speculate that his pixie hands contributed to that tendency.