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    Question What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Allen has come long ways from when he first started, and it's no doubt that he's shown improvement each week...

    His short and medium throws look much better than they did last season...and his running ability is unquestionable...

    The problem I have is that his bombs have looked so horrible ever since he's been here...they don't even come close to hitting his receivers...

    Missed another easy TD to Brown yesterday...I understand he still ran for the TD, but what good is having speed when you can't take advantage of it?...

    Am I wrong?
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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by Luisito23 View Post
    Allen has come long ways from when he first started, and it's no doubt that he's shown improvement each week...

    His short and medium throws look much better than they did last season...and his running ability is unquestionable...

    The problem I have is that his bombs have looked so horrible ever since he's been here...they don't even come close to hitting his receivers...

    Missed another easy TD to Brown yesterday...I understand he still ran for the TD, but what good is having speed when you can't take advantage of it?...

    Am I wrong?
    I think he needs more time to adjust to the speed of Brown. I think he's overthrowing him because he thinks he has to. It's all timing. Also, the overthrows have all been straight down the field, rather than at an angle. Much harder to judge the distance and lead appropriately.

    It's like punishment for having such a strong arm. With most QBs, when making a throw that far downfield, they just throw it to the limit of their arm. If Josh does that, he might hurt one of the ushers in the end zone seats.

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Needs to wait a tad second longer or put more air under the ball or gun it straight to the receiver... Either one would work
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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    I vote for the "put more air under it" option. Gives the receiver the best chance to adjust to the ball. Josh can throw rainbows that can't be picked unless he's throwing into double coverage

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCircler View Post
    I think he needs more time to adjust to the speed of Brown. I think he's overthrowing him because he thinks he has to. It's all timing. Also, the overthrows have all been straight down the field, rather than at an angle. Much harder to judge the distance and lead appropriately.

    It's like punishment for having such a strong arm. With most QBs, when making a throw that far downfield, they just throw it to the limit of their arm. If Josh does that, he might hurt one of the ushers in the end zone seats.
    That's a really great point.

    I'm not too worried about it, as long as he keeps trying he's going to start hitting on them and even the misses make the defense back off and respect the deep ball.
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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Airing it out has other beneficial effects i'll leave it there.

    We would all love a few more bomb completions ..... that's coming next ........ sooner the better of course.

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Chemistry... the game speed with pads is different than practice... these guys will get more in sync as the season progresses.
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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Who cares... give me 75 and 98 yard methodical drives any day over the occasional home run ball

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Who cares... give me 75 and 98 yard methodical drives any day over the occasional home run ball
    Why not both? Especially when your QB has one of the strongest arms in the NFL.

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Fo Sho View Post
    Why not both? Especially when your QB has one of the strongest arms in the NFL.
    I’m enjoying the methodical drives... all we had last year was gun and legs.

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Josh gets his short game dialed up with touch & then he plays 2 real time games with his new WR & there’s a problem ? Bills fans would complain about anything, even long drives for TD’s.

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    I’m still bitching about blue end zones and a bit annoyed with white helmets but I long for the early 90s

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Fo Sho View Post
    Why not both? Especially when your QB has one of the strongest arms in the NFL.
    My point exactly a few deep connections changes the defense to so much else being opened up and those long time consuming drives we all enjoy are made easier ...... taking the top off does more than just taking the top off.

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    KEEP TRYING THOSE BIG ONES JOSH GO BILLS!!!!

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    I’m still bitching about blue end zones and a bit annoyed with white helmets but I long for the early 90s
    It never occurred to me, until this past week, that Met Life Stadium (aka Josh Allen Stadium) rolls up it's blue end zone after a Giants game and replaces it with a black/green one for Jets games.

    Why don't the Bills have an alternate red end zone?

    Why can't we have nice things?

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCircler View Post
    It never occurred to me, until this past week, that Met Life Stadium (aka Josh Allen Stadium) rolls up it's blue end zone after a Giants game and replaces it with a black/green one for Jets games.

    Why don't the Bills have an alternate red end zone?

    Why can't we have nice things?
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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    BTW, Allen sometimes has to ease up on the short passes too. He puts too much power behind it as well.

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    Re: What's Going On With Allen's Deep Throws???...

    Quote Originally Posted by WagonCircler View Post
    It never occurred to me, until this past week, that Met Life Stadium (aka Josh Allen Stadium) rolls up it's blue end zone after a Giants game and replaces it with a black/green one for Jets games.

    Why don't the Bills have an alternate red end zones?

    Why can't we have nice things?
    Fixed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Fixed it.
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    Once he gets the long ones down, watch out.
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