New Training Approach Could Improve QB Delhomme’s Accuracy


Published: May 2, 2009


... the Panthers' new quarterbacks coach, Rip Scherer, makes his quarterbacks throw passes into "targeted bags set in netting for passing accuracy drills".

The Panthers' old quarterbacks coach, Mike McCoy, made his QBs loft passes into a "stack of tires, or sometimes a barrel".  This training technique sounds like it was designed to help Delhomme drop passes over the top to star wideout Steve Smith on deep routes, which happened often if the Panthers didn't run the ball. 

The new training method used by Scherer is akin to throwing a football through a tire hanging from a tree by a rope, which is difficult.  The new challenge should help Delhomme improve his accuracy, which is his greatest weakness. 

In addition, the change may indicate a new approach to the team's passing offense.  Instead of lofting the ball in Smith's direction and relying on his athleticism t...

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