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Arm strength weighs in at QB for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on February 21, 2013 – 1:46 pm

It might not be the end all, be all asset in a quarterback, but as far as the Bills talent evaluators are concerned if they do draft a quarterback it would appear that arm strength is a priority.

That according to Bills Assistant GM Doug Whaley, who in a live chat with fans on Buffalobills.com indicated as much. Here’s the question and Whaley’s answer concerning how important arm strength is for a QB that has to play in Buffalo.

Comment From Babak A,

When discussing QBs, many times you’ll people say “_______ is not a good fit for Buffalo” (usually in reference to the weather). How much stock – if any – is put into thinking about that? And if you do, what are the most important attributes you look for when searching for the right fit for Buffalo at the QB position?

Doug Whaley: You have to put stock into it because it’s going to come into play and one of the main attributes are toughness and arm strength and we’d like to use that weather to our advantage.

Earlier in the chat Whaley was asked what qualities he and Buddy Nix look for in a quarterback. Again Whaley mentioned the arm with his response.

Comment From Mark

when scouting a QB what are the qualities you and Buddy look for Doug?

Doug Whaley: You have to have a guy with a presence, arm strength, accuracy and an ability to make people around him better.


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