Inside The Bills

Cam’s mechanics not a worry

Posted by Chris Brown on March 7, 2011 – 9:18 am

While there might be some NFL teams that are concerned with the throwing mechanics of Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton, the Bills aren’t one of them.

With FOX Sports radio host and former NFL QB Jack Trudeau claiming that the reason Newton struggled with accuracy at the NFL combine in the throwing drills was due to mechanics more than timing, it raises the question as to whether NFL clubs feel the same way. One thing is certain, the Bills don’t put a tremendous amount of stock in throwing mechanics.

When Bills GM Buddy Nix was asked about Cam Newton’s throwing mechanics specifically he offered the following.

“I think they’re good, but I don’t put a lot of stock in that, but a lot of people do,” Nix said. “I saw Doug Flutie throw it underhanded so I don’t know why it matters. What matters is getting it out on time and hitting what you aim at.”

Now making 11 of 21 passes didn’t help Newton, but provided his completion percentage is significantly higher at his pro day there shouldn’t be any concerns with mechanics in Buffalo’s camp.

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