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Twitter Scouts Baylor QB Bryce Petty and the Baylor Offense

Provides a pretty good look, I think, at the most important position in our offense and how Petty looked last season, plus what he can work on going forward.

Christian Petersen

Yesterday, someone called NDT Scouting (@NDTScouting) decided to take a look at Baylor QB Bryce Petty and broadcast his thoughts to the twitterverse.  Because his timeline has since moved on to other things unrelated to non-Petty interests, I can't just embed the profile as I was planning.  Instead, I'll have to put the tweets themselves below.  The only real reason I'm telling you any of that was so that you know how hard it was.

This is not the first time I've heard this specific criticism, and if his work this offseason/summer is any indication, it's something Bryce knows needs to get better. The key here is pointing the foot where he intends to deliver the ball to ensure power and accuracy in the throw. It's not critical on every throw, especially those that are off-balance or on the run, but in a situation where he has time to set his feet, not doing it the right way is lazy mechanics.

NDT describes the problem more succinctly: Petty can't just rely on the fact that he has a howitzer to get the ball where he wants it to go. Get too loosey-goosey in this situation and the ball sails, perhaps into the arms of a defender headed the other way. /coughs CASE MCCOY.


This, combined with Antwan Goodley's struggles beating the press, was a major problem for Baylor's passing offense in the second half of the season. Still, considering it was Petty's first season as a starter, I think we can assume he'll get a lot better in this regard going forward.

The only way that play-- the short pass to a WR running a hitch -- works is if the CB doesn't know the ball is coming there in time to react to the receiver. Staring down the WR from the snap lets the CB jump the route.


I love this play. We did it to Kansas several times, as well. When our running game gets going, it's almost impossible to stop.

One thing I really like to see in coaching is a lack of unnecessary complexity. If I'm doing something you can't stop, why stop myself by trying something else?


Same issue as before.

Moving through the pocket is another thing Petty has been working on this offseason. I wonder if this was more a function of Petty's relative inexperience or the way Briles/Montgomery teach our QBs to do things.


NDT then alludes to Goodley's questionable hands in the next tweet, which I won't embed.




And finally...

Not sure if that says more about Norwood or Goodley, to be honest.