QB Guru talks about Tajh Boyd


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Pos: QB   Height: 6-1   Weight: 225   Hometown: Hampton, VA (Phoebus HS)  
Years Played: 2009 - 2013

According to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, George Whitfield, the QB guru helped Tajh Boyd get his entire body into his throws instead of just relying on his big arm.

“Physically, he looks like a WILL ‘backer with those big shoulders and traps,” Whitfield says of the 6-1, 225-pounder. “Sometimes with guys like that, they tend to wear it like, 'This is who I am.' So he wouldn't really step into the throw because he felt like he didn't need to. He'd just gun it.”

To remedy that, Whitfield worked on Boyd's footwork and base, while incorporating more of the Tiger's lower body into his delivery. The coach rigged a bungee chord to the front of Boyd and would pull him forward to prompt the QB to stride toward his target. If Boyd didn't, Whitfield says, the Clemson star couldn't help but fall forward.

"His arm is huge," says Whitfield, adding that because of that Boyd is "less inclined to be detailed with his legs." Guys who aren't as physically impressive or blessed with such a powerful arm tend to do a better job of incorporating their entire body into their delivery to maximize what they do have. "I keep telling him to 'work like you're 5-11, 185.'"

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B-Meist®
spacer Lets just hope he didnt teach Boyd the KP screen.........
jch81
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spacer 33 TDs and 12 picks. He did alright last year.***
6317forever®
spacer Re: 33 TDs and 12 picks. He did alright last year.***
fjms
spacer Re: 33 TDs and 12 picks. He did alright last year.***
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spacer Re: 33 TDs and 12 picks. He did alright last year.***
fjms
spacer Re: 33 TDs and 12 picks. He did alright last year.***
CleverTiger®
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icebucket
spacer Just leave out "statement" and you'll be correct.***
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Orange Lightning
spacer Astute Advice for Boyd...and yes, he can throw a mean ball
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CleverTiger®
spacer Sounds like he's been addressing that very issue. Stepping
SOLOS®
spacer Re: Sounds like he's been addressing that very issue. Stepping
BornATiger13
spacer Read the comments on the CBS article
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