3 ways Mike McDaniel needs to help Skylar Thompson

Skylar Thompson Miami Dolphins (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Skylar Thompson can learn a lot from Roy McAvoy’s approach to hitting a golf ball.

Roy McAvoy’s approach to hitting the golf ball is very detailed oriented. Whether it’s bringing the clubhead back not by the hands but by the body or that weight shifts back to the left pulled by the powers inside the Earth, Skylar Thompson can learn a lot from Tin Cup.

Or, Skylar Thompson can embrace the other way, for him to throw a football. Grip it and Rip it!

Against the Jets, Skylar wasn’t afraid to uncork the deep ball. It didn’t land in the hands of any Miami Dolphin receivers but it draw two defensive pass-interference penalties. Those are just as good.

Joe Flacco made a career and won a Super Bowl on running the flag play. It’s the system where you just throw far and let the defender get called for a penalty. It’s a very good system. Not saying that Skylar Thompson is the second coming of the very elite Joe Flacco, but I’m also not not saying it either.

Mike McDaniel can protect Skylar as much as he wants but eventually, he’s going to have to let Skylar do his thing out there. We saw in the preseason when Skylar Thompson is doing his thing that it can look fantastic. It’s where he isn’t thinking and just throwing the ball to a spot or at his target and letting them make a play. I believe Skylar can do that against starters. He just needs that confidence.

Skylar has a big arm, probably the biggest on the team. Let him use it. Let him use it to go deep for Hill and Waddle as they run deep crosses. Let him use it as they run fly routes that have them starting in the slot and taking the route to the numbers. He can hit those passes.

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