San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has indicated that quarterback Alex Smith has made ”dramatic improvements” in his throwing motion this offseason. His improvement is due to a visit that he made to motion specialist Tom House.
“Alex was using his head where he’d have a late posture change to get his release point accurate,” said House, whose a former major league pitcher.
House believes that due to Smith’s previous shoulder injuries, it caused him to compensate for a lack of strength, which would cause him to move his head to the left as his arm would accelerate.
Smith spent a week with House at USC along with fellow quarterbacks, Carson Palmer, Matt Cassel and Tom Brady. House used 3-D video to recognize weaknesses in their motion’s.
“It was kind of cool because it became a sandlot for quarterbacks. They learned from each other,” said House.