Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/23/14

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers flips a pass to fullback Moran Norris #44 of the San Francisco 49ers during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Monster Park October 28, 2007 in San Francisco, California. New Orleans won 31-10. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
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.
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