A John Elway-type player and a Tom Brady-type player aren't the same, and what makes a good throw for them isn't identical.But that's a style engineered by Flacco and his coaches. At an elite level, what Gay calls "an acceptable variation in styles" is what separates one QB from the next, and a particular QB's musculature dictates which style works best. There's no 100-percent "correct" way to throw a football, Gay says, but at the very top of the football food-chain--like in, say, the NFL--everyone has pretty much mastered the do's and don'ts, and the wiggle room can nudge someone into greatness. A John Elway-type and a Tom Brady-type aren't the same, and what makes a good throw for them isn't identical. He mentions quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who used the alternate (but not necessarily better or worse) method of keeping a finger on the ball's point, giving his throws extra oomph. "It comes down to a specific technique," Gay says, "which is probably different for different quarterbacks."