Texans get daring, Keenum gets chance of a lifetime


Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) warms up against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Saints won 31-23. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings Texans Fans!

Well, we’ve discussed the need for Gary Kubiak to have a mental paradigm shift else this season is lost. During the preseason, during these trying six week… well that’s not fair, the wins were dramatic and inspiring however the last four. Enough to make you want to scream.  In my last article I doubted that Kubiak would go bold, that his history said Yates would start. I enthusiastically am munching on some Humble Pie right now.  This is not an insult to Matt Schaub or TJ Yates.  They are their coach’s Quarterback as it were.  They know the system, and excel within it to their own potential.  However as we’ve seen that system is broken.  Hard to excel when the other guy knows your plays and where it’s going.

This is what makes the switch to Keenum both dangerous and exciting. He’s shown in preseason a propensity to air it out there.  That means he’s willing to take risks. If the play book stays the same, that could spell disaster.  On the flip side, he’s mobile, confident and rearing to go.  Dare we dream this being the Texans Kaepernick/Smith moment?  Yeah, probably a stretch but it does present a dilemma;  What if Keenum rocks it?  Not to look too far ahead, but the fans will be mighty unruly if Keenum delivers at Arrowhead then after the bye week the Schaub comes back under center.  As a fan, I’m torn, I want wins, I want the Texans to excel but what a bad moment that would be.  We’ll find out if the drama llama will come to visit Sunday afternoon.  Personally, I hope it does come to that, because it means the team is 3-4.

The real question is, did Keenum earn the starting spot? Did Yates lose the spot? Or the scary third option, is Kubiak really that desperate?  This is why we watch, and I can’t wait to find out.

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