Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) hands off to running back Arian Foster (23) during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora is reporting that Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak “loves” current starting quarterback Case Keenum, saying: “Gary Kubiak ‘loves’ Case Keenum, according to several people close to him, and has long been raving about the raw potential in the former un-drafted quarterback.”
My answer for that is this … open up the playbook and have at it with Keenum for the remainder of the season.
I have a feeling many others agree with me.
I’m not saying Matt Schaub shouldn’t be an NFL quarterback, but I just think he should be a starting quarterback elsewhere, or they should at least wait and see what Keenum can do following a bye week.
Keenum deserves another start.
You never know, the Texans could have the same situation that the New England Patriots had in 2001 when they had to start Tom Brady, a seventh-round pick, for an injured and longtime starter Drew Bledsoe, and look how that turned out.
What can it hurt to start Keenum? The Texans are 2-5, and they aren’t making the playoffs at this current rate of play, so let Keenum be the player that proves me wrong.
We know this team sure isn’t going to the playoffs with Schaub or T.J. Yates under center, so Kubiak needs to just take another risk and give Keenum a start.
He finally took one risk this season, and they nearly defeated the first-place Kansas City Chiefs.
One thing that makes Keenum better than Schaub or Yates the past three weeks … he didn’t throw a pick six, so that’s one point for Keenum right there.
The Texans seemed to be just a more excited team with Keenum, which is what’s been lacking all season.
Keenum said after the game:
"“I’m really disappointed and frustrated. I thought our team played really hard there towards the end. We put the offense in a position and me in a position to go down and win the game, and we didn’t. I didn’t make the plays there at the end.”"
How can you not like a young QB who takes the blame? He said he didn’t make the plays needed for the team to win, and I believe, eventually, with some time, this kid can make good things happen in Houston.
Just give him more starts and build toward the future because the present isn’t looking so great in the overall standings.