Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) reacts as he talks with head coach Gary Kubiak during a timeout against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
The official Houston Texans web site said on Friday that Texans quarterback Case Keenum is questionable for Sunday’s regular-season finale at the Tennessee Titans.
Keenum was said to be limited in practice, as Drew Dougherty reported:
"“Quarterback Case Keenum was limited in practice on Friday because of a right thumb injury. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said the second-year quarterback might not even play on Sunday.”"
This isn’t going to help the cause of Keenum for next season, but I don’t believe Keenum or Matt Schaub being in the lineup this Sunday will actually matter.
The team has played hard at times in recent weeks, but not well enough to win a game since Week 2, so let’s not kid ourselves by predicting the Texans can win a game to close out the 2013 season.
A win does more harm than good this weekend, but there is no way I’m putting any hopes on a win depending on who the quarterback is this weekend, because neither one of the QBs have won a game since the second week.
Plus, the running game will be really down this weekend, so what passing game the Texans will have will be covered even tougher than usual with Houston starting their fourth-string back this Sunday.
Dougherty also quoted interim head coach Wade Phillips as saying:
"“We’re going to wait and see how Case is. It could be a situation where he wouldn’t be able to start, but he’d be the backup.”"