Houston Texans QB Case Keenum talks about improvements
Jul 26, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) throws a pass during training camp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Following the fourth day of training camp of the Houston Texans, backup quarterback Case Keenum spoke about the improvements he worked on this offseason.
Last season, Keenum was the starting QB for eight games with the Texans, and it would have been more had he not been injured for the final two games of the regular season.
This offseason, Keenum was made the backup QB by new head coach Bill O’Brien with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick being selected the starter at the competition of mini camp in late May.
On Tuesday, Keenum said to the Houston media (with quotes provided by the Texans media dept.) the following about improving:
"“I tried to improve on a lot of areas in the offseason. I try to take a couple of things every day to get better at, whether it’s these types of throws, or this type of footwork. Just like every day in practice, I take a few things that I need to get better at and I work at it after practice, we all do.“It’s working on specific things at a specific time, getting better, don’t make those mistakes again and move on. Some things obviously take a little longer time to do than others, but you’re always working on little things.”"
It is good seeing Keenum still wants to improve, even after his demotion with the arrival of O’Brien and Fitzpatrick.
Last season, Keenum played in eight games (all starts) finishing with 1,760 yards passing, along with nine touchdown passes and six interceptions. His QB rating was 78.2.
Keenum should know better than anyone he’s just one play away from being inserted back into the starting lineup like last season when he took over for a struggling Matt Schaub.
I have a feeling before this season is over, one way or another, we’ll see Keenum on the field for the Texans as the starter, because eventually he could turn into a solid pro QB.
What are your thoughts on Keenum? Should he get a chance to be the starter again if he performs well during the preseason games?
Let us know what you are thinking.