Case Keenum grabs early edge in Texans backup QB (Yates named #2)
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Re: Case Keenum grabs early edge in Texans backup QB
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by Chris Baldwin
Only it's training camp now, the first preseason game is only 10 days away and Keenum's only gaining on Yates.
"He’s having a really good camp," Kubiak says of Keenum. "I’ll be interested to see — he’s going to play a lot in the preseason. I’ve got to play him and T.J. a great deal."
Kubiak also notes how Yates is having some issues. "I think T.J. can throw the ball a little better than he’s throwing it," the coach says. "His arm is a little tired right now. They’re all tired. He missed a few this morning, but he made some plays.
"He’s in a very competitive situation right now with Case and that will work itself out throughout the course of the preseason."
If this was a more manipulative coach, a coach who didn't care about his players the way Kubiak does, one might argue that this simply could be a well-played ploy. A kick in the butt to a quarterback with some proven NFL experience (Yates).
Toying with his guys' emotions isn't really the Gary Kubiak way though. This isn't Rex Ryan. Kubiak doesn't just say things for effect.
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Keenum has at least a shot at the No. 2 job.
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