Originally Posted by eriadoc
Some of us are saying we want Keenum to win or lose the BACKUP job on the field. ON. THE. FIELD. Not on some scouting report, not in your head, not in some hack writer's blog, and not on some message board. If he sucks on the field, you won't hear anyone clamoring for Keenum. No one's clamoring for him to be the starter now. We just want to see what he can do in PRESEASON.
One more point regarding the draft situation - just about every time we hear about some QB that got passed over in the draft that eventually becomes something, it's because he got a chance to play. When those kinds of guys don't get a chance to play, you don't know they can't hack it. You DO NOT KNOW. You're taking the word of every talking head, analyst, and draftnik that's repeated hand-me-down info over and over again. But the simple fact is, you don't know for sure that Case Keenum can't play in the NFL until you watch him succeed or fail. To put that into perspective, we were told guys like Flutie couldn't make it in the NFL. The Chargers gave up on Drew Brees even after he had a chance. Steve Young was given up on. Case Keenum will not likely ever be like any of those guys, but the point is you don't know. None of us do. So some of us just want to watch the guy in PRESEASON.
Perspective. It's a great thing.
Agree. It sounds like he might get some meaningful playing time in the preseason. If he does, I hope that he performs well and that we carry 3 QBs on the roster. If that happens, maybe he will get another opportunity in the regular season. It's up to him, but I'm pulling for him.