Originally Posted by speedfreek
The biggest plus that I see with Keenum is _exactly_ the largest
weakness I see with Schaub and Yates.
Keenum chose the largest stages to perform at the highest level.
He was amazing in games against ranked teams (in college) when
UH was a heavy underdog.
I can think of at least 3 games in particular where UH was a
double-digit dog and he threw excellent percentages and had
very few turnovers. .. Many times on the road no less..
(You can probably find his game against #5 Ok. St. in
Stillwater on youtube)
Stepping up and beating the big-dog was his modus operandi. And
that is 180 degrees out of phase with Schaub and Yates.
Two of the worst games I've ever seen them play were their
two divisional round playoff games. Schaub was _ATROCIOUS_
against the Patriots, and Yates was _DISGRACEFUL_ against
Baltimore. (and in both cases they were surrounded by a team
with similar talent as their competition)
Many times Keenum had to win with smaller, slower, and physically
It's more than just the "IT" factor.
You're comparing Yates and Schaub playing playoff caliber NFL teams to Keenum playing in college. There is a huge difference there.