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Old 08-15-2013   #349
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Default Re: Case Keenum grabs early edge in Texans backup QB

The one thing that always amazed me about Keenum was his
ability to rapidly find, and move into a position to throw to the
open man.

In 2009 Keenum had 3 receivers on the team that had 1,000
yard receiving seasons and all were on the biletnikoff watch list.

He even made use of an H-back/tight end when one was available
(IE: 2009)

The guy had no "go to guy", and in 2010 after Keenum was
injured one of the 3 receivers I referred to left the team because
he felt he wasn't being used correctly (and had bad teammate
issues too..)

One gripe I have about Schaub is (from my perspective) he just
keeps locking in on one guy. Granted AJ and OD are great, yes,
but I don't feel that Matt spreads the ball around enough.

It's going to be really interesting to see how many targets guys
like Hopkins, Posey, et. al. actually get this year.

TJ


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Originally Posted by 76Texan View Post
I went back and looked at all the passing plays carefully, and I must say I was "extremely" impressed with the way Keenum operated.

Look at his eyes before the snap.
Look at his eyes all through the plays.
The guy didn't show the safeties, the LBs, the CBs, the D-linemen a thing.
They had no idea where he was going to go with the ball (unless the receiver is abosutelt open and he had a clear passing lane.)

Look at the off-schede play with 5:48 to go in the third.
He went through all five reads in less than 3 secs and saw nothing anywhere.
Maehl was covered.
He wanted Jean, but knew that the LB was going to pop him in the middle of the field as the safety comes up, so he immediately looked to his right.
Neither TE was open, and the LB was eying his RB like a lion ready to pound.
So he took off and evaded to the outside.
As soon as he got past the grab of the D-lineman, he turned his eyes immediately upfield.
He didn't settle for the RB, but went further downfield back to Jean for the first down.
That was at least seven reads in one play.
I am sure Kubiak was pleased.

With Schaub and Yates, IMO, the most likely that would have happened was a pass on the first read to Jean, who would be popped right away across the middle by the LB - not a pretty sight.

Or maybe Schaub would look to the left, saw the LB keying the RB, and threw the ball out of bound.

Or maybe Yates will throw the ball to the RB for no gain, maybe even a loss as the LB jumps on him.

Are you guys seeing this or am I making this all up?
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