Originally Posted by speedfreek
My beef with Yates performance was that it simply wasn't very good.
Honestly, so many folks on here have selective memory about 2011.
He was average to serviceable during the regular season, and horrific
against Indy and the playoffs against Baltimore. I don't get the
logic of pinning the first Bengals playoff win on him when JJ made the
play that broke the game open.
The 2011 Texans could run the ball really well and played much
better defense than the Texans teams of 2012 and today.
Saying that Yates "has to be" the defacto #2 because of his playoff
experience, etc. is senseless to me when he was so average against
Cincy and so aweful against Baltimore.
People can remember the end of 2011 however they want, but the
bitter taste in my mouth from the way that season ended is still
there - in part - because of Yates..
After all, from where I sit, there is almost no distinguishable difference
between Yates and Keenum, and Yates has been doing this a much
Your memory is selective. He was not bad against Indy. He was actually decent in that game.
As far as Baltimore, I find it funny how everyone talks about that Casey drop but no one remembers Andre dropping a beautiful pass from Yates early in the game that screwed up our flow.
Yates was a 5th round rookie at the time, likely not getting very many reps with our offense until he was called upon. Yates had some really good moments and he had some really rough ones. But you seem to have lost sight of the fact he was a 5th round rookie suddenly called upon.