Originally Posted by Corrosion
I think the reason is simple - Schaub is hurt and we know what we have in Yates .... Keenum on the other hand is a complete unknown.
Starting Keenum at this point isn't even a gamble .... its win or .... at least we tried.
Kubiak has a fetish for the known, TJ would still be starting if it were just about Schaub being hurt. Naming Keenum the starter (especially this soon after he started splitting first string reps in practice) is a big deal given Kubiak's history. Either he feels the pressure or Keenum was an unstoppable beast in practice. I hope it's the latter, but it's probably the former.