Originally Posted by badboy
May not remember correctly but seemed like our O lineman should have kept blocking the guy who tackled Keenum from behind. I think Keenum thought his back was protected & was looking down field to make a play.
When Brown was beat to the inside, Keenum had to retreat backward.
He then put both hands on the ball and tried to get out of the pocket before be can decide whether he has a throw downfield, or keep running with it.
Newton let his man get around a hair too quickly.
Normally, it would have been OK if Keenum had the room to step up the pocket.
The defender had a running start, and caught Keenum from behind.
This is still a negative about Keenum.
If he was a bigger QB, he might be able to hold on to the ball better.
However, with Schaub, the defender would have gotten there even sooner.
It would have been a sack just the same; just not sure about the fumble.
Or Schaub could have been hit real hard and cough up the ball. Who knows.