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Old 11-19-2013   #87
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Default Re: Keenum starter for Jacksonville game

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Originally Posted by tedr View Post
I don't know of anybody here that thinks TJ can be the long term solution. Putting Case in before TJ was the right decision, but as I just said in another post, they should utilize Case's strengths, which they haven't been doing enough of.
Not saying yates is the long term solution...but them going with case being the "right" decision? based on what? a spark? I honestly believe that putting anyone under center besides Schaub would've given this team the same spark..but

Lets analyze this "strengths" argument.

Mobility - ok, we've run a good amount of rollouts & play action bootlegs that have put that to use...but we haven't been running the ball well & as a result the rollouts & play action bootlegs haven't had the same effect as they normally would. Teams are also just on it. The ends are playing disciplined & are waiting on it. Now, unless you're 1 of the people advocating we run zone read or something, i don't see how the coaching staff can utilize this skill any more than they have been. It's largely on Case to put that in play.

the deep ball - the playcalling has been there for that evidenced by how much he was connecting deep in the 1st 2 games. But defenses are hip to that now & the last 2 games they've endeavored to take it away from him. He hit none in the AZ game and only 1 in the last game. In addition to this, teams are blitzing the hell out of him. So even if the coaches were sabotaging him & not calling deep shots, he hasn't had alot of time to sit back & let that deep stuff develop anyway.

He worked alot out of shotgun & spread formations at U of H .....we've been damn near exclusively running out of the shotgun & have seen an uptick in our spread packages...

I mean what the hell else do u want the coaches to do to try & do to utilize his strengths more short of changing the whole damn offense....which will effect everyone...Then we'd be losing games b/c of miscues on offense instead.
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