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Old 11-19-2013   #118
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Default Re: Keenum starter for Jacksonville game

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
Let's not make Schaub a model for blitz response. For the most part, the D did not blitz because they were not afraid of Schaub's "finesse" arm. Near the end of the game, when he was blitzed, he remained statuesque and became disfunctional.
I disagree. He became dysfunctional in the red zone... and not because of the blitz, but because they dropped too many bodies into a confined space and his finesse arm couldn't get the ball into the tight space... That's why he is so good in the middle of the field but not the red zone. He is a very quick decision-maker and has excellent recognition skills. Unfortunately, his lack of athleticism, failing arm strength, and elongated stride create other problems for him.

Clearly, though, from an objective view, the offense improved after Schaub replaced Keenum... many fans miss that because they felt a sense of doom when he entered the game and they still lost... and lost in a predictable way. It's the baggage of years of disappointment. What if Kubiak had re-benched Schaub during the last redzone trip?.. that would've have been truly ballsy and also likely won the game, because Keenum can play in the red zone with his athleticism- ability to bootleg, quicker release and better arm.
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