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Old 01-24-2014   #131
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Default Re: Bob McNair open to trading No. 1 pick

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Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
keenum's 8 games vs wilson's last 8

1760 yards vs 1543 yards
54.2% vs 61.6%
9/6 td/int vs 10/3 td/int

considering the teams and their wildly different situations, the two arent far apart. i only mean to say however that it doesnt take the best quarterback ever to get to the superbowl when you have such a complete roster. that's how i'd personally build a team. quite literally a best player available approach, and allow that talent to make everyone better - which includes making a good qb look great with protection, receiving and a run game.
Making comparisons for the sake of comparisons using Wilson and Keenum is fair and all, but using passing stats like the ones provided really slant the argument in your favour.

You've also got to consider that Seattle doesn't play in a lot of close games, and thus typically aren't forced to pass the ball to play catch up.

In Wilson's last 8 regular season games, the Seahawks put up the following stats:

W/L Record: 6-2
Total Pts: 212 pts
Pts/GM: 26.5 pts
Total Pt Differential: +107
5 of those wins were 19 pts or more

Wilson also doesn't have the most talented receiving core either. Furthermore, I think Keenum's stats are further inflated due to the fact that our run game was very poor this season too. You can also argue that the lack of a run game made it difficult for Keenum to keep the defense honest, and that would be fair. But if you're making a comparison between Wilson and Keenum, and using passing stats to tell the story, then you also can't ignore that Seattle's effective running game takes away from Wilson's passing opportunities.

rush yards rankings
sea - 7
houston 23

rush attempts rankings
sea - 10
houston - 24

rush yards/attempt rankings
sea - 7
houston - 22

rush yards/gm rankings
sea - 7
houston - 23


Look, Keenum's a great kid and most of us would be totally cool with him getting a fair shot at the starting gig next year. But he's going to be facing an uphill battle once again. Comparing him to Wilson and saying the two are close would IMO be inaccurate.

We saw what Wilson can do when he takes a game into his own hands when they visited Houston earlier in the season. Schaub may have thrown it away, but Wilson made big play after big play to put his team in a position to win.
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