Originally Posted by 76Texan
Let's start with the records first.
So you're saying that a QB with a terrible first year record should be ditched, and not even considered for the backup job?
Well, there would have been many who never made it to the HOF let alone having a starting jobs in the NFL for years.
I don't think that's what he's saying, if you're choosing between two QBs, one of them is 0-7 as a starter & the other is 3-3... You've got to look at it. Yates was on a much better team, so you have to take that into account, however that team was hit by a lot of injuries as well as Keenum's team.
That team was known for it's "next man up" mentality which Yates contributed to. Keenum's team was pretty much prone to falling apart, & Keenum contributed to that.
The ball was in Yates' hands a certain number of times with the opportunity to get the lead & win the game. He pulled it off, at least twice that I can think of, with "great" "gutsy" play.
The ball was in Keenum's hands a certain number of times with the opportunity to get the lead & win the game. He pulled it off once that I can think of, only to be failed by a fat Hobbit. The other times, the offense would move backwards.