Post-Preseason Wk 1; Tj or Case?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by thunderkyss, Aug 11, 2013.

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Who should start if Matt decided not to play another down?

  1. Tj Yates

    9.4%
  2. Case Keenum

    50.0%
  3. Schaub can't do that

    10.4%
  4. May the best man win

    30.2%
  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Let's say Matt's wife talks him into hanging it up before the season starts.... go live on a Hawaiian Island or something (it could happen), Who would you rather as our starting QB?

    Tj Yates: From North Carolina, been running "our" system for at least 4 years.

    Case: NCAAF passing leader (of all time)... he has "it"

    poll coming
     
  2. Speedy

    Speedy Yeller Dweller

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    There you go. Been running it 4 years and still not all that good at it.
     
  3. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    After the Vikings game, I'm partial to Case. Before the Vikings game, I was partial to TJ.

    I'd need to see more of both of them before I could say.

    As a UH grad, I would love it story-wise if Case beat out TJ and turned into the second coming of Joe Montana. But I just want the best QB on the field, not the best story.
     
  4. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I'd like to state for the record that I didn't read all the options and didn't see "May the Best Man Win". I was thinking it was an either or and looked for my choice between the two and clicked away.

    Had a finished reading the options I'd have clicked on "May The Best Man Win"
     
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  5. Corrosion

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    I feel pretty much the same way , pre Vikes I figured it was Yates job but post Vikes , I think its an open competition.
    Its probably still "Yates job to lose" , but the pressure is ratcheted up a few notches. Keenum likely has to significantly outplay Yates but he has a shot to earn the job.


    I do believe that Keenum had the better showing Vs the Vikes by a pretty wide margin. Yates started very slowly ....
     
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  6. DocBar

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    This is Yate's 4th year in the system. He hasn't been running the system for four years. Next preseason you can say he's been running the system for four years. :D

    I voted for Keenum. That "it" he seems to have is greater than the sum of Yates' experience, IMHO.
     
  7. thunderkyss

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    No worries. If there's plenty of participation in this thread, I'll start another one after week 2, then week 3, then week 4
     
  8. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Actually I was trying to include his Junior & Senior year at UNC.... but my math is bad either way.
     


  9. AngryNateFTW

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    If Schaub had to hang it up before the season started I would have to say that the QB who gives us the best chance to win isn't on our roster.

    We'd trade for someone. I'm not going to say who but I know that Kubiak has connections. *Hint Hint*

    If Schaub finishes out his contract I could see Case possibly improving more and being able to hold the starting job.

    Yates wasn't even impressive at UNC.
     
  10. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    May the best man win.

    But I have a feeling it'd be Case eventually taking over whether he got it immediately or not. TJ seems like a career backup to me, but Case has starting potential if he can learn the pro game.
     
  11. thunderkyss

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    Uh.... he was drafted. The other guy was passed by 32 teams 7 times.

    That's 32 x 7 = Something like a million times.
     
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  12. AngryNateFTW

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    Matt Cassel never played a down in college and got drafted.

    Jason White won the heisman and went undrafted.

    Matt Flynn was a 7th round pick and came in and torched the Lions as a back-up which led to his nice paychecks in Seattle and Oakland.

    It all depends on what scouts see during the pre-draft process. It doesn't mean all scouts are right.

    If all scouts were right, Ryan Leaf would be in the elite status, Tom Brady would be a nobody, Charles Rogers would be better than AJ, and Watt wouldn't have had 20.5 sacks last season....

    Direct quote from Watt's combine scouting report

    Bolded everything wrong in this scouting report. :)

    Obviously scouts/coaches saw more in Yates than they did in Keenum but that doesn't mean Yates will be the better pro.

    Scouts aren't always right. Scouts don't decide a player's future.
     
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  13. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Yeah, I voted 'may the best man win' due to how early it is. I'm sure one or the other will win my vote in the weeks to come.
     
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    This thread should have waited until at least next week. I'm really not going take a position on this yet
     
  15. Corrosion

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    I think its pretty telling that Kubiak stated they are considering playing Keenum ahead of Yates against Miami ....

    Yes , we need a greater sample size from both to make a decision .... But I'm somewhat surprised that its a battle at all. When camp opened , I didn't give Keenum much of a chance at making the roster much less being the #2.

    After watching parts of camp and both play against Minny , I have to believe that both are on the table for Keenum.
     
  16. Vance87

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    Schaub can't do that!

    :specnatz:
     
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  17. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    I genuinely don't give a rats ass who the QB. Let the better QB win.

    FTR - Case had it in college. There's no proof he has it in the pros. Actually 32 franchises decided he didn't have it when he went undrafted. Minor point.
     
  18. eriadoc

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    May the best man win. I've never had a problem with Yates winning the #2 job. I have a problem with people who are writing off/want to write off Keenum without letting them compete. If Yates beats out Keenum (he ought to, given his experience), then good for him. Frankly, I had hoped he'd be competing with Schaub at this point instead of Keenum.

    But don't push another man down just because you want confirmation of your bias.
     
  19. DocBar

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    Wow!!! You are bad at math!!!! :lol:
     
  20. Lucky

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    It should have stayed in the existing Keenum thread. I would have merged it, but I don't know what would have happened to the poll.

    There won't be another poll after each preseason game. This is THE poll. Two threads about the backup QB is enough.
     

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