From: Cedar Rapids, IA
ORIGINAL: Dave Odle
For all of the Keenum naysayers, let me ask you this. If Bridgewater was not a 1st round pick and such a charismatic and nice guy, would you still promote him to take the starting job away from Case based on his stats up until the injury? I mean, it's not even close. Keenum has played better than any QB we have trotted out in a long time, Bridge included.
Bridgewater looking good in practice is not the same thing as a game and we all know it. How many times have we heard team coaches and the GM say that a QB looked great in practice, then they stunk it up in a game?
I'll just say it. Keenum completed passes that Teddy never has, plus Teddy is coming off of a horrific injury, so there is no guarantee.
Dump Bradford, sign Keenum and Bridge to extensions, and tell Keenum the job is his until the team loses faith in his ability (which has yet to happen). The Bills benched Tyrod Taylor for Peterman and then went back to Taylor after Peterman threw five interceptions in one HALF. Be careful what you wish for. Taylor was slumping just a a game or two and got the hook. Now their chemistry is clouded because they went to a rookie and wish they hadn't.
You just don't mess w/ chemistry. Why bench a QB who has carried this team farther than it has gone in years, just because he was an UDFA and our former 1st round pick who was a marginal starter and rehabbed from a near amputation is ready to go?
I like Teddy, but it's hard to argue that Case has been a key ingredient of the winning formula thus far. I'll see that idiom and raise it with 2 more: "Don't mess with success" and "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
With the way Case is playing, Teddy's best chance to get into a game may be at the tail end of a Vikings blowout (home CIN or CHI game?) or, Heaven forbid, Case gets hurt. (crossing fingers and knocking on wood that I didn't just jinx Case by saying that.)
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