I'm a 'Hawks fan so if you don't take kindly to that or me posting this, I apologize in advance, but this is a friendly query. I was regrettably unable to watch the Chiefs-Texans game this weekend as I had to work, but was very interested to see how Keenum would do in his first start anyway.
So, key takeaways? What can you tell me about his performance that the box score doesn't? Is he going to start next week? Is he going to be the starter at the end of this season? At the start of the next?
I read the Houston Chronicle preview article on Keenum and came away with a distinct impression--you could cut Case's name out and put in Russell Wilson's and it would still be completely accurate.
I think Wilson and Keenum share a lot of the same intangibles that can and do translate to any football field in the world, whether they're one of the shorter guys or even the shortest. Your local experts (coaches, ex-players, etc) are saying the same things now about Keenum that Warren Moon, Brock Huard, and Hugh Millen were saying about Russell during the time of his ascension to the starting role at the beginning of last season. Although I do have to mention that Millen was still calling for Flynn to start about halfway through the 2012 season, though...what a tool!
Wilson's first start was a tough, low-scoring loss at Arizona against a very good defense. Sounds kind of similar to getting your first start on the road at Arrowhead (tougher place than AZ to play, for sure) and barely losing in a hard-fought, low-scoring affair.
So, here's hoping you guys just found your Russell Wilson, and that you never have to see another disgusting pick-six, at least until the next time you face the Legion of Boom. I'm pretty sure you've got nowhere to go but up, and I'd like to see Keenum stick in that starting role, and if he doesn't, then let the coach be canned because IMO he deserves it. :-)