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Robert Klemko from MMQB Makes the Case for Keenum

This is much more of a fan shot, but there are too many nice quotes, and you can't do proper quotes in a Fan Shot.

In this article, Robert Klemko makes the case the Keenum might just be our future QB. While it has a positive outlook, it does show the very real reasons for concern (thankfully, most of those are going to be experience-related). It also gives us a look inside his time spent on the Practice Squad last year. Here are some of the interesting quotes:

. . . [I]n Week 9 they discovered an offense so potent it had one of the top teams in the AFC—one that bested Peyton Manning’s Broncos and Russell Wilson’s Seahawks—grasping at straws. It started when Keenum entered the huddle on the first play of his second NFL start with these words: "Let’s get this thing turned around."

Posey on the fake spike-turned-touchdown to the GOAT:

"That was my favorite moment," said Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey. "That was pretty cool. I didn’t think that was going to happen. I kind of jogged off and I was like, Oh, what??"

More Posey, on Keenum's role in the Practice Squad (if any of this was ever public, I missed it):

"He got here last year, ran routes, played corner, ran down the field on kickoff," Posey said. "He always prepared like a starter, and I just felt the past two weeks was our first chance to meet the guy who threw the nine touchdowns in a college game."

Posey is full of great material:

"He plays like he has nothing to lose," Posey says. "And he doesn’t, so why not? When he gets in the huddle and he gets down on one knee you believe any play can work. He just has that good old Texas country boy swagger. It’s more like a cowboy, like he’s riding a high horse."

One final quote, on the mood of the locker room early in the season:

He is well-liked in the Houston locker room, and some inside that room quietly predicted his promotion when Schaub began to struggle in the first month of the season.

It is a very good, fair, but ultimately positive article. I encourage you to read it.

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