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Chiefs Talk About Texans' QB Case Keenum

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–Addicts, if there’s one Texans’ player you have to know this week, it’s first time starting quarterback Case Keenum. The former University of Houston standout will be playing in his first real NFL game this Sunday at Arrowhead. Head coach Andy Reid had this to say about Keenum, according to Reid Ferrin of

“We know he had a good preseason,” coach Reid said. “We also know that he was a heck of a player in college. He’s an active player and has a lot of arm and real phenomenal numbers in college. He’s a smart kid. I kind of liked him. I thought he was a good player and I know John Dorsey liked him. It doesn’t surprise me at all that he’s having a chance to play. That was no surprise at all.”

Wideout Donnie Avery also talked about Keenum, who he played with at the University of Houston (Ferrin):

“First off, he’s a great guy,” Avery said of Keenum. “I’m excited for him, getting this opportunity. He’s very agile and calm under pressure; we have to get after him.”

–Speaking of Avery and Keenum, who work out together in the offseason, according to Randy Covitz of The Kansas City Star, here are a few more of his thoughts on the Texans’ quarterback:

“He was pretty good,” Avery said of Keenum, who is still ranked as college football’s most prolific passer, setting NCAA records for career yardage (19,217) and touchdowns (155). “He’s a good athlete, very smart, very agile.”

–Finally, per, Andy Reid had some very good things to say about Chiefs’ wideout Dwayne Bowe:
“You know what, I’m telling you, I don’t know where his perception is, but this is a phenomenal guy. He’s all in. He’s all about the team. Wherever we put him, wherever he can help win games, that’s where he wants to be. He knows that teams respect him and cover him. He can do everything. He can play the deep game, you saw that Sunday. He can play the underneath game. It’s a matter of getting him singled up, where they’re not putting an extra guy to him.”
Bowe has 20 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns on the season.

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  • berttheclock

    Keenum connected with Donnie Avery for a 64 TD against East Carolina.

    Keenum went undrafted due to lack of height (somewhere between six 0 and six one), his lack of arm strength, his age (he had been redshirted behind Kolb and had lost a year due to an injury) and the fact he came out of a spread formation, but, he did not possess the superior speed of many spread QBs. But, on the plus side, he was well taught by his father who was a coach. He has excellent pocket presence and reads defenses very quickly. He shows leadership in the huddle.

  • oldchiefsfan

    During the game I started wondering how much of his early success was because of lack of tape on him?