PurpleKoolaid wrote:It is really getting annoying (not on here all the time, but on some sites and blogs) to hear how GREAT Case is. He is doing well, making good reads, not getting sacked, few INTs (luckily, cause some of his throws are really bad), but his receivers are bailing him out, especially Adam Theilen. Diggs and Kyle are doing the same thing. I guess Shurmur must have said, just throw it close to them, let them do the rest. I have this terrible feeling in my gut Case's luck is going to run out, and Teddy is going to be too rusty because he wont have the time to get ready. Again I hope I am wrong, but I talk to a lot of friends that are so high on Case, and ask them whats he done. How many 11-5 seasons has he had? Why didnt anyone want him starting this year? Hes either one of the luckiest QBs in the world, getting the starting job when he did, or he is a good QB. So many things are in his favor, like a defense Zimmer trusts. I like Case too, but I want to win a SB just about more then anything. And I know how sad that is, but season after season of something keeping that dream away has worn me down.
You know what annoys me? Every so-called "expert" out there telling me it's simply a matter of time before midnight strikes and Case Keenum turns back into a pumpkin. I'm tired of people assuming that because he was a pedestrian quarterback for the Rams, he'll always be a pedestrian quarterback.
Let me just lay it on the line here. Case Keenum is coming into his own, people. He's not just getting lucky. He's not just riding a hot streak. He's coming into his own as a legitimate quarterback in this league.
I've presented some serious analytical evidence of this evolution in the article I cited above. Try reading it. Have an open mind. Look at the evidence. If you're not convinced, then fine. But I'll say this. I believe we have as good a shot to win that elusive Super Bowl right now as we've had in the past 20 years. And that is with Case Keenum at quarterback, not Teddy Bridgewater.
Heck, let's take it a step further. I believe fully that if Teddy Bridgewater replaces Case Keenum at any point this season, we're finished. We will not win the Super Bowl.
For one reason, there is no way that Teddy can get up to speed with this offense to the degree that this team needs to win a Super Bowl. Not in four weeks. But the biggest reason is that there is absolutely no way that Bridgewater can lift his play to the championship level Keenum has shown us over the past several weeks. As a matter of fact, Teddy has NEVER played at that level -- at any point in his career. Teddy Bridgewater would have to put up a 100+ QBR in 5 of his next 7 games just to equal what Case has done in his career. Now all of a sudden, after nearly two full years of not taking a single snap in a regular-season game, he's going to put up those kinds of numbers? I like Teddy. But the truth is staring us all right in the face. This has the potential to be Kurt Warner all over again, and you want to go back to Trent Green.
Tell you what. You want that Super Bowl? You'd better pray we don't have to switch.