When you’re walking through the desert, a sip of water looks like an oasis.
So it’s no surprise the reeling Texans were willing to throw their full support behind new quarterback Case Keenum.
“I think he’s got what it takes to lead us to victory,” Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s worked hard, and he’s made a big jump from last year.
“He’s got a lot of talent. He’s got a big arm, and he’s mobile.”
He better be, since the Chiefs lead the NFL with 31 sacks and a plus-12 turnover margin, and he’s going into one of the more hostile environments in the league.
But as Brown pointed out, the former undrafted rookie might have the attitude to succeed there.
“As a young player, especially as a young quarterback, you don’t find many guys with (the) kind of demeanor he has,” Brown said. “He’s a natural leader. He’s a very intense player. He’s poised, and he’s calm with his decision making, but he gets fired up. He gets fired up to try to hype the offense up.
“When he enters the huddle, he’s pretty vocal. If he makes a big-time throw, he gets excited about it. If he happens to make a mistake, you can tell he’s not too happy about it.”
If the alternative is making a mistake, then coming back week after week and making the same mistake, it’s at least worth a shot while Matt Schaub’s hurt.