Case Keenum “putting up blinders” regarding Jared Goff’s ascension

AP

The Rams will play their first game in Los Angeles since 1994 when they host the Cowboys in their preseason opener this weekend and Case Keenum will start at quarterback.

That’s not a surprise since Keenum has been running the first team all offseason, but it’s hard to find anyone who thinks Keenum is more than just a placeholder until the Rams decide to move first overall pick Jared Goff into the starting lineup. Anyone other than Keenum, perhaps.

Keenum said Monday that he knows the consensus opinion is that his days as a starter are numbered, but that he’s not paying any attention to opinions outside the organization.

“I’m putting up blinders, man,” Keenum said, via ESPN.com. “I’m not worried about anything. I’m in a great spot for myself. Whatever happens is going to happen. I understand other people have to do their jobs, but I’m going to go and do my job.”

The Rams didn’t make the trade to get Goff to shore up their backup quarterback position, but Keenum can delay his ascent by playing well in practice and the preseason. A good performance could also set him up for a job elsewhere once Goff is established as the starter in Los Angeles, giving Keenum plenty to play for until the Rams send him to the bench.

12 responses to “Case Keenum “putting up blinders” regarding Jared Goff’s ascension

  1. When “Case Keenum” is your starting QB you know your season is lost before it even gets started. The Rams never really recovered from the Patriots beating them in the SB.

  2. I would like to watch the “media” collectively manage an NFL team, draft picks, coaching, salary cap management and all. I would wager that that team would consistently go 0-16 or at best, 1-15 every season.
    Could you imagine Bayless running a team’s draft?

  3. I’m sure keenum will be on a short leash.

    As soon as he plays badly,nearly everyone will be calling for Goff.

  4. “Could you imagine Bayless running a team’s draft?”

    Now THAT would be comedy gold. Highest ratings ever for NFL draft.

  5. nhpats says:
    Aug 9, 2016 10:14 AM

    When “Case Keenum” is your starting QB you know your season is lost before it even gets started. The Rams never really recovered from the Patriots beating them in the SB.

    Oh yeah, the Super Bowl where the Pats were found recording the Rams walk through practices?

  6. nhpats says:
    Aug 9, 2016 10:14 AM

    When “Case Keenum” is your starting QB you know your season is lost before it even gets started. The Rams never really recovered from the Patriots**** beating them in the SB.

    ——————————————-

    Everything the Patriots do will forever have * beside it. Kind of like the Russian Olympic team.

  7. Goff may see the playing field this year but that doesn’t mean he will stay on the playing field. He has a lot to learn and will have his growing pains once he hits the field. May the best player win out.

  8. Smart move. Why get the guy you really want and have mooooney invested in killed in pre season. A Rogers will get one or two series in the first three pre season games and play an entire half in the last one and that’s it.

  9. Aug 9, 2016 10:14 AM – nhpats says: When “Case Keenum” is your starting QB you know your season is lost before it even gets started….

    Sounds like a quote about the Rams from 17 years ago, only with a different no-name quarterback.

  10. I think Goff is going to be a bust , he was one of the worst #1st overall QBs taken in a lonnnnng time & LA is throwing behind a horrible pass protecting O-Line w/ a massive bust of a LT & No talent to support him offensively outside of Gurley. I don’t see that ending to pretty!!!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!