Schaub’s status in question; both backups prepped

Schaub’s status in question; both backups prepped
October 14, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Kubiak prepping T.J. and Case for Chiefs

Matt Schaub has an injured leg and his status for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs is in question.

But if Schaub can’t play, it doesn’t necessarily mean T.J. Yates will start. And if Schaub doesn’t start, it might not be because of injury alone.

“I think Matt’s going to be an end-of-the-week decision one way or the other,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. “I’ll prepare both Case (Keenum) and T.J. and we’ll go from there at the end of the week. Obviously, I think with Matt, it’s going to be the end of the week before we know anything, so I’ll prepare the other two to play.”

Kubiak was noncommittal when asked if Schaub would be the starter if he is healthy. He was asked twice.

“We’ll have to see where we’re at,” Kubiak said. “We’ll have to see if he’s healthy.”

Schaub played alright before he came out of Sunday’s game but has struggled this season, throwing nine interceptions and four pick-6s.

Yates came into the loss against the Rams in the third quarter after Schaub injured his ankle and leg. Yates threw two interceptions, one of which was returned 98 yards for a touchdown.

“I think I’ve got to prepare them both the same. It’s nothing different," Kubiak said. "We’ve got to put a game plan in and I’ve got to prepare both of them to play. It’s nothing different.”

Keenum has been the third string quarterback but has not been active through six games this season. Keenum played at the University of Houston and is a local fan favorite.
“He’s come a long way,” Kubiak said when specifically asked about Keenum. “He’s got the arm to make all the throws. He moves pretty good as a player. I think he’s come a long way as far as understanding our system. He’s been working extremely hard, so we’ll see where we’re at.”

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