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Case Keenum is still the best quarterback in Los Angeles, at least according to Rams coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher’s opinion, unfortunately for football, is all that matters. So, that means Keenum will remain the Rams’ starter, even after his debacle against the 49ers on Monday night.

Fisher said so after the game, which resulted in a 28-0 Rams loss. He said he did consider benching Keenum for Sean Mannion during the game.

Via NFL.com:

“I thought about it. I just wanted Case to finish it … I would have done the same had Jared been (No.) 2,” Fisher told reporters after the 28-0 beatdown. “I would have let Case finish it. This doesn’t change anything as far as quarterback is concerned.”

When asked if Keenum is still the starting quarterback, Fisher had this:

“That is correct. I’ll adjust, but I expect it to continue.”

So, to review, Fisher’s starting quarterback completed roughly 49 percent of his passes, averaged 3.7 yards per attempt, tossed two interceptions, and compiled a 34.2 passer rating. Fisher’s starting quarterback led the Rams’ offense to 10 first downs and 10 punts. Fisher’s starting quarterback did this:

It’s almost as if Fisher is so afraid of going 8-8 or 7-9 that he’d rather go 5-11 or 6-10 so the Rams can not use the high draft pick in 2017 they would’ve owned if they didn’t trade up to take Jared Goff No. 1 overall this year. Speaking of Goff, he really couldn’t beat out the guy we saw quarterbacking the Rams on Monday night? Rather, he wasn’t even good enough to be Keenum’s backup?

That’s not good. So, at least he’ll fit in just fine with Keenum, Fisher and the Rams.

Next up for the Rams? The Seahawks.

Fun.

picmonkey-collage.jpgThe Rams had a tough time against the 49ers and have to face the Seahawks next. USATSI

On a more serious note, it’s probably a good thing that Goff wasn’t thrown into that offense. The play calling lacked play calls that put the offense in situations to succeed. Todd Gurley consistently dealt with defenders deep in the backfield. And Keenum couldn’t bail out the poor play calling with his arm.

The Rams’ putrid outing Monday night isn’t entirely on Keenum. It was a total and complete failure, starting with the coaching staff.


Source: CBS Sports / Rams coach Jeff Fisher refuses to bench Case Keenum after putrid outing vs. 49ers