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Case Keenum will remain Rams' starting quarterback

Despite suffering a fourth straight loss, Rams will stick with Keenum as the starter.

The Los Angeles Rams with their season beginning to unravel after suffering their fourth consecutive loss now face the ever-growing noise for a quarterback change. 

Los Angeles saw their offense struggle once again putting together just a pair of scoring drives while Case Keenum completed 27 of 46 passes for 296 yards with a touchdown and interception. It was a performance that seemed to finally strike a cord with the fan base as for the first time this season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum there were boos directed primarily at Keenum on each incomplete pass and several "We Want Jared Goff" chants broke out during the game. 

Even with all that in mind, head coach Jeff Fisher has remained strong on his decision to keep Keenum as the team's starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. 

“We’re going to lick our wounds here, and it’s still fresh," Fisher said. "I would submit that (QB Case Keenum) Case was not the reason we lost this game today. We just didn’t make plays in all three phases. We’ll circle the wagons with the coaches and look at the tape, but I’m pleased with the way Case has fought. As I say consistently, repeatedly, week after week, I’m pleased with (QB Jared Goff) Jared’s progress.”

Keenum also did not seem to be worried about his starting job security moving forward. 

“That’s not something I think about. I get ready to play and that’s what I do," Keenum said. "I’m getting ready to play the (New York) Jets. We have the 24-hour rule, for me, I have a shower rule. I take a shower, good or bad, I rinse all the crap off and I’m looking forward to next week.”

Although there doesn't appear to be much concern from either the coaching staff or Keenum, the Rams do possess one of the league's least productive offenses ranking 30th in total yardage, 25th in passing, and last in points per game (16.3). The 28-year-old is also having a subpar season ranking 17th in the league in passing yards (2,004), thrown the second-highest amount of interceptions (11), 28th in passer rating (77.2), 19th in yards per completion (7.08), 23rd in completion percentage (61.5), and last in quarterback rating (40.2).

Los Angeles after winning three out of the first four games of the season that put them atop of the NFC West standings has now stumbled well clear out of the race for their first division title in 13 years. This four-game skid has put them in a precarious position, which Keenum shares the same level of frustration being exuded for the fans while still  hoping to turn things around next week against the New York Jets as the starting quarterback. 

"It’s frustrating. I’m frustrated. I’m glad they care, I do," Keenum said. "I’m really glad the fans care. I care, too. I put a lot into this. I put a lot of hours, I put a lot of work into it and it’s something I’ve worked for my whole life. I’m glad they care because I care as well and when we aren’t scoring points and we aren’t moving the football, it’s frustrating.

"I can tell they’re frustrated, we’re frustrated, too, but we are doing our best and we are going to go back and look at it and see what we need to fix and come in Monday ready to go.”


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