Five teams clinched either a playoff berth or a division title, while the Browns locked up the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft for the second straight year.
Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer was picked off twice as the Bears kept the Browns (0-15) winless with a 20-3 victory at Soldier Field. The Browns can join the 2008 Lions as the only teams to go winless during a 16-game season by losing at Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve.
With a modest 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame, Keenum was mostly ignored by major college programs despite leading Abilene Wylie High School to its first state championship in football-obsessed Texas. Houston made his only FBS scholarship offer, from then-head coach Art Briles, and by the time Keenum was finished with the Cougars he was the NCAA’s all-time leading passer with 19,217 yards and 155 touchdowns. Yet he still went undrafted in 2012, needing the Houston Texans practice squad to get his professional career off the ground.
Keenum started 10 games over the next two years before being traded to the Rams in 2015, but they made Jared Goff the first pick in the 2016 draft so there was no future for Keenum there beyond being a veteran mentor.
He always made good choices and was a person that we would want a 19-year-old to be around, Ford said of the then-26-year-old Altman. I felt that getting to know Koby and his background and where he came from and what he stood for, I thought that he had high character. I thought that he was trustworthy. He appeared to be very honest. And I also felt that what I liked about him is that he knew what he didn’t know. He didn’t try to prove that he knew something or prove that he was smart.
Plus, it was hard to be a know-it-all as the unknown guy with a name that sounds like the best player in the world at the time.
I spelled, in my own mind, I spelled it wrong all the time, Ford says. Whenever NBA Basketball Jerseys I would send him an email, I would type K-O-B-E, and the wrong Kobe came up. So Baseball Jerseys Custom that was kind of funny.
Or, here, when he opted to go with this zero-pass, pull-up attempt in transition against the Bulls well-before any of his teammates were in position to even have a chance to grab the rebound.