HOUSTON (AP) - Wade Phillips says that certain young quarterbacks have to hit rock bottom before they can turn things around and succeed.
Case Keenum and the Houston Texans are certainly at that point.
Keenum had his worst outing in eight games as a starter and the Texans dropped their 12th straight Sunday in the first game with Phillips in charge after coach Gary Kubiak was fired Dec. 6.
Now Phillips is looking for ways to help Keenum improve with Sunday's game against longtime Houston nemesis Peyton Manning and the Broncos looming. Keenum is dealing with a sprained right thumb. The Texans aren't sure how serious the injury is, but Phillips says he is concerned about it.