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Sources: Green will start for Chiefs against Raiders

By Len Pasquarelli

ESPN.com

Just one day after Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards indicated he would withhold the identity of his starting quarterback until Sunday to create a competitive advantage over the Oakland Raiders, sources said on Wednesday afternoon that Trent Green will return to the starting lineup.

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Green took snaps with the first-unit offense in the early portion of Wednesday's practice.

"First of all, he's got to be cleared, he's got to practice and then I've got to make a decision," Edwards said on Tuesday. "And I'll make the right decision for the football team. I won't have to announce it. And I won't. Come [to the game] Sunday and find out. Why would I let the Raiders know what I'm going to do? That's not very smart."

The decision to start Green over Damon Huard, who kept the Chiefs in playoff contention by compiling a 5-3 record in eight starts, came after specialists on Tuesday night cleared Green to return to practice in a full-time capacity.

Green has not played since suffering a head injury in the Sept. 10 season opener when hit by Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers, but has been getting light work in some practices over the past two weeks. The veteran suited up the past two games, but as the No. 3 "emergency" quarterback.

The decision to start Green, the sources said, is contingent upon him having no setbacks this week. Based on the prognosis from doctors, however, the Chiefs do not anticipate any problems.

Green had never missed a regular-season game since Kansas City acquired him in a trade from the St. Louis Rams in 2001.

Coming into the season, Huard had started just six games in his career, and none since 2000. He played well, though, in his eight starts, completing 134 of 221 passes for 1,684 yards, with 10 touchdown passes and just one interception. He registered a passer rating of over 100.0 in four starts, but struggled Sunday in a 13-10 loss to Miami. Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ES

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Herm thinks Green is some unstoppable force like Manning or (pre-2006) Brady. Not considering how just like Priest & LJ, Green also benefitted from the formerly dominant KC OL. It gave his mediocre receiving corps time to get open - an extra second here, an extra 2-3 seconds there goes a long way. He's 36 & doesn't exactly have the greatest mobility.

Huard's got an 11:1 TD to INT ratio (best in the NFL). Even with last week's beating, he's still averaging close to 8 yards per attempt (also among the league's best). And those #'s include those games early-on when KC kept Tony Gonzalez in to block. He's got 4 multiple-TD games this year even with LJ eating up 10 scores on the ground.

Exactly how much better than this does he think Trent Green will do after 9 weeks of inaction?

This is what happens when a HC (particularly a "player's coach" like Hermie) develops too-close of a relationship with his players.

Hahahahaha

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The only reason why Green is starting is because of Huard's performance against Miami. He didn't play well at all (and don't use the Tony Gonzalez was hurt excuse because that came with 1:30 left in the game). If Huard had led the Chiefs to win over lowly Miami he would remain the starter but that loss opened it up for Herm to be able to start Green without much criticism.

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I stopped by some of the Chiefs boards, and a few of them think Hermy intentionally set up Huard for failure, so that he could bring Green in without controversy. I wouldn't put that past him.

That's our boy Herm!

Also, sounds like what he did to Bollinger in the Ravens game last year, didn't give the kid a chance to do anything productive at all! F#ck you Herm, that was my bro's birthday road trip game and you screwed us then and now your screwing the chiefs fans, go to hell you dipsh!t!

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But leave it to Herm to make the decision/announcment on Wednesday to give the other team adequate time to prepare. Good 'ol Herm...

Didn't even think of that, why not let the opposing team know on Sunday morning? If I am the opposing team knowing this info now then I put in some serious blitz packages. Green will need time to adjust to game speed and the game could be over before he does.

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Didn't even think of that, why not let the opposing team know on Sunday morning? If I am the opposing team knowing this info now then I put in some serious blitz packages. Green will need time to adjust to game speed and the game could be over before he does.

That's been Herm's modus operandi since he started coaching the stupid bastid. Maybe by the time he's coaching at San Diego State he'll have learned something.

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what amazed and astonished me about this is I was just watching video last night of an Edwards PC and and there he is Mr.Smugness himself stating emphatically that he WASN'T telling the press who would start because why WOULD he give that info to the Raiders and here he is...opening his big stupid mouth again-I'm SO glad he ain't wearing green and white this year

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Remember when Herm said on a Tuesday that Sunday he will start Vinny but put in Chad later on in the game (against the Eagles in 2003)?

And damned if he didn't do it.

What a moron.

JetMo --

You crack me up. Because you still seem as surprised by this stuff now as when it happened, lol.

You are right though. He called it. Then he did it. Sadly.

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Why would I let the Raiders know what I'm going to do? That's not very smart."

Then he does it anyway? I guess Herm is basically saying:

"Yeah, I know I'm a ****ing idiot. So what? I'm Herm Edwards, and I play to win the game."

I mean, he basically says it wouldn't be smart to announce it and then he announces it. He's delusional.

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And if I'm not mistaken, Vinny had the lead when Herm pulled him. :bag:

Think we were up 10-0.

Herm still doesn't get it. Why not start Huard and then put Green in if

a) Huard looks bad to start out

B) they've got a comfortable lead & it's mop-up time.

And then start him the following week. If Huard plays well (again) and it's close, then my God leave him in!

Again - how much better than an 11:1 TD/INT ratio & 7.6 ypa does Herm think a rusty Trent Green is going to get him with two starting linemen out (not counting Roaf's Welbourn's retirements) and Tony Gonzalez out?

No doubt - Green is an outstanding QB. But he has to be the king of Moronland to announce this on a Wednesday morning.

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