[Kansas City.com] Ten weeks, that’s how long Herm Edwards says he’s been thinking about the Trent Green decision. Will Edwards throw Green in as a starter the first chance he gets? Will it factor into team chemistry? Ten weeks, and it all comes down to one decision, right now.
Hold that thought. Make it 10 weeks and a couple of more days.
The Chiefs found out Tuesday night that their Pro Bowl quarterback has been cleared to play, but Edwards said that he won’t decide whom he’ll start against the Raiders until later in the week.
Today will mark the first time Green will participate in full-contact drills since Sept. 10, when he was knocked unconscious in the season opener against the Bengals. It’s been a long road back for Green, 36. He was hospitalized for two nights, had to wait for more than a week to drive a car, then watched his friend Damon Huard take control of Kansas City’s offense.
One minute Tuesday, it sounded as if Edwards had made up his mind and was sticking with Damon Huard, a backup who has led the team to a 5-3 record.
The next, Edwards sounded like a man eager to get Green back into the fray.
“You’ve got to make a decision,” Edwards said. “You do it every day, every Sunday. Thirty-five seconds, and you’ve got to make a decision. I’ve had longer to think about this than 35 seconds.”
“I’ll do the right thing. I’ll do the right thing for this football team. It’s a seven-game season, and at the end of the day, you look at this whole thing and decide who gives you the best chance to win seven games.”
But Edwards said Tuesday that he hasn’t made up his mind, and probably won’t say anything until Sunday.
“Why would I let the Raiders know what I’m going to do?” he said. “That wouldn’t be very smart.”