[Kansas City.com] When Trent Green made his return six weeks ago, coach Herm Edwards said he’d stick with his quarterback through rain, snow, picks, sacks, and, ultimately, boos.
That mantra has changed a little.
The Chiefs are in the playoffs now, and Edwards said if the offense struggles and needs a jolt Saturday in Indianapolis, he’d be willing to insert Damon Huard.
“You have to win the game,” Edwards said Tuesday. “There’s no tomorrow. And you have to do whatever is best for the football team at that point. I’ll do whatever I have to do. When you’re in the playoffs, you’re desperate.”
“I think these players trust that whatever I decide to do, it’s always in the best interest of the football team. It’s never personal. The team knows that.”
Huard became a fan favorite after compiling a 5-3 record as the starter during Green’s recovery from a concussion, and the lovefest continued Sunday when the stadium rocked as Huard entered the game in the third quarter and led the Chiefs on a touchdown drive.
The drive gave the Chiefs a 35-17 lead, then Green returned to the game to a chorus of boos. Edwards said he didn’t care whether Tuesday’s comments led to whispers of another quarterback controversy.
“People will think whatever they want to think,” he said. “At the end of the day, I make the decisions. I made a decision to start Trent when he was ready to play. He’s our starting quarterback. He’s our starting quarterback going into the playoffs, and I anticipate he’s going to play good. I don’t anticipate anything else.”