Is there a quarterback controversy looming, three days before the biggest game of the Chiefs' 2007 season? Just days after stating in no uncertain terms that Trent Green is wonderful and Damon Huard basically is not, Herm Edwards hinted, in response to a question about the quarterback situation, that maybe Trent Green isn't so wonderful:
"You have to win the game," Edwards said. "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."
Good news for a lot of Chiefs' fans. But really, it is the most logical move, and I actually had no doubt that Edwards would go this route. Although I still believe that starting Green was the right decision, it is obvious that Green has been way off since the Cleveland game. He has thrown interceptions he normally does not throw, and has not taken care of the ball. Every Chiefs' fan probably remembers that the last matchup against the Colts resulted in a loss primarily because of two things: a fumble by Priest Holmes and a missed chip-shot field goal. This game also promises to be a shootout, so the Chiefs cannot afford more than one Trent Green turnover.
Surprise move? Maybe, but Edwards had been hounded with the question so much, you kind of figured that he would succumb at some point. Besides, it may not matter, because the Chiefs may not throw more than five passes the whole game.