I am surprised that I haven't seen a post with the obvious problem stated, yet.So, I guess that I'll have to point it out myself.
HUARD!!! Hasn't anyone noticed that this team is aweful since the return of Trent Green? I love and appreciate Trent for all that I have seen him do, in the past. However, He has never been able to have success without plenty of time, and space, in the pocket. Damon Huard was doing that earlier this season. He has stellar numbers in this offense.
While I certainly, appreciate all that Trent has done, I feel like nobody ever earns the right to keep playing, when they aren't getting the job done.
The Chiefs were in the playoff hunt, because of Damon Huard. We have, pretty much, eliminated ourselves because he isn't out there.
Too many times, I have heard the saying, "He is a back-up dor a reason." Well, often, that reason is, simply, the guy ahead of him, has earned it. I prefer the term, "Go with the guy who gives us the best chance to win."
Who gives us the best chance to win? Take a look at the numbers. Wins, completion percentage, QB rating, touchdowns/interceptions, etc.
Huard has been the better quarterback, this season, because he has never been spoiled by having Willie Roaf securing his blind side. (not picking on Jordan Black here, he has been a good LT this season.) Huard didn't wait to get rid of the ball, he got rid of it quickly.
Against the Ravens, the announcers reported that Trent Green was going to be getting rid of quickly in the game, because of the pressure that the Ravens' defense generates. That was based on something that the announcer had heard from Herm Edwards. Either way, it didn't happen. Trent was under regular pressure, because he was holding the ball.
At the beginning of this season, I had little hope for this team to accomplish anything. Damon Huard changed my mind. Since then, I have watched the team that I had expected to see.