Sounds to me like it is Brodie for the rest of the year, I have heard that Huard was hurt, I wouldn't want to question things, but at that point didn't Huard just look defeated. I am kinda wondering if he knew it was time and either played hurt to ease his going out a little, to try to save some pride. Or if possibly if he faked being hurt because he knew that it was best for the team to be taken out.
They say that when it is time to come out then you hear footsteps, Huard must have thought bigfoot was coming up behind him with the volume that those footsteps were making.
I really think that no matter how good Huard could be that the only reason he should go back into a game this year is if Brodie is hurt.
I think his confidence is so rattled by bad play, losing, and losing his job to put him in now he would be very ineffective.
If however Croyle got hurt then maybe it would give Huard the confidence to go in and play good. He has to know that not many people want him to start at this point and I have a feeling as much as he wants to start he may not think he is the best option at this point.
Also again what is best for the team, if Herm doesn't show confidence in Croyle now and puts Huard back in I think it may do irreparable damage to Croyle. Going out on a limb but if Herm starts Huard next week at Indy it will do moderate damage to Croyle but can be explained away by throwing the Indy card.
If Huard starts the following week at the Raiders, Croyle will never be a starter for the Chiefs. Continuing to bench him and not show confidence at this point, he would either never play effective for KC and need to be traded, or he would never play good in his career.
This is just an observation but you always hear about how much of a role confidence plays a part in a player and a team. Also if you don't start Croyle against the Raiders the team will lose confidence in Croyle and once that is gone so is his ability to play for this team.