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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Those few Kansas City fans who booed Trent Green in the first quarter Thursday were probably ready to beg him to come back in the fourth.
    Green looked sharp in his first appearance in Arrowhead Stadium since insisting on a trade to Miami during the offseason. The Chiefs, on the other hand, mostly looked lifeless for the second straight week while trying to find a new quarterback and limp along without holdout running back Larry Johnson.

    In the final minutes, Patrick Cobbs scored a touchdown and John Beck slipped into the end zone for the 2-point conversion that led the Dolphins to an 11-10 victory and made them 2-0 in the preseason for the first time since 1982.
    So did it seem weird, Green was asked, playing for a Chiefs opponent in the stadium where he starred for six years?
    "The whole thing," he said. "From traveling into the stadium, to going off to pregame warmups, to the game, looking across the sideline and seeing a lot of guys I spent a lot of time with the last six years. It was definitely different."
    Green, whose 87.3 passer rating is the best in Chiefs history, played the first two series and was 4-for-7 for 41 yards. He led one smart drive that failed when Jared Allen stopped Jesse Chatman for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-goal from the 3.
    Beck, the third Miami quarterback to appear in the sloppily played game, hit Kerry Reed for 17 yards and Courtney Anderson for 25 in a seven-play, 73-yard scoring drive and appeared to be stopped short on his 2-point conversion. The Chiefs (0-2) challenged the call but it was upheld.
    The Chiefs have scored only one offensive touchdown in two games without Johnson, their All-Pro running back who is holding out demanding more money. Injuries to the offensive line aren't doing much good for a rushing game that netted only 61 yards.
    "The problem is we weren't physical enough," said Brian Waters, the Pro Bowl left guard. "For whatever reason, we're not knocking guys off the ball. That's something we've got to do."
    The way the line is playing, Waters said, it wouldn't make much difference if Johnson were back or not.
    "I don't care who you have back there. There's only two guys I've ever seen do it with a bad offensive line -- Barry Sanders and Jim Brown, and nobody in this league can compare to those two guys," Waters said. "Good running backs in this league have good offensive lines. We've got to do a better job no matter who's back there."
    Brodie Croyle, bidding to take Green's old job, hit his first four passes and found Chris Hannon for a 21-yard scoring play. But he also threw an ill-advised interception.

    "I started off strong, went in there and made some throws and got the ball rolling," said Croyle, who was 6-for-11 for 82 yards. "The second series, I got a little greedy and went for it all to bury them right there -- a bad decision on my part."
    Miami's retooled offensive line, a big worry all during training camp, opened hole after hole in the first quarter for Ronnie Brown, who had gains of 12 and 10 yards to get Green's long drive started.
    Green said he sees the offensive line growing.
    "I do, and that's something we touched on during the week," he said. "Practices were going better. We still have improvement to do, but from week No. 1 to week No. 2, it was a good step."
    The Dolphins' only score of the first half came with Cleo Lemon under center. He hit Chris Chambers for 12 yards on third-and-3 from the 46, and then Brown broke through a big hole in the middle of the line for 22 yards, with Ty Law pulling him down on the 16 to prevent the touchdown. After Brown was stopped for no gain on third down, Jay Feely kicked a 30-yard field goal on the second play of the second quarter.
    Kansas City's rookie kicker, Justin Medlock, missed from 37 and 42 yards before finally connecting on his third try, a 34-yarder that put the Chiefs on top 10-3 with 8:18 to go.
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    I thought brody looked good,he needs the snaps,no doubt about that with another interception. but you'll have that with a young qb, if he's the future,lets see what it holds.Then again what the hell do I know


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    He did look good I will agree. Huard needed more passing plays though to make it fair.
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    Well, it is easy to out-perform the other guy, with more than twice as many opportunities.

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    It did look a little bias, but croyle handled the pressure well,Miami was coming for him. I liked what I saw.With Huard starting that game I was thinking we would get to see him air it out a bit. But I dont call the plays.

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    Yeah, based on what I saw in that game, I have added to my bet on Croyle to start the season, in the sportsbook. I think Herm wants him in there bad enough to force the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swmochiefsfan View Post
    It did look a little bias, but croyle handled the pressure well,Miami was coming for him. I liked what I saw.With Huard starting that game I was thinking we would get to see him air it out a bit. But I dont call the plays.
    By the end of the first quarter, I was begging for him to take Huard out. Croyle came in, and it was like new life at Arrowhead.
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    I would much rather go with Croyle anyway. I don't think either QB is going to win that many games this year. Croyle has 10 times the ability that Huard has which, in my mind, makes the decision easy.

    This franchise needs to stop being frightened of its past (blackledge) and start trusting its decisions again.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    I would much rather go with Croyle anyway. I don't think either QB is going to win that many games this year. Croyle has 10 times the ability that Huard has which, in my mind, makes the decision easy.

    This franchise needs to stop being frightened of its past (blackledge) and start trusting its decisions again.
    But.....but.....look at what Huard did LAST YEAR. He was so awesome! He over and underthrew passes which the receivers managed to catch and it made him the second best QB in the entire league! Why would we want to start a new QB in his SECOND YEAR? We should waste his talent to the point that we trade him for yet another older backup QB. Yeah, that's it!
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    I would lean towards Croyle starting too, but I don't think its gonna be an outstanding year on offense no matter which way we go! Our Offensive line is just not strong enough to hold it together for any QB!

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