Just a couple of points.
If the Chiefs are serious about winning the rest of the year then Damon Huard (for better or worse) is the obvious choice at quarterback even with Brodie Croyle healthy. After all “you play to win the game” as we all know, so if Herman Edwards truly practices what he preaches, then the choice is a clear one. Say the Chiefs win next week, do you give the keys to the car back to Brodie after the bye? Or do you say the job is Damon’s until he loses it? Tough call if you ask me. I think Herm let’s Croyle have one more shot regardless of what Damon does.
Why won’t the Chiefs blitz more? When they did against Denver they were effective-the front four was unable to get to Jay Cutler, but with the blitz they were. I would like to see a little more blitzing in future games. I wonder if that is a Gunther Cunningham call or a Herm call? Are you guys surprised the D-line isn’t able to generate a pass rush? Hali has been fairly nonexistent so far.
Derrick Johnson showed up to play today and boy did he look special. That was what I was talking about when I predicted him to be voted to his first Pro Bowl this year…there’s still time DJ, don’t worry.
I hate to jinx this, but every since the second half of the game last week against the Atlanta Falcons, the offensive line has been playing a whole lot better. Maybe this “cohesive unit” thing Herm has been preaching about holds a little water.
I have Larry Johnson on my fantasy team from work, I wasn’t scared to take him in the second round and right now I’m looking pretty smart. LJ and the O-line looked good, the key will be whether they can do it next week and for the rest of the season. I’m happy and excited by what I saw, but I’m not ready to state the Chiefs rebuilding aches and pains are through. Branden Albert going down is going to hurt, but of all the positions along the front, which one would you rather see go down? Herb Taylor played well during preseason and many (including me) were harping about getting him in at the right tackle position.
Anybody see the Georgia-Alabama game? See what I mean about Matt Stafford? He threw into double coverage waaaaaay too much for my liking for a player ranked as the #1 QB coming out this year (if he chooses, he is a junior). If that is the best QB in this year’s crop, then I hope the Chiefs pass if they are in the top five come draft time. I still think the best option for the Chiefs is to explore with all the man power they have in the font office and find somebody setting on the bench of another NFL team that is ready to get his shot. Drafting a rookie QB to come in and start next year will be that much more pain and suffering we as fans will have to endure before he learns what he’s doing.