Monday, October 30, 2006
Learn to Live With What You Got
"Ten-year journeyman Damon Huard continues to show how important it is for a team to have a viable, experienced backup quarterback. And in the Kansas City Chiefs' 35-28 victory over Seattle on Sunday, he demonstrated more than that. Playing with a groin injury suffered late in Thursday's practice, and with his availability uncertain until Sunday morning, Huard displayed tremendous grit in gutting out the entire game and earning his fourth victory in six starts in 2006. ....the veteran signal-caller, who until this season had not started a game since 2000, and who has now surpassed his career high for starts in a season, completed 17 of 25 passes for 312 yards, with one touchdown pass, no interceptions, and a passer rating of 124.1"
Damon Huard is kicking ass. Is this a result of watching the great Tom Brady prepare and perform for three years? Remember, Huard was the backup going into 2001 Pats camp and Brady wrestled that mantle away from him and two weeks later, Drew is bleeding internally and the rest is history. Meanwhile, Drew still thinks he should have been handed his job back. Hey Drew, I think the only mistake was that you should have been 3rd on the depth chart going into the playoffs.
Seriously though, you have to think that success rubbed off on Mr. Huard...he was more than ready when the bell rang for him this season. Good for him.