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Kansas City coach Herm Edwards has sworn that he'll return Huard to the bench as soon as starting QB Trent Green recovers from a concussion. We suggest that you make the same move, but a little earlier. Huard has been a fine fill-in for Green, peaking with three TDs against the Rams last week. But he'll have to elevate his play even more to repeat that performance against a tough Miami pass defense that's coming off a huge statement game. Against Chicago last week the Dolphins were ferocious, sacking QB Rex Grossman three times. They allowed one TD, but that was overshadowed by their picking off Grossman three times. The Chiefs present an offense similar to the Bears': a dangerous tight end and a slew of B-level receivers complementing a dedicated running game. Since such an attack didn't pose much of a problem for Nick Saban's defense on Sunday, Huard could be in trouble this week.
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It's no coincidence that Pennington's shaky performance two weeks ago in Cleveland (11 of 28 with two interceptions) occurred with breezes gusting up to 25 mph. Although he's been surprisingly effective this year (1,558 yards, nine TDs, eight interceptions), Pennington's throwing arm, twice reconstructed, will be severely tested when winter gales are howling, especially in the New Jersey wind tunnel he calls home. With the Jets' next five games to be played outside and in cold weather, it's becoming too risky to count on him to lead your team.
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