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btlook1
10-21-2006, 03:45 AM
Green light for Green
Chiefs QB, out since getting injured in season opener, has been given go-ahead to practice.
By ELIZABETH MERRILL
The Kansas City Star
After nearly six weeks of waiting, Chiefs QB Trent Green has been cleared to practice.

Green, who was knocked unconscious in the season opener against the Bengals, will begin seven-on-seven and nine-on-seven team work when the club resumes full workouts Wednesday. Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said late Friday that the green light was given after an evaluation by a couple of neurologists and team doctor Jon Browne.

“Based on what they’ve seen this week,” Peterson told The Star, “they’re going to let him start practicing and (doing) pretty much everything we do in practice during the week. That does not mean he’s been cleared yet to play, but it’s a big step, and I, for one, know he’s anxious to get started.”

Green suffered a severe concussion Sept. 10 when his head violently snapped against the grass after a Robert Geathers hit. He lay motionless on the field for 11 minutes before he was carried away on a stretcher.

Green had started 81 straight games, and he threw for 4,000 yards in three straight seasons. Kansas City is 2-3 heading into Sunday’s home game with the Chargers, and Damon Huard will get his fifth straight start.

Huard took the majority of the reps in Friday’s practice as Green tossed a football on the sideline. Green has been doing cardiovascular work and has been involved in team meetings for weeks. He made the trips to Arizona and Pittsburgh to support Huard.

Peterson said Huard will still take the majority of the snaps in practice next week.

“We’re still anticipating Damon to be the starter for the next week (against Seattle),” he said. “But we’ll see how fast Trent comes along.

“I’m pleased with the progress, and I think he is, too. I think he’s going to be even more pleased to get out there and start practicing with his uniform on. The practice is going to be controlled. It has to be. And we’re going to see how he responds.”

Short Leash Hootie
10-21-2006, 04:17 AM
good read *****

mikey23545
10-21-2006, 05:07 AM
YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!

CupidStunt
10-21-2006, 05:09 AM
Hopefully the O-line gets its shit together or Green will be taking a dirtnap by week 10.

Stewie
10-21-2006, 06:31 AM
Hopefully the O-line gets its shit together or Green will be taking a dirtnap by week 10.
So true. I hope they're not rushing him back too soon. He's better than Huard, but we have more holes that need to be filled before a QB is going to make a difference.

It's good news that Trent's doing better, though. That was a wicked hit and that SOB Geathers will get his.

Braincase
10-21-2006, 07:58 AM
Wait... I have it on good authority that Trent is bleeding in his brain, plans to ride out this year of his contract then retire.

It came from a reliable source.

:rolleyes:

ct
10-21-2006, 08:00 AM
Very good news indeed!! I don't want him to rush back, but sure hope all goes well and he can play next week.

JBucc
10-21-2006, 08:22 AM
Good news, but will the NFL let him on the field in a wheelchair?

Lzen
10-21-2006, 08:22 AM
But, but, but dr00d told me.........

digi2fish
10-21-2006, 08:33 AM
yup, I won't call it a good news if our o-line can't protect the QB

siberian khatru
10-21-2006, 08:43 AM
I won't believe it until Halfcan confirms it with his source.

ChiefsFan4Life
10-21-2006, 08:45 AM
I believe Halfcan over the KC Star

I mean, he was serious, his source was gold

Lzen
10-21-2006, 08:46 AM
Oh yea, I forgot about Halfcan's inside info. ROFL

I think Huard has been solid but, there's a good reason why he's a backup. It will be nice to get Green back and hopefully see the offense open up a little more.

CupidStunt
10-21-2006, 08:50 AM
Hopefully Turley will come back at an improved level and Welbourn won't have too much rust. Perhaps then Trent's already-grey hair won't fall out after 2 weeks with the dogshit that surrounds him.

siberian khatru
10-21-2006, 08:50 AM
I believe Halfcan over the KC Star

I mean, he was serious, his source was gold

Duh. The Star only repeats Carl's lies.

Fruit Ninja
10-21-2006, 08:52 AM
We have to win on Sunday, if not its over anyways, and no reason for him to return at all this year.

CupidStunt
10-21-2006, 08:57 AM
I agree with that. No sense in Hurdaloo continuing to manage a terrible offense, either.

Hand the reigns over to the kid for 10 games.

Kerberos
10-21-2006, 08:57 AM
Chiefs quarterback Green cleared to practice next week.

Sidelined since he suffered a severe concussion in the Sept. 10 regular-season opener, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green has been cleared by specialists to resume practicing, and will rejoin his teammates on the field next week.


Trent Green
Quarterback
Kansas City Chiefs

Profile
2006 SEASON STATISTICS
Att Comp Yds TD Int Rat
15 11 66 0 1 60.4


Green, 36, will be able to participate in most of the practice drills, but has not yet been cleared by neurologists to play in a game. Backup Damon Huard, who has started the past four games and performed well, figures to remain in the lineup for a few more weeks.

"(It) does not mean he's been cleared yet to play, but it's a big step, and I, for one, know that he's anxious to get started," team president Carl Peterson told the Kansas City Star.

For the last few weeks, Green has been around the team more, sitting in on meetings, and has been able to lob a ball. But getting back on the field again, even just for passing drills, certainly represents the biggest step yet in his recovery.

The incident on which Green was injured occurred late in the third quarter of the opener against Cincinnati, when the veteran quarterback scrambled upfield to his right and was hit by Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers. Replays show that Geathers' shoulder pads hit Green in the helmet. Green was unconscious for about 11 minutes as doctors and trainers immobilized him before taking him from the field on a cart.

His recovery from the head injury has been a long one. It was several weeks before Green was able to drive or even lob passes. The 13-year veteran had started 81 straight games, every contest the Chiefs had played since acquiring him from the St. Louis Rams in a 2001 trade, before the head injury.

Huard, 33, had not started a game since 2000, and had appeared in only four games since that season, before replacing Green in the lineup. The journeyman quarterback is 2-2 as the Kansas City starter, and has completed 77 of 116 passes for 791 yards, with four touchdown passes and just one interception in his four starts.

A 10-year veteran, Huard has been praised by Chiefs coaches, officials and teammates for his play over the past month.

Peterson said that Huard will take most of the practice snaps next week.

"The practice is going to be controlled," he said of Green's return. "It has to be. And we're going to see how he responds."


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2633846

Braincase
10-21-2006, 09:02 AM
But, but, but dr00d told me.........

There are Yugo GT's that are more reliable than d00sh.

Wile_E_Coyote
10-21-2006, 09:28 AM
The inside sources around here now make Nick Athan sound credible. Or was that the plan all along :hmmm:



:p

morphius
10-21-2006, 09:39 AM
anyone listening to him on the radio could have told you that he was close. He had 10 days straight of feeling great in a row last Monday and figured he would be cleared soon to at least practice. Of course the next part is them letting him take a hit.

Count Zarth
10-21-2006, 09:40 AM
I just realized I'll be at Arrowhead for Green's first home game back. That'll be awesome.

StcChief
10-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Well it looks like he'll be back to play the Lambs at least.

Adept Havelock
10-21-2006, 10:46 AM
Fantastic!

Calcountry
10-21-2006, 11:27 AM
Wait... I have it on good authority that Trent is bleeding in his brain, plans to ride out this year of his contract then retire.

It came from a reliable source.

:rolleyes:This source wasn't your sunday school teacher?

Mr. Laz
10-21-2006, 11:54 AM
Welbourn and Green back at the same time?


welbourn at right tackle ... turley at "2nd" left tackle.

just play with 6 offensive lineman all the time? :shrug:

Easy 6
10-21-2006, 11:57 AM
Welbourn and Green back at the same time?


welbourn at right tackle ... turley at "2nd" left tackle.

just play with 6 offensive lineman all the time? :shrug:
It would be pretty interesting to see that concept in action :hmmm: .

Pitt Gorilla
10-21-2006, 12:01 PM
Wait... I have it on good authority that Trent is bleeding in his brain, plans to ride out this year of his contract then retire.

It came from a reliable source.

:rolleyes:
Actually, Vick Nathan reported that Trent had his left leg amputated.

Mr. Laz
10-21-2006, 12:01 PM
It would be pretty interesting to see that concept in action :hmmm: .
it would make that backside pass rush have to go several steps further.


It would also spread the defensive line out quite a bit which might let our inside running game get going.

Pitt Gorilla
10-21-2006, 12:02 PM
It would be pretty interesting to see that concept in action :hmmm: .It's very similar to using a blocking TE>

Saulbadguy
10-21-2006, 12:02 PM
I hope Greens first game back is a home game.

Easy 6
10-21-2006, 12:08 PM
It's very similar to using a blocking TE>
Thats true. Kyle could be a T eligible every down he plays. The more i think of it, the more i like it.

Rausch
10-21-2006, 01:35 PM
Welbourn and Green back at the same time?


welbourn at right tackle ... turley at "2nd" left tackle.

just play with 6 offensive lineman all the time? :shrug:

That or keep Dunn in on ever down to babysit Black...

Inspector
10-21-2006, 01:52 PM
I read it here so it must be true.

Webourn lost something like 400 lbs over the summer....

Short Leash Hootie
10-21-2006, 02:18 PM
I read it here so it must be true.

Webourn lost something like 400 lbs over the summer....
I have a feeling Welbourn and the Chiefs wouldn't be talking comeback if Welbourn is indeed 185 lbs. Wouldn't make sense.

Also, no way does a dude (steroids or no steroids) go from 310 to 185 over one offseason.

chiefsfan1963
10-21-2006, 02:51 PM
too late the season is officially over. But 2007 is looking good.

RedThat
10-21-2006, 04:29 PM
Is Welbourne coming back?

Is he back?

Or is all this just speculation?

I haven't really been one that has kept up to date on any John Welbourne news. May I ask, could somebody please keep me informed on the latest news of John Welbourne?

Mr. Laz
10-21-2006, 06:40 PM
Is Welbourne coming back?

Is he back?

Or is all this just speculation?

I haven't really been one that has kept up to date on any John Welbourne news. May I ask, could somebody please keep me informed on the latest news of John Welbourne?
as far as i know, the chiefs have given Welbourn permission to come back as soon as his suspension is up.

another week??

milkman
10-21-2006, 06:56 PM
Is Welbourne coming back?

Is he back?

Or is all this just speculation?

I haven't really been one that has kept up to date on any John Welbourne news. May I ask, could somebody please keep me informed on the latest news of John Welbourne?

http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=150258

Chiefs Pantalones
10-21-2006, 07:47 PM
Great, he's back!!! He can practice now, yay!!!!

Hopefully he'll be playing by week 15.

CinciFan
10-22-2006, 08:57 AM
Excellent news. Good luck to the Chiefs and TG.

Easy 6
10-22-2006, 09:01 AM
Honestly, reading the articles on the home page doesnt do much to make me feel better. His return just keeps getting pushed back more & more with each new article. Sounds like theres no gaurantee he comes back at all.

Rain Man
10-22-2006, 09:02 AM
You just know that when Trent comes back, it'll inspire Roaf, Priest, and Welbourn to return, too. It'll be just like old times, but with defense.

JBucc
10-22-2006, 09:19 AM
So, Mort just said he talked to Trent, and that he was only cleared to practice in light drills and that it would be at least ten days before the doc even considered clearing him to play and even then it could be a couple games before he actually does play. So I'm thinking that means St. Louis if we're lucky.

siberian khatru
10-22-2006, 09:20 AM
So, Mort just said he talked to Trent, and that he was only cleared to practice in light drills and that it would be at least ten days before the doc even considered clearing him to play and even then it could be a couple games before he actually does play. So I'm thinking that means St. Louis if we're lucky.

Story today said Nov. 12 at Miami.

Count Zarth
10-22-2006, 09:20 AM
More like Oakland.

greg63
10-22-2006, 09:25 AM
Yeah but will he fair any better behind our Swiss cheese "O" line, throwing to receivers who have hands like frying pans; is the question.

Chiefs Pantalones
10-22-2006, 09:59 AM
If we lose this game, there is no need to come back. Being 0-4 this early in the conference, is tragic. Just sit him the rest of the season. If he comes back, the 'usual' will happen. We will go on a roll at the end of the season and get a 20-29 pick in the draft instead of a top 10-15 slot.

If we start winning, get Trent ready to come back, but if we lose this game, don't even bother. Plus, he'll get killed when he gets back in anyway.

TRR
10-22-2006, 10:43 AM
If we lose this game, there is no need to come back. Being 0-4 this early in the conference, is tragic. Just sit him the rest of the season. If he comes back, the 'usual' will happen. We will go on a roll at the end of the season and get a 20-29 pick in the draft instead of a top 10-15 slot.

If we start winning, get Trent ready to come back, but if we lose this game, don't even bother. Plus, he'll get killed when he gets back in anyway.


"You play to win the game."