Tag:Chad Henne
Posted on: November 10, 2010 1:47 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2010 10:48 am

Miami makes mistake

The Miami Dolphins are making a big mistake.

There is no way Chad Pennington should take over for Chad Henne. But coach Tony Sparano is making the move, a decision he revealed Wednesday.

Henne might be -- and I say might because we're not sure yet based on his play -- the quarterback of the future.

Pennington's best football is behind him. So the Dolphins are essentially giving up on a kid who might be their long-term answer for a lollipop-arm passer who certainly isn't the answer.

Has Henne played that poorly?

Or is he a victim of a bad offense?

I know offensive coordinator Dan Henning is looked at in positive light by many in the media, but I think his offense is outdated and stale.

Henne has been a victim of that staleness.

The Wildcat died -- as we predicted -- but even that hasn't helped open up the Miami offense. Neither did getting receiver Brandon Marshall.

Henne is completing 63.5-percent of his passes. That's better than Matt Ryan, Brett Favre, Joe Flacco and Aaron Rodgers.

His touchdown-to-interception ratio isn't good with eight touchdown passes to 10 interceptions, but I think a lot of that has to do with the creativity of the offense.

Don't blame Henne. Blame Henning.

It doesn't matter who plays quarterback in that offense. It's way too predictable and that will hurt any quarterback, especially one with a big arm like Henne that was essentially wasted.

Get ready, Miami fans. You might want to get a stopwatch to see how long those Pennington passes stay in the air.

Helium balloons have nothing on Pennington passes.

Category: NFL
Tags: Chad Henne
Posted on: November 18, 2009 10:15 pm

It's Henne time

Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown's season is over.

So now what with the Wildcat? You hate seeing a good guy like Brown go down again with an injury, this time with a Lisfranc sprain of the foot, but it might be the impetus to get Chad Henne more passing plays.

The Dolphins have to do that. Henne is their future. With Brown running the Wildcat, it stunted the growth of Henne, who showed in the drive to the winning points against Tampa Bay last week that he is ready for more.

Henne is a strong-armed, accurate passer who needs to get into a rhythm. The Wildcat doesn't allow that.

But I bet you the Dolphins use Pat White in Thursday night's game against Carolina as the Wildcat trigger, rather than letting Henne free.

If they do, it will be a mistake.

The kid is ready.

When Brown returns next season, he will play behind a quarterback who can get big chunks in the passing game.

What a novel approach that is in Miami.

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Tags: Chad Henne
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