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The reasons Chad Henne must remain at QB

You folks really must stop e-mailing me. Post your comments below in the comments section instead because it's getting crazy and I cannot possibly reply to everyone, although I would love to do so. Normally, I just reply to the folks that call me a fat, moron, frick because, dang it, I'm not a frick so I feel the need to defend myself.

Anyway, most of your e-mails Monday were about one of two topics:

1. Fire everybody.

2. Bench Chad Henne.

I can assure you the Dolphins are not about to fire everybody. This post will attempt to explain why the Dolphins should not bench Henne.

I watched the 26-10 loss to Baltimore and I'm not about to do a coach Tony Sparano and give you an "all is well, there's nothing to worry about," speech. As this Miami Herald story points out, Henne threw 5 TDs and 4 interceptions the first four games and 3 TDs and 6 interceptions the past four games.

Bottom line is the Dolphins were beaten pretty soundly at Baltimore and there is a pattern they follow in that they cannot beat very good teams. So all is not well.

But in watching Henne's worst game of the season, it becomes evident there are glances that you must admit are present before you summarily dismiss him as your quarterback.

Did you notice that Henne completed 9 of his first 10 passes against the big, bad Baltimore defense? That is correct, he was 9 of 10 to start the game.

Nobody noticed that because the one incompletion was an interception by Baltimore's Ladarius Webb. And, true enough, an interception does overshadow nine other completions if those completions are TD passes. But this interception was more the wide receiver's fault than Henne's.

Fact is Brian Hartline stumbled and was on his knees when the ball came to him on the sideline. Webb simply stood where Hartline was down and caught the pass. If Hartline had been on his feet that pass is either an incompletion or a completion. Not an interception.

There were two other picks Henne threw. He had one that led Brandon Marshall a hair too far and the Miami receiver didn't necessarily go above and beyond to stretch for the catch because Ray Lewis had Marshall's ribs in the cross hairs. The tipped pass went directly to Ed Reed.

Interception No. 3 was Henne's biggest mistake, that in the fourth quarter when he threw inaccurately and the defensive back on Davone Bess simply caught the errant pass. I put that one on Henne. But Bess had zero separation. And Bess didn't exactly dig hard back toward the pass. Fact is the DB made a stronger break toward the ball and came away with it. Bess does better work, that interception also becomes an incompletion.

The point I'm making is Henne didn't exactly get a ton of support. And I didn't even mention the Anthony Fasano drop. The Brandon Marshall drop. The Ronnie Brown drop.

I do have to mention the terrible pass to a wide open Fasano in the end zone near the end of the first half. That was, in my humble, Henne's worst pass of the day and it cost Miami four points or the difference between a touchdown and the field goal the team kicked.

So did all that spell out a 26-10 loss? No.

The Ravens did not score after Webb's interception. They got a field goal after the second interception. And the final pick came with 42 seconds to play and Baltimore merely took a knee to end the game after that turnover.

So Henne's terrible day cost the Dolphins a touchdown -- the field goal plus the difference between what might have been a TD and FG to end the half.

The Dolphins lost this game by 16 points, folks. It wasn't all on the QB.

Now, maybe you think benching Henne is still the move because, well, you just want to stir things up. Or maybe it's because you don't like Henne's robotic approach to playing. Or maybe you just hate Michigan.

I would say the Dolphins must stay with Henne because if nothing else happens this year, they must, must, must, find out if he is the future or not. The Dolphins aren't a playoff team right now. They are not playing playoff-caliber football.

But if they finish the 2010 season with a conviction one way or the other about Chad Henne, at least the season was not in vain. If, on the other hand, the team replaces Henne with Chad Pennington and makes a playoff run only to find out that still isn't the answer, we're back to 2008 and we've wasted two seasons.

Coach Tony Sparano's contract runs out after 2011. He cannot afford to find himself back at the end of 2008 while the calendar says its 2011 and his contract says it expires in 2011. We need to know if Henne is the future at quarterback or not.

That means you might have to endure some growing pains and setbacks. But to back-track now to Chad Pennington in search of some short-term fix is taking one step forward but finding yourself two steps back. 

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The arguement doesn't wash Armando. You always see things too late, just like when many of us knew that Saban had something cooking behind the scenes and was going to leave the Dolphins and you believed him when he said he was staying with the Dolphins. Henne has had 21 games to show the Dolphins something and he has been up and down at best. Colt McCoy has only played three games against maybe the three best teams in the league and look at what he has done as a "rookie".Look at BradforD with the Rams and he's a "rookie". Henne is in his "third year." Pennington is a natural born leader who has "won" everywhere he has been. He's super smart, tough, and a warrior and his knowledge of the game would allow him to audible out of Henning's dumb play calling to something else and he would get away with it because of his resume. That's the same Dan Henning who was the coach of a Boston College team that was immersed in all sorts of a gambling scandal which he claims he knew nothing about. He's either naive or obtuse. Henning has had the same problems with criticism of his play calling at every NFL stop he has been at, so this is just the same old, same old with him. Ask Carolina fans about him. Pennington reminds me of Bob Griese who didn't have the greatest arm strength, but was just smarter than everyone else and a leader. Griese, BTW, has had the most *team* success of any Dolphins QB in history for that matter. Pennington is the leader this team needs. Enough about next year, Armando, we don't even know if there is a next year with the probable work stoppage. PLAY CHAD PENNINGTON NOW!

I have a special place in my heart for Pennington. If he can win with no wide recievers, what could he do with Marshall? Marshall is what Pennington needs to become a great mid range passer. PLAY PENNINGTON NO MORE MYSERY

Oh thank God someone is making sense this week. Thank you Armando for pointing out the plainly obvious to the stupendously oblivious.

Nonexpert - The reason we don't see passes over 20 yards is that routes are underneath. Who would Henne throw a pass to over 20 yards when everyone is running a 5-10 yard route? The Safety?

gold ,more gold

Can't wait to see the Titans fans take over Sun Life stadium this weekend and further prove how useless southern Florida Miami Dolphins fans really are. Way to support your team southern Florida! Keep up the great work.

mando you hit the nail on the head.sticky with chad.not penny.and not thiny only henne

yup lets put in Pennington. His 4 interception playoff game against the Ravens was very inspiring. Love those rainbow out patterns.

Henne needs the full season to be evaluated. Relax.

Amen, All you Pennington fans are stupid. Henne had a better game against the Ravens Sunday, than Pennington had aganist them in the playoffs two years ago. Rewind that game.

We are losing because we arent running the ball period.

Can't win with Henne throwing 40 times, he is not Manning or Brady.

All this talk about how a new coordinator is going to magically turn Henne into a better quarterback is wishful thinking. Could it happen? Sure. Is it likely? the odds say no. It is a lot easier, and cheaper to change coordinators rather then qb's, this I get. But what makes anyone think that different play calling is going to make Henne more accurate, or a leader, or competant in the fourth quarter? How long, and what excuses will be used when this new coordinator comes in and nothing changes. I'm not a Henning guy, and I think he needs to go. But I think our problems go a lot farther at qb, then playcalling. This is just my opinion, and for the sake of this franchise I hope I'm wrong, and Henne can become the quarterback some of you are thinking, or hoping he will become.

ALoco, Nicks is something and the NY Giants are certainly something. They are the best team in the NFL right now. There are no flaws in their game whatsoever.

Of course, i have a soft spot for them because they helped me get in the moneyin my survivor pool on Sunday but someoone will have a tough timme convincing me that they aren't the toughest team to beat in the NFL. They are excellent in all facets.

SD is up there too. Watch them go on a roll with the Marino impersonator out there.

By Mike "We do not have the talent to compete with the better defenses. Our offense is too limited. Everyone wants to blame Henning, and I understand this to a small degree, but you can't make applesause out of lemons."

This is an awful excuse and total BS. If we didn't have the talent to compete, we wouldn't even be in these games. We should have won the NYJ, PITT & Pats game. Why did we lose? Outcoached, Untimely drive stopping Play calling, conservative red zone approach, and special teams. These are not on the players, it's on coaches. Everyone saw Carpenter was a liability on ST & they kept him around & effectively helped us lose 2 consecutive games.

Excuse me Pennington lovers. It seems you are new to rooting for the Dolphins so let me fill you in on something. Pennington is a great guy, that's not up for debate.

But can we please stop comparing his 11-5 season to a first of all incomplete season by Henne and second of all a season in which Henne is playing the second hardest schedule in the league!?

So to those new fans what you don't seem to realize is not only did Pennington have the easiest schedule in the league that year due to the previous teams 1-15 record but the team had every lucky bounce fall their way.

They played Buffalo in Toronto in the winter, IN A DOME! Most of the good teams they played lost their best players due to injury the week before we played them. There were so many lucky things happening that year they even did a story about it on NFL live not to mention Mando pointing out our incredible fortune the whole way through.

Get you heads out of your a**es and look at the big picture. Put your stat books down and think like an individual who actually knows a thing or two about football.

Anyone think that maybe....just maybe, Pennington's noodle arm is even more noodley with the injury from last season. Pennington is not going to be around much longer in this league...my guess is this was the last stop for him. Why would he sign on for a contract extension as a backup if he really believed he was starter material at this point? Bottom line is he wouldn't. Henne may not be the answer...but Pennington definitely isn't.

dr. roberts - you are bang on my friend. Too many people here just don't get the idea of developing a quarterback from within. It's not easy, it's not exact, and you must have patience.

They can also add a Cowboy jersey to that Redskin jersey. They are also ran by irrational posters with a lot of money I think.

um, pennington was runner up for the m*freakn v*p* in 2008 to whom?.. peyton manning.remember.?....... no!

I actually agree. Although Henne hasn't really impressed me. I can't fathom bringing back Penny...

All valid points

Still think he's gotten far too little accountabilty, but, hey...

Tony Sparano i'm sorry but you better get the team turned around and playing much better football. If we don't then forget another season.

8 games to go and we need to go at best 6-2 to have a shot at the play-offs and there is no guarantee.

Come on the whole team pull your socks up the season is slowly melting away unless you do something about it starting at home to the Titans.

Go Miami - Just win Baby!!!

eric, that's the problem with Dolphins fans. You have a special place in your heart for a QB that could barely get you to the Playoffs in a year you had the easiest schedule in the league, and then came back next year to lose all the games he played in until he got hurt (for what, the 3rd shoulder injury?).

The Dolphins have been in such a drought these past 2 decades that you're holding out hope for a "has been" and a "never was elite." I myself have a special place in my heart for Pro Bowlers and Super Bowlers and elite players (so on this current team Dansby, Davis, Long, Ricky, Marshall). THAT'S IT!

I wish, for the sake of all you dreamers, that they'd put Penny in, just for a quarter, to show everyone how he is FAR from the answer. I mean, you guys saw him against 2nd-teamers in Pre-season and got your panties in a bunch.

If Penny was so great, can anyone answer why the Bills don't want him? Or the Redskins? Or the Bears? Or the 49'ers. All these teams need a QB, yet no one is listening to you geniuses. Know why? CAUSE PENNY IS WORTH ABOUT A PENNY! HE'S NOT A CREDIBLE QB ANYMORE!

This will get lost in the shuffle I am sure. The number one thing this team needs to do with Henne is let him loose. The coaching philosophy has instilled so deep the notion that Henne not make mistakes that it has put a severe handicap on his abilities to make plays. Everything that has kept Henne from breaking out is a direct result of coaching. Henne has been taught and drilled to not make mistakes that he plays scared. It very well may be too late for him now, and his career could be over from the point of being a elite QB, he may very well only ever be a average QB because of what he has been taught.

I could write a book about what is wrong with this team and how to fix it, but it's just not worth it. No one would ever see or even care. But to give a short opinion. 20% is on the players 80% goes to the coaching. What Miami has are coaches that are so convinced that their way of doing things is the right way, they will never change it. They would rather get fired or replace before changing how they think. Until they change their way of thinking (because it doesn't work, hasn't worked in the 3 years they have been here, Miami has been average at best and will only ever be average with the continued way of doing things) or they are replaced, expect to see nothing more then a mediocre team. I personally don't see them changing the way they think or anyone getting fired or replace anytime soon. So I am going with the expectation of the Miami Dolphins continuing to be the 3rd best team in the east and will remain so, a miss the playoffs/one and done team. Mediocre, average, or a not good enough to be a good team team.

Actu8ally daryll the odds are at 50/50 seeing how a simple change of coaching has helped many QBs come into their own. Or you can go with giving the kid more than a season and a half of work to prove himself worthy.

Where the f**k else in the NFL do teams give up on a qb after a season and a half of work. A season and a half of work where that same QB throws for multiple 300 yard games, is very smart as a person (still growing as an nfl qb) and can make every throw on the field? WHERE!?

And don't even come back with he can't make every throw because he misses some because no s**t. He's a young qb and even the vets miss some. Why does he make mistakes then? BECAUSE HE'S A YOUNG QB LEARNING ON THE JOB.

I'm not sold on Chad Henne as the long-term answer at QB, but it's apparent to me that the offense's failures are primarily the result of Dan Henning's play calls and gameplans. It's pretty sad when the defense knows what play you're gonna run before the ball is even snapped. His playcalling has been consistently poor, and the defense is often left in bad situations having to defend the other team's offense on a short field. I really hope Tony Sparano conducts a full comprehensive review of Henning's job performance this season and realizes that the Dolphins need some new blood running the offense next season. Henning's "three yards and a cloud of dust" offense is just plain brutal to watch.

because the trading dead line is over , that's why. and when teams did call they would only take a late 1st or second for him that's why. henne sux and the train is heading for the cliffs edge with this regime. toooooooot! tooooooooooooooot!!!!!.......lol

HEY!

He's better than Ray Lucas...

And just to qualify, I don't hate Pennington, I like the guy. He was the best choice and a BLESSING in '08 (who wouldn't be after Cleo Lemon). He's a very efficient QB and a great talent (in his day). But he's winding down. He's Favre, without any of the durability Favre used to have. He's no answer to anything for a team looking to get better. He's a stopgap. In case Henne gets hurt, that's the only reason Penny is here.

At least if you guys said put in Thigpen. I don't think that's the right answer either, but at least that guy has a future in the NFL. Penny's NFL future is coaching or something else, NOT playing. Please get an understanding people!

Do people actually think we would have won any of the 4 games we lost with penny in there instead of henne?

Mark, i can't wait to see the following people fired;

1-pete carrol of the seahawks.....there's roumor he will be out by end of the year.

2-the denver coach then hired by us as OC
3-chilli of MIN

fiedler was better than this bum henne, at least he would run for the 1st and keep drives going. this bum is a bust and the phins must move on.

WOLFMAN...

I have seen many games this season where there has been open receivers down field, including backs running free as a bird, and Henne has totally missed them and gone for the under, safe, route. That tells me that the span of vision for Henne is not good and he can't find the receivers. His progressions are not fluid and he tends to telegraph where he is going with the ball.

Look, it is obvious that there are two schools of thought here, the HENNE SUCKS school and the HENNE IS GOD school. Everyone sees things differently and that is fine. I just happen to be of the HENNE SUCKS school but respect that you aren't. Time will tell which side is right and which one will eat crow.

next week gay omar will be writing Miami would have went to the SuperBowl if Sean Smith returned kicks.
After all Omar says Smith is is one of the fastest players on the team. Please dont forget about his great balls, i mean ball skills with 7 dropped interceptions and benched asa starter fro every game but last week, where Sean dropped a pick 6 a ten year old would have caught and scored. result,Dolphins lost again.
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We NEED a QB who is not afraid to throw the ball DEEP..Given the lack of arm strength Peddington has he still throws the ball deeper then Henne..Henne sucks and lets sign Vick cause we are a good QB away from being a super bowl contender..And Henne is not the guy

Mark---so true. Every franchise that has run their affairs in a panicky, rash, "fan impulsive" manner has proven to be a loser.

Every single one. It does NOT work.

Christ, I've seen people here talking about how much Vontae Davis "sucks" because of a bad game or a missed tackle. I guess the plaudits of opposing coaches, players and analysts who uniformly talk about what a bright future he has should be ignored because Joe Schmo from Dania thinks differently?

I shudder to think what the team would be if it were run the way some pof these folks want. I do know we'd be picking first every year, though.

FACPALM, WE KNOW YOU CAN WRITE A BOOK.PLEAASE DON'T .

Chad Henne= Super Bowl? Heck no,not gonna happen with this guy,he can't even read blitz packages.Robot

Some of these comments are not only uneducated, they are funny!! Guys, we need to pattern ourselves after the team that beat us this weekend, the Baltimore Ravens. Good defence, good running game and above average passing game. Our QB should be along the lines of what Joe Flacco is. Now this is where we will disagree.....Joe Flacco is NOT a star QB!! Yes, he might have the highest passing rating in the league right now but that's misleading. That's based on a lot of what he's done over the last FIVE weeks. Take a look at his numbers the first three weeks of the season. Do you think the fans were screaming for him to be benched? No! He gives them the best chance to succeed and the best chance going forward. He doesn't WIN games but he also doesn't LOSE games. That's what we are going to need from Henne. However, the difference right now is expereience. plus Flacco has a better supporting cast. Also, Baltimore's defence MAKES plays when they have to. We're still working on that. But the model in Baltimore is where we want to be in the next year or two and I think with a few tweaks (Cam Cameron is a much better OC than Henning, for one), we'll be there.

Armando,

COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOUR POST!!!

I really don't get why most fans don't see it this way. What is the point of starting Pennington? Where are we going to go with him? Playoffs with either will be quite difficult anyway - what is the point of playing Pennington.

In addition, I just simply disagree with people. Henne is BY FAR the best "QB of the future" prospect we have had since Marino. All young QBs go through growing pains. We are just spoiled by Marino's early success. Some young QBs are allowed to be less conservative. Henne on the other hand been constrained - and he doesn't always get help.

I will not say he hasn't played poorly in some games, but I do see the upside still. We just need more consistency all around (playcalling, run blocking, IN ADDITION TO better reads and better touch on certain passes from Henne)

Facepalm I agree fully and have been asking for them to let him loose sense week 2. You want to see what you have in a young qb? Stop filling his mind with threats about turnovers and stop with the conservative BS that no one in the league is following. Offenses and defenses in todays game are aggressive. Our philosophy is old school and none of the coaches see this. And that speaks to the bigger problem of the coaching staff, ESPECIALLY Dan Henning being stubborn to a fault.

It's obvious even in winning games this year that the offense lacks aggression and scoring power. We are coming into week 9 and they have not done one thing to change that because it seems that they believe what they're doing is best for this team. If they do not make a change in philosophy or just try to tweak it they are going to lose this locker room before the seasons out forcing Ross to make a change.

Is Sparano so stubborn that he will continue to feed us this "it's what's best for this team" line when we can all see it is not. Is he so stubborn that he will keep this up at the cost of his own job? If he does I will have to label him as not only stubborn but also incredibly stupid.

2watt,
Is your posting name supposed to be a joke or is it just ironic that your name is 2watt and your posts are incredibly dim?

Some of you guys may have missed it earlier, but one poster made a very valid point about Terry Bradshaw.

We all know him as the Hall-of-Fame multiple Super Bowl winner, but how many remember that he was routinely considered a bust early in his career? Couldn't hang onto the job---never made a whole lot happen---constantly taken out of the lineup.

Bradshaw wasn't even the entrenched starter in Pittsburgh until his FOURTH season.

Am I saying Henne will become that guy? Of course not. I have no idea how his career will go from this point (and either do YOU, despite thinking so).

What I AM saying is that Bradshaw never would have done all those things for the Steelers if people like you had been making the decisions. He would have been outta there.

Bruce says:
November 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Henne obviously needs more time to learn and he can learn on the bench. He has not earned his position as starting QB. He got there by injury and hasn’t proved he deserves to keep it. Pennington, on the other hand, took this team to the playoffs. he has proven over and over again that he’s one of the smartest QBs in the league and fearless as well. And you know what? I’ll take smart and fearless with weak arm over stupid and panicky with good arm, anyday. Until Henne shows he has a brain and can make good decisions under fire, he should ride the pine.

The Dolphins should also import something else from Dallas. They should fire the head coach.

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Forget Henne for now Armando.

This team-

Gives up too many "chunk yards" and doesn't get enough of their own.

Plays undisciplined and inconsistent Special Teams.

Is a negative in turn-over ratio, and the defense doesn't force fumbles or hold on to interceptions.

Has NO offensive identity or consistency in the running game.

Although I am souring in Henne, He is doing a better job on 3rd down than the defense is of defending the opponent.

My feeling is that Thigpen is the Wildcard. Forget good O'l Pennington, he's not the future. The first thing is his mobility I still remember the KC game he played against us. My feeling is that the coaching staff would insist that he not scramble and leave the pocket. That is a big part of Thigpen's game.

Here is Henne's problem. From day one he has been taught.

Coaches->Don't make mistakes, don't force balls, Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls.Don't make mistakes, don't force balls.Don't make mistakes, don't force balls...

When Henne drops back in a real game he is thinking like this.

Henne->Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls,Don't make mistakes, don't force balls...

Instead of thinking of something like this...

Henne->Ok read 1->covered, read 2->open but the safely is moving in, read 3->Open, made double move, lead him with the throw.
-or-
Henne->OK read 1->doubled up, read 2->open, I feel some pressure from my blind side move up in the pocket, read 3-> covered, read 4-> open in the flat, go to read 3, safety closing in, make back shoulder throw.

Of course this is my exaggeration of the whole process, but there is no doubt in my mind that Henne has had rooted so deep in his brain NOT to make mistake that he thinks WAY TOO much out there and over analyzes everything he sees instead of just playing football. Blame Henne all you want, but I believe that 99% of his problems are because of what and how he was taught.

Our defense and Special teams is why we are losing games.

Our lack of offensive time of possession isn't helping the defense.

I'm not saying give up on Henne. Not at all. But I can have the opinion that he just isn't going to be the answer. Trust me I hope I'm wrong. But watching him he just doesn't seem to have the qualities that I want in my starting quarterback. Should he have a chance to develop? Of course we have laid our cards on the table with him, no turning back now. There are some variables like playcalling, lack of a true pass catching tight end that are not in Hennes favor. But if you could get a real honest answer, off the record from our offensive players. Do you think Henne is a guy they beleive in? Because I say no way.
We will probably have a new coordinator next season(because Henning will be 105 in 2012, when the next season starts) But the problems I see in Hennes game will not be solved by a new system. It is almost like expecting a rookie fist round pick to come in and be a difference maker(and I'm not refering to Odrick)It's fools gold

ALoco,

And we know that you know what a Caps Lock key is. Don't worry there are no plans to write a book anytime soon, though long sentences or multiple paragraphs are a different story.

We NEED a QB who is not afraid to throw the ball DEEP..Given the lack of arm strength Peddington has he still throws the ball deeper then Henne..Henne sucks and lets sign Vick cause we are a good QB away from being a super bowl contender..And Henne is not the guy

Posted by: Rob | November 09, 2010 at 01:15 PM

No offense but, this might be the dumbest thing I've read on these boards today. If Vick can play special teams, tackle people and get the defense off the field on 3rd & long then BY ALL MEANS, SIGN HIM! Until then, wake up to the realization that Henne is the LEAST of your problems. The problem lies with bad Special teams, bad coaching & bad defense when it counts the most.


Armando,

I have never E-Mailed you, BUT...

Perhaps if you would participate on "your" Blog a bit more people would perhaps be less inclined to do so? Especially with some of the regulars who talk football first.

This blog has some passionate fans with a great mix of dialogue between each other.

We fight,laugh, debate, get ridiculously stupid. We share conspiracy theories, play GM, Politics, stock tips, meal plans, some are excellent at statistics.

OH YEAH ARMANDO! We also gave you your FIST PUMP column last week!

You are welcome!

omar kelly thinks sean could also play QB in the Pro Bowl or cook at the waffle house.

It's the coach's, were back to Wanny football, play not to lose, instead of playing to win. We have the players, we need the guts to play a wide open offense. The D sucks, 21 out there looked like an idot three plays in a row he came up with nothing but air on opened field tackles. And still no one is coving the middle of the field.

yo

Agreed. We want interaction you fat frick moron! ;)

more penny less henne

dr. roberts, like yourself, I look at the best teams in the league and see how they're run. For example, the NYG are as good as anyone. They missed the playoffs last year after winning the Super Bowl. People and media were asking for Coughlin's head. Franchise didn't panic - continued to reload and now they are back on face for another deep playoff run. That's how you do things. Did they panic? No, they stuck to their guns, won a super bowl and now are ready fo another run.

You don't change head coaches and qbs every year. You have to give it a shot. If it was up to me, I even give Henne next year too.

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OT did vontae davis have his worst game against baltimore or what. The whole defense was sleep.

Mark, they did fire a coordinator. If Miami is going to EVER take a next step, it has to be without Henning at the MINIMUM. My preference would be Sparano too, but Henning is a must.

I hate to bring it up but the Chiefs & Bucs are both LESS than 2 full years removed from an overhaul in roster & coaches & are in the playoff chase. You can say we are better this & that but we're not.

Miami has had 3 full of seasons and where are they? Think about it. This is a win now business, you can't build forever. Eventually you gotta put a product on the field. It's time to produce or show them the door.

Darryl,

The REALITY is none of us yet know if Henne is the answer or not. You talk about some of the negatives about him but let's talk about some of the positives. Good size, good arm, plays without fear (has ANYONE talked about his ability to run with the ball when necessary and his toughness when required), smart, poised, quiet leader. None of this stuff gets talked about. The reality of the situation is, and don't take my word for this, you can't know what you have in a QB until he has played in the league for 3-4 years. Guys have used Drew Brees as an example. How about Steve Young? Horrible in Tampa, had to sit behind Montana for a few years but he learned. Terry Bradshaw. Even Aaron Rodgers has had some time to develop. Eli Manning. Matt Ryan. Even Vinny Testaverde, who wsa TERRIBLE in the NFL when he first came into the league but managed to have a pretty respectable career. The reality is Henne is still growing and I for one am willing to be patient.

One thing I don't quite understand is why they don't roll Henne out more. Everyone criticizes his mobility but I've seen some pretty good things from him when he's allowed to move out of the pocket and open things up a little bit. I'd be tempted to do that a little bit more, rather than keep him back there not moving.

Marin, i enjoyed reading you post @ 1;37

short oil ,it's about time

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