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Henning (no surprise) not saying he's retiring

If you were expecting offensive coordinator Dan Henning to come into his final press conference of the 2010 season and announce his retirement to much pomp and circumstance, you are disappointed. There was no pomp. No circumstance. No announcement on Thursday.

As expected, the man who often says he only need answer to his supervisor Tony Sparano, isn't sharing anything with the media or fans.

"I'm coaching a game here, men," Henning said when asked if he is retiring. "I'm not thinking about nothing but coaching this game in New England ..."

Henning was in defend mode today. He defended Chad Henning, comparing him to Steve Young, Jim Plunkett and Phil Simms, saying they didn't hit their stride years and years into their careers. And he kind of defended himself, too when addressing the issue of scapegoats.

"It's easy to find scapegoats. It's not easy to find solutions. When you determine this guy is it and you take him out of the mix and find out it wasn't him, you find out you're wrong. So you better do the due diligence. You better dig. You better find out why you think its wrong. Why did this change. Why did the chemistry change. Are we doing the right things here, there and everywhere. That's the easy part to pinpoint someone out and take him out of the mix.

"If I am the problem, Dan Henning. If I'm the problem and you take me out of the mix and it works great after I'm gone with the same operation, hey, I'd love to be able to say, 'Take me outta here.' I don't believe that. I don't believe it's any other one individual on the offense that has caused the offense to settle down and not be as good as it has been in the past."

Correct, it's a bunch of individuals. Henning is not alone. But he has responsibility to bear for the problems, too. So does Chad Henne. So does the offensive line. So does Ronnie Brown. So does quarterback coach David Lee. So does Tony Sparano.

You don't get to be 29th in the NFL in points scored by having just one person struggle.

 

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WE SHOULD ALLM GIVE ARMANDO A CREDIT FOR HIS POST FEW DAYS BACK RE (( I TAKE TONY SPARANO OVER REX RAYN ANY DAY )) HE WAS RIGHT In not a relgion way .

Craig M,

I dont think this regime has all of a sudden devalued the importance of a really good TE. Like I said earlier they miscalculated what Fasano's ability would be having Marshall in the offense. They "assumed" Fasano was going to have a very good bounce back year from 2009 when he was just plain pretty awful.

I like Fasano and think he's a very well rounded TE. He's just a zero vertical threat and you cant teach speed. LOL..........

For those wondering, don't know everything said, but on the Sentinel and PFT, there are stories about comments Marshall made regarding Chad Henne. Apparently comments were made today. I think more is being read into it than was actually said.

I see where Marshall came out today and endorsed Sparano. He called him 'awesome'. He wasn't so certain about Henne. Said 'not sure' about him and that he needs to throw the ball up more and take more chances. Again, under Henning I don't believe Henne was allowed to do this often enough.

the gang of defeat still talking about that dead horse called dan henning ?
move on people ,we need to be ahead of the curve this time around not looking backward ...

ASK YOURSELF, WHAT DOES IRELAND IS DOING IN HIS OFFICE NOW TO GET US A QB IN THE DRAFT AND WHAT ABOUT THE RB ?

DB,

The TE position has been primairly ignored since the trio came aboard, as they've done with the WR position. Outside of brining in Fasano what have they done with the position? Not good enough.

pettigrew type guy is what we need. should of drafted jimmy graha,m last year

NOW ....I TOLD EVERY ONE 2 DAYS AGO THAT SPARANO WILL STAY AFTER AGREEING W/ROSS FOR FEW CHANGES;


1-NEW OC
2-DRAFT A QB IN THE FIRST ROUND
3-TAKE THESE BLACK GLASSES OFF

NOW ,MARSHALL CAME OUT TO ENDORSE THE GOOD COACH SPARANO AND THAT'S ANOTHER CLUE .

Marshall has every right to be frustrated. He is our best offensive weapon. And we failed to take advantage of the skills he brought to South Beach. Sure he has some good numbers. But like our offense they are piled up between the red zones. We have to find a way, and a quarterback that can get him the ball. There is no reason Marshall should have less then 10 TD's.

4-NEW ST COACH
5-HIRING A QB COACH


THESE ARE CHANGES ROSS ASKED FOR .

@ 5:57 Talent he brought to South Beach....oops!

I put veal, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, candy canes, and a whole grapefruit in a blender for a delicious treat!

ALoco..Hey where are you getting the info on Sparano? Are you just writing on a hunch? It's hard to argue either way about Sparano. The players seem to respect him.

Dinner tonight. Trying to make Dim Sum...Har Gow(shrimp dumplings) Fung Chow(chickens feet) Gai lan(chineese broccoli in hoisin)

I just took a bubble bath with my poodle, 'Princess.'

Princess loves me. More importantly, she is a gentle and considerate lover.

THE REAL MARSHALL STAREMENTS ;;;;;;;


1- ENDORSED THE GOOD COACH SPARANO
2-ABOUT HENNE ..(( I AM NOT SURE )) HE SAID .TO REMIND EVERY ONE EARLIER MARSHALL CAME OUT AND SAID WE (( WILL GO TO THE PLAYOFFS )) THAT'S BEFORE CHAD .P WAS ANNOUCED TO REPLACE CHAD.P .....AT THAT TIME CHAD HENNE THOUGHT THAT WAS CHEAP AND THE RIFT BETWEEN THE TWO ........STARTED .

THE NFL FINED THE JETS 100,000 FOR ,,,,,,,,,, THE FAMOUS ALOSI'S WALL VS THE VINS

Craig M,

Te position may have not been exactly ignored. Martin placed on IR in 2009. Going into that year we thought we had both until Martins season ending injury. Thia season we assumed the addition of Marshall would mean free reign for Fasano.

They also assumed the run game would be more potent with Marshall and it would also get wr's more open. What happened I think is the staff became so blinded by the light of Marshall they had brain freezies.

Because Fasano isnt a vertical threat and Hartline wasnt beating any single coverage over the top. It also allowed defenses to stack the box and minimize the effectiveness of our run game. Making matters even worse we had no rb who was an edge threat and a very young qb.

Think about all of this for a moment and if doesnt remind you of a microcosm of our offensive season I'll eat Bex Ryan's tummy tuck! LOL.......

VS THE FINS

course the players like him, hes let them do what they want which isnt good. we need a new coach so badly for this franchise. i hope ross makes the right decision

DD,

Shrimp dumplings...wow.

Had some during a trip to Chinatown(Manhattan)

Awesome

THE REAL MARSHALL STAREMENTS ;;;;;;;


1- ENDORSED THE GOOD COACH SPARANO
2-ABOUT HENNE ..(( I AM NOT SURE )) HE SAID .TO REMIND EVERY ONE EARLIER MARSHALL CAME OUT AND SAID WE (( WILL GO TO THE PLAYOFFS )) THAT'S BEFORE CHAD .P WAS ANNOUCED TO REPLACE CHAD.P .....AT THAT TIME CHAD HENNE THOUGHT THAT WAS CHEAP AND THE RIFT BETWEEN THE TWO ........STARTED .

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IS THAT THE STATMENT HE MAID? THAT IS FINE AND I AGREE. I THINK IT WAS BEFORE CHAD P. REPLACES CHAD H. BUT CHAD H. WAS HERE BEFORE CHAD P. OR NOT? iT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AT THE SAME TIME. THERE IS A ....RIFT?

MARSHALL ON HENNE. (( i am not sure,just let it go , let's live by it or die ,i am used to play w/guys who belives in me ..just let's air it ))

in the last post maRSHALL MEANT THE FOOTBALL TO LET IT GO AND AIR IT .

marshalls right and it shows henne doesnt have players behind him. we need a new staff and a new qb, someone who will show fire and lead

I have been a Dolphins fan for over 30 years. I know crap when I see it. The team and the coaching staff are crap. Time to make BIG chnages from top to bottom, especially coaching staff and QB. If this bunch is back next season...I will not watch a single game...the first time I have ever felt this way.

bill,

I was starting to wonder if these players might back him so much because he is one of those so called "players coaches".

He does seem very easy on underachieving players.

exactly utdolfan doesnt mean hes good for this organization. get rid of him and the rest of the bunch that plays every game not to lose.

Marshall has been critical of the ENTIRE offense and the ONLY person he has pointed a finger at is HIMSELF.

Some of you guys are beyond nutty. Someone posts something completely imaginary and/or grossly exaggerated from reality and you run with it as if it's factual.

Brandon Marshall has been extremely careful with his comments and everything he has said regarding the team happens to be 100% accurate. He has most certainly NOT singled out Henne or anyone else.

Can some of you stop being so dimwitted about this stuff and react to ACTUAL news??

LET ME SAY ONE THING , FOR MARSHALL TO COME OUT AND BALST HENNE AND SAY THE BEST PLAYER HE PLAYED WITH...IS JAY CUTLER IS FINE BUT IT SOUNDS SELFISH TO ME ...


ANY WAY , NOW I AM 100 PERCENT SURE IRELAN SITTING IN HIS OFFICE TRYING TO GET A QB IN THE DRAFT BY MOVING UP .

MARSHALL ON KYLE ORTON...........(( SO,,,SO ))

in the last post maRSHALL MEANT THE FOOTBALL TO LET IT GO AND AIR IT .

Posted by: ALoco | December 30, 2010 at 06:15 PM

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HE MEant the FOOTBALL TO LET IT GO AND AIR IT? WELL THAT IS verY good BECAUSE OTHER WISE THEY COULD HOLD ONTO THE FOOTBALL TO LONG AND THEN THE AIR WOULD NEVER COME UNDER IT!

Don;t let the small fact that Marshall NEVER "blasted" Henne or anyone else get in the way of a good rumor (even one with not an ounce of credibility behind it).

Right, folks?

Jesus, what a bunch of rubes.

dan relax fella. we need a new head coach, u agree?

THE SEASON ISN'T OVER YET AND MARSHALL HAS TO COME OUT W/ENDORSING SPARANO ,THAT'S COUNT FOR A LOT .

take justin blackmon please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

yes phinfan i said that earlier, then take a speed back with your next pick

We need a new offensive coordinator. Better QB as well.

Not at all certain Sparano has been even close to the main problem.

Last thing I'd want to see the Dolphins do is start behaving like the Redskins and firing everyone every few years.

I say shake things up, but Sparano should get another year.

If they make the change, spare me any of the big names. None of them interest me at all.

IN THE WORDS OF MARSHALL ....(( SPARANO IS AN AWESOME COACH )).


DO YOU READ LOSERS ,HE CALLS HIM .......AWESOME COACH .

If they keep henne they wil need speedy weapons.

bill,

Picture Tony as head of a sales dept....

Goal is 700,000, but constantly lets his staff know he is extremely happy when they settle for 300,000.

ONE LAST THING AND CLUE THAT SPARANO WILL REMAINE.......... NOT EVEN ONE PLAYER CAME OUT TO SAY ANY THING BAD ABOUT SPARANO ,SPEAKS VOLUME ...IT'S CLASSY ALSO .

(( I'VE NEVER AROUND COACH BEFORE WHO GIVES ME A GOOSE BUMPS IN A TEAM MEETINGS , HIS ABILTY TO MOTIVATE GUYS IS AMAZING AND HAVING HIS DOORS OPEN IS ALSO AMAZING )))


FROM MARSHLL'S LIBRARY ON HIS GOOD COACH

i've never been around

ALoco,

Somewhere between the home locker room and the home field, that motivation gave way to something stronger. The Bills, Lions, etc, LOL.

MY COUSIN KLEENEX JOHNSON BE PLAYIN FOR THE DOLPHINS NEXT YEAR. HE GOOD.

utdolan, i hear you but you can't like the red skins plus you got to adMIre this coach for not pending under pressure and no one player comes out to blast him ....in the end we all human .


THE HYENA COWHER CAN LOOK SOME WHERE ELSE TO COACH

i hear you but you can't be like the red skins plus you got to ADMIRE

THE NFL FINED THE JETS 100,000 FOR THE ALOSI WALL .

MY OTHER COUSIN BE LISTERINE JONES. HE PLAY FOR THE DOLPHINS NEXT YEAR TOO. HE GOOD.

THE GANG OF DEFEAT HAS VANISHED .

I AM OUT UNTIL I FINISH DINNER.lol

Aloco, Are you tired???????????????

HAM BURGERS and A BEVRAGE IN A GLASS

There is a most peculiar odor in the parlor.

There are more important things than to be TIRED, ALoca.

Channel 7 Sports in Miami reporting Sporano is staying. What do you say Armando?

Channel Seven, The Fouintain of misinformation....., They should be the Government's mouthpiece.... LOL..Right Bobby..

Mando,
Who the hell is Chad Henning?????????

This is pasted what you wrote

He defended Chad Henning

Who is Chad Henning????

The offensive oc name is Dan H E N N I N G
qb's name is Chad H E N N E

Is this kind of like the 21-21 WIN the Dolphins had over Green Bay when you said Sparano was unsure if he would return for the 2010 season??????

Please tell me who is Chad HENNING????

Cmon Cuban, Channel 7 makes news exciting. Just cause they aren't accurate doesn't mean they can't be fun

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