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David Lee leaving Dolphins for Ole Miss

David Lee did wonderful work in bringing to the Dolphins the signature offensive package that helped carry them to the playoffs in 2008 -- the Wildcat package.

And in doing so the quarterback coach did something perhaps no NFL quarterback coach had done before: Find a way to make your offense more explosive by removing the quarterback from the equation.

Well, Lee is taking his Wildcat scheme back to the college ranks where he first used them. Lee has parted ways with the Dolphins to become the offensive coordinator at Mississippi a source confirms.

Great!

 This is a good thing for everyone.

Lee, you see, put his stamp on Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne the past two years in that Henne became a tireless worker. Henne spent countless hours preparing. Henne knew the playbook and his assignments and reads backwards and forwards.

But ...

Lee, a cautious sort, seemed to turn Henne into something of a cautious, undaring kind of quarterback. Henne didn't often dare go with his gut or heart and simply fling it. He trusted the book instead of his eyes.

And that turned Henne into something of a robot. It clearly did not work. It needed to be broken up. And now it is.

The Dolphins may not be done. There is an obvious need to upgrade the special teams and Assistant head coach and secondary coach Todd Bowles interviewed with the Dallas Cowboys lately.

It is possible Darren Rizzi, who took over as special teams coordinator when John Bonamego was fired could also leave. But just as likely he will stay while the Dolphins look for more help as in a fulltime special teams coordinator.

Bowles?

I'm told he will stay with the Dolphins. That's good. He's got a lot of work to do with a young secondary that limited mental mistakes in 2010, but struggled to catch potential interceptions that could have changed the direction of games.

The Dolphins thus have a opening at offensive coordinator and quarterback coach and could be looking for a special teams coordinator.

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bk,
I like Dalton too, and to be honest, I feel that just because scouts are high/not high on a certain prospect isnt always a good indicator. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that Chad has limited leadership qualities, and has no killer instinct. a QB in the NFL needs more than arm strength, he needs intangibles, and like everyone has been saying, these cannot be taught

OK Im out, time for the game.

Kris is a dumb as s .

Finsfan34

I believe that they have said he was not allowed to audible in certain situations, maybe I was wrong about that, but I could swear that was out

What I saw from Henne was a completely different player from 2009, both Mentally and Physically, so something pushed him that way

We all agree he regressed, significantly. So the question is can you determine why, and can he get back to where he was and move forward

I agree with getting a Vet in here along with a Rookie and let the best man win. Like some others I don't want to just throw him away and see him flourish with someone else

Like others said as well, Brees terrible his first two years, as have many other QB's.

red sky=cuban menace.

OH NO ! ! !, The wildcat coach gone, no Patty White ! What will we do ? I bumped into coach Sparano and a box of tooth picks fell and spilled on the floor. Sparano new the exact number of tooth picks by just looking at them. Then he said 15 minutes to Wheel of Fortune and started hitting himself in the head....lol

Craig,
I agree with not throwing him away. Cutting him would be a decision made out of impulse coming off of a bad season, and even though we all felt like he deserved to be cut at times during the season, we all know that ultimately it is not a smart decision. The problem I have, and this may be due to the coaches, is that he has significantly regressed in both style of play and, more importantly, in his mindset. He looks dead out there. I know in order to be a QB, you have to have a short memory, but even the greatest get mad, show emotion and channel that into their play on the field.
We're all frustrated, we all want a winner. We're all family here.

Andy NJ,

To answer your question, no. I don't think even with what Henne can be taught and readjusted will be enough for him to succeed in Miami.

Also you made a good point about the tape on Henne. It's funny people always say what happened to this guy or that guy he looked good then fell off a cliff. It's because once a defense figures out a QB and makes him look bad the next team will do the same thing if they have good coaching. It's simple but many coaches are stubborn and stick to their own game plan so then a QB looks good for week like Henne did against the 4 man rush that didn't touch him against Tennessee and Oakland. But go back to bad Henne tape and you can see he struggles against the blitz even when the blitz isn't getting to him. He can't read and process what is going on. The game IMO seems to fast for him. When the defensive line shifts before the snap as Cleveland and the Lions did or flat out just blitz and get your hands up he plays bad. The best coach in the world Belichick played no games, he blitzed Henne until he was off his rocker and then would fake the blitz to confuse Henne even more thus Henne looking horrible and getting benched.

Wasn't Salguero on here saying David Lee would stay with the Dolphins just a few hours ago?

Man, I know he's doing the best he can but the info lately has been really suspect.

A pick by cam I really am not feeling this guy. I hope the FO doesnt draft this guy.

People's GM,

I believe Lee was told to leave or get fired.

I hate what he did to Pat White.

Do you think a different QB coach have made a difference with PAT WHITE?

Would it have required the commitment of an offensive coordinator to a spread offense for him to have had success?

Do you think he was given enough of an opportunity?

I was one that wanted to see him succeed like he did in college. He had a great completion percentage but it seems that after Lee started messing with his mechanics and whatnot, he couldn't do squat.

Instead of going to baseball, I would have liked to see him go to the CFL and come back after several years like Warren moon or Flutie.

When you don't even have to touch Henne. Just make sure you wait and then before the snap show you are going to blitz and Henne gets tight. Just send multiple rushers and even if they are all picked up Henne will make it seem like there is pressure because he steps up before the pocket forms, hands are up Henne retreats or forces a throw.

In short: The game has never slowed down for Henne. Get him Andy Reid, Mike Holmgren and the results would be the same at this point in Henne's career. It's not coaching it's him.

ARMANDO OWES SPARANO AN APOLOGY , FOR SAYING HE'S GOING TO KEEP HIM B/C HE'S VERY CLOSE FRIEND W'LEE JUST TODAY .

Josh MCDaniels would be a great OC for the Dolphins. A definate upgrade to what we've had..

THE PEOPLE'S COACH SHOULD GET A SLEEPING PILL AND CALL IT A NIGHT .

Swamy,

I honestly didn't see enough of Pat White as a pro and think he should have been held onto for at least 1 more year.

He was far from a 2nd rounder IMO. At best a 5th rounder. But he was given a raw deal by Miami and not just Lee. Sparano chooses who plays in preseason games not Lee and White was never given the chance to succeed.

Is it possible the coaches saw enough? Yes it is possible but there is no way even in practice as 3rd stringer that he got enough snaps to make a fair judgement for a 2nd rounder. What a wasted pick.

THESE COACHES WHO TOOK CARE OF PAT WHITE AND HENNE ARE ALL AT BEST PIZZA DELIVERY MEN ,NOT COACHES .THEY DESTROY ANY QB COMES UNDER THEIR CONTROL .

I wonder if we could trade down twice? 1st time to mid 20's for a 2nd and another time late 20's for an extra 3rd. I know too madden like lol. Man Oregon's D is destroying Newton

The People's GM, Denny, thanks for your posts.....people's hc, no, I'm not Cuban Menace, though I like him and his GF, the Empress of Pineapples....

Aloco,

I'm starting to believe you.

Lee and Henning both share the blame of what's happened to Henne and White and their lack of progress.

I wonder if an HC with QB coaching experience would have made a difference versus an o-line coach like Sparano (since he was probably relying heavily on their input).

Aloco....you got a point....none of our QBs have looked good under this staff...Only Pennington flourished and he already knew how to play...

Some of you can't see how Sparano is being setup for complete failure, not that he needs any help. He has to win next season, but with a whole new coaching staff, offensive schemes, new players, what are the chances? Slim to none. That contract extension means nothing, a phony sign of support, they no doubt have numerous clauses that will permit them to terminate the contract or buy it out.

To listen to some of you pontificate on what we need next year is futile. We'll be doing a full scrap and start from scratch, regime change and all next year. Look for Nolan to bail out too, if he gets permission, he sees loud and clear whats going on.

What's the big deal with McDaniels, anyway?

Seriously, he made an ass of himself in Denver and last I checked the Patriots offense is doing just fine without him.

Oh, and there's that little matter of Nolan hating the guy, too.

He's not coming to Miami. Take that to the bank.

There's 31 other teams. Don't you think if Pat White was viewed as a prospect that ONE of them would have picked him up?

Dude is just too fragile for the NFL. Helluva nice kid, though.

One more thing guys, 'cause I'm watching and evaluating the supposed 2 top teams in the nation, for possible picks the Dolphins might take but will probably pass on.....at the police academy, when I was an instructor, I had a sign which read...."I cannot give thee that which God has left out!" No, it would take a Jesus Christ to resurrect Henne and a Pat White in this organization. I'm out....

According to Mando we got permission to talk to Chargers TE coach R. CHudinsky for the OC spot. He used to be a Mia Ass coach. Very interesting

Thats called making a play...not laying on the ground in the fetile postion when things go bad

Would Jim Kelly or Dan Fouts like accept a QB consulting job?

For the draft and to polish Henne skills.

swamy,


therea's a GUY BY NAME OF BILL MUSGRAVE THE ASS HC AND THE QB COACH FOR FALCONS SINCE THEY DRAFTED MAT RAYN .HE'S DONE A TOP JOB FOR THEM .IF WE HAD THAT GUY FOR HENNE AND PAT WHITE WE WON'T BE IN THAT MESS .MANY TEAMS WANT A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM BUT HE'S STAYING IN ATLANTA .

I don't think Oregon's uniforms are busy enough. They need to add sequins and a video message board.

Aloco, I heard Musgrave was leaving Atlanta, that was going on this week while Ross was suffering from Cranial Rectal Inversion. I heard he was Denver bound.....somewhere...

KRIS,

THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR SPARANO WILL PICK HIS COACHES,THE FIRST YEAR SINCE HE CAME HERE .I BET HE WILL DO ALL HE CAN TO GET REAL COACHES FOR OC AND THE QB ....


WE STILL HAVE TO INTERVIEW THESE GUYS FOR THE OC SPOT;;

1-CHILDRESS
2-JHON GARRET
3-JOSH MACDAINELS]

We are also supposed to talk to Dallas TE coach John Garrett. Jason's brother. Great thats all we need another cowboy reject

Josh McDaniels immediately fills two of those needs and quite effectively...say what you want about his attitude and his relationship with Nolan and Marshall, it doesnt matter if the situation and money is right

Man..I cannot believe some of you all still think Henne can be developed in Miami...ain't happening, he SUCKS!

Dr. Roberts, that's in the works for next year, along with sort of like a hood ornament, a ducks head with glowing eyes on the top of their helmet. They are consulting with PETA now, even as we speak!

Hmmmmmmmmm................... May Oregon's HC chip Kelly's name now gets tossed about as a potential Nfl HC. Maybe everyone may have been to prematurely on the Harbaugh bandwagon including us.

Not writing anything in stone. Just food for thought! LOL.........

btw McDaniels took a Mediocre Denver offense and QB named Kyle Orton and made them explosive

Fins going to allow Nolan to go to Dallas, they owe Dallas for plenty of favors. New DC coming too. Sparano is swimming in tomato sauce now with no pizza dough in site.

Cam Newton, 6'6, 250 lbs, that's who we need, I hope he loses, then maybe he'll be available at #15.....he's got attitude, spirit, passion.....I can work with that!

Cowkilla,

Jake Dellome never was and still never will be a franchise qb. But when surrounded with adequate weapons got the Panthers all the way to the 2003 SB against the Pats.

Not saying Henne can be developed into a franchise qb. But if you can surround him solid weapons all the way around and he gets even slightly better he may can be a 2003 Jake Dellomme.

Nice short arm Cam

Newton has a slow motion release.

redsky, lol.

They should add webbed sneakers, too.

That pass reminded me of the Henne to Fasano....

Were gonna have to live with that for a year or do with Cam...I think I am willing to put up with that....he has great upside....

@9:47 If Henne can't make Marshall look good, if he can't find the biggest target in the league in the end zone, Henne won't make anyone look good. We have to hope for the top running game in the league for Henne to have a chance of looking better than cleo lemon pie.

I'm with you Redsky....thats why that short pass doesn't bother me....

ALERT FOR YOUR EYES ONLY........

THE DALLAS COWBOYS WILL HIRE STANDFORD VIC FANGOI AS DC THIS WEEK ,HE TOOK HIS TEAM IN HIS FIRST YEAR TO THE ORNGE BOWL WIN IT.


HE WAS GOING TO BE THE SF DC W/HARBUAGH BUT DECLINED .


P.S...... PASQULONI THE EX DOLPHIN DC WAS FIRED LAST WEEK FROM HIS JOB AS THE COWBOYS DC .........CARMA

The New York Times Sunday magazine ran a good piece about Oregon's coach and that offense a few months back.

Can't remember the date but I'm sure it can be found online.

Cam will do great in the NFL. I just don't think a first round pick should be used as an H-Back.

That looked like Big Ben....just shrug off the tackle...thats the upside.....i

I still like Musgrave as our OC

We may need to look at a possibility of interviewing Auburn's or Oregon's OC. An interview hurts nothing.

Haven't seen any mock drafts that have Newton still available at 15. Mallett is a different story.

Honestly, I think Luck would have been the only guy with a legitmate "can't miss" tag. Any of the rest of these guys could really be boom or bust (or just marginal for that matter).

We've all seen it too many times in the past with countless QB's just as promising.

Not that Miami shouldn't take a shot, just saying no guarantees out there in my opinion.

Whatever OC we go with, I believe he needs to have a QB background.

effortless 60 yard pass....we can work on the rest

Locker and Newton would require atleast a year or two of grooming to become starting NFL QBs but their potential is greater than Henne's and we still have Henne for another year so why not draft a QB for 2012 now so that he has a year under his belt before he gets thrown under bus

dr roberts,

Without a 2nd rd pick we doubly have no margin for error with our 1st pick. Newton would be the only qb I would think of taking. At least with his freakish athleticism if not working out as qb easily translates at least to h-back.

He still salvageble at another position. We absolutely can not afford to completely miss with the 1st rd pick not having a 2nd rd pick. I dont think some posters here fully understand that!

Good luck to Auburn in the 2nd half...hope Newton doesn't look to good...i gotta get some sleep....

If our first pick turns but we havent a 2nd rd pick to soften the blow. 3rd picks usually begin backup territory. We need more starters right now not backups.

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