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Chad Henne in his own words

Chad Henne spoke with the media today in advance of Saturday's important preseason game at Tampa Bay.

The minor challenge he had to his starting job prior to last week's game is apparently passed. Now, he's clear to discuss the return of Jake Long, his expectations for Tampa Bay, what statement he can make in that game, and whether the Dolphins offense is going to shock the world this season.

By the way, I noticed yesterday some of you commenting on Tony Sparano's speech pattern. Everyone is different folks. Henne has his own style, too.

Enjoy:

(On having Jake back in the lineup) - “Yeah, it’s good to see him back, not only is it good to see him back, his physical talent is getting better, leadership qualities also, helping out in the huddle, doing a really good job with the offensive line, the guys in the huddle so yeah, all-round, it’s great to have him back in the huddle.” (On having him on your blindside) - “It’s great, he’s going to do his job every time. Feel comfortable, he’s going to give it his all, and it’s just a lot of fun having him here.”

(On looking forward to the next preseason game) - “Yeah, absolutely, I think, overall, Tampa is a fast, young team, upcoming and were excited to get better, were excited to get more plays in as an offense and I think it’s just going to be a good challenge to see where we progressed from last week to this week.”

(On being more an attacking offense) - “Absolutely, we’re definitely out there to attack them. If they give us a coverage that we see, we change and audible the play and we’re definitely on the attack in the game and they’re going to have to adjust to us.”

(On playing more to your strengths than compared to last year) - “Well, I think it’s more in my hands, I think as a quarterback, I have more audibles, I can get us in and out of the plays, get us the right plays, and give us a shot out there on the field.”

(On looking more comfortable on the field) - “Maybe, it’s things I’ve learned in the offseason, I think, it’s going on year four for me so I definitely feel a comfort level, but there’s still a lot of work to be done and I’m still not set in stone and knowing everything about the offense and the little twitches here and there, but I definitely feel like we’re going in the right direction, feeling really good where we’re at right now.”

(On where do you think you are in terms of game simulation) - “Well, I mean, we pretty much, we have most of our stuff in whether we ran the plays or not, we did install most of the playbook, but you know, it’s game week, you know, so you got to prepare for each and every team, there’s going to be different game plans in them.”

(On how much you had to running practices in the offseason) - “Yeah, definitely, very beneficial to myself, on the leadership part of the side, and just, you know, getting the guys to listen to me rather than coach and I think you get a little more out of it when its player to player rather than coach to player and kind of get them in the right spot, even though, you tweak a little bit about the route, you get a feel for them against stiff defensive coverages.”

 (On biggest difference in running backs) - “Well, I mean, obviously, last year we had two powerful backs, they can run the ball up and inside, we didn’t really use them a lot in the passing game. I think this year we’re more versatile in Reggie Bush, going out there, Daniel Thomas definitely go out there in routes, but I think we still have that power attitude also with all those backs. You know, Daniel (Thomas) and then Larry (Johnson) out there definitely are power backs.”

(On how the league is going to be shocked with the new offense) - “Well, I mean, it’s definitely a big change, it’s going to be a big change for everybody so you know, they’re watching film on us now, they’re studying us hard so they’re going to have adjustments on their defensive side and we’ll see a lot of different coverages than we have in the previous years, but we’re excited to see, we got to get to Tampa this week and see what we can improve next week."

 (On this game being a statement game)- “Yeah, I mean, they were a great team last year, started off very fast, have a lot of speed on defense, the biggest part that the defense reads the quarterbacks eyes pretty well so you got to be alert where everybody’s at, fit in the windows, and make the smart plays out there, but definitely a great test for us. Their offense, you know, got (Josh) Freeman back as a quarterback, he’s doing a really good job there so we’re going to have a good shot to see where we at right now.”

(On hoping to see after playing Tampa) - “We’re definitely going to try to improve on things that we can improve on from last week. You know, we got to come out fast, start fast as we did last week, put more points on the board when we get a chance into the red zone, put touchdowns on the board rather than field goals so we’re just looking to get those drives going, start fast, and make them adjust to our speed.”

(On the difference of having Reggie Bush in the lineup rather than not) - “Yeah, I mean, he definitely helped us out opened up some lanes in the passing game and obviously, in the running game. He’s a hard runner, once he hits the hole, he’s agile, makes somebody miss, it’s definitely tough to bring him down so he opens up a lot of space for us from the offensive side of the ball.”

(On impressions of Charles Clay) - “Yeah, Charles (Clay) is great. He’s coming a long, he’s still learning the offense, but done a great job, but what shocks me is his speed, he can really get down the field and attack, if he has a corner on him, you know, he can almost, you know, sometimes run under it, and safeties and linebackers, it’s going to be a little mismatch, but he’s done a really good job, he’s improving in his blocking, if we need him in there to block, but we’re excited in having him here.”

(On working with Mike Pouncey) - “Mike's been great, and smart guy, really smart guy. Picked up things really quickly, obviously he was there in the offseason workouts a little bit and that helped out, but our offensive line coach, Guge (Dave DeGuglielmo), has done a great job with him. Bringing him along, giving him technique, letting him make calls up front rather than me just giving him the answers so trying to build him up so he can make some of the calls and take a little off my plate.”

(On the shotgun snaps) - “Well, I mean, he’s been doing a great job. He gets it in the right places, I think last week we only had one miscue on the snap, but doing a really good job putting the ball where it needs to be and you know, being decisive where the snap is.

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#1

First!

OMG-not another repost from the last blog?

YEP!


Lets see how optimistic DyingBreed is after game one, and then after the bye. Can't be giving out awards and making claims yet to be proved.

Posted by: Cohen and Cohen | August 25, 2011 at 03:01 PM


I'm not defending DB, he's a big boy, he knows that.

The fact is even if we loose to the Pats Monday Night, that won't neccessarily mean the sky is falling.

The Pats lost all of two games last year, one of them they lost to Dabolls offense by the way. Check the tape, Clevelands defense played well, but Dabolls offense beat them.

The point is, losing to the pats ain't the end of the world. On the contrary, I'm looking at the pats as a good way to get us ready for the season. An extra pre season or practice game. Playing one of the toughest teams in football only makes you better.

I did the same thing when I coached freshman football. I always had them scrimmaging and practicing against the older squads.

It's all good and the wild card is, we could get lucky and pull off an upset.

Daboll was one of only two OC's to do it last year and he's working with a better team this year!

Posted by: odinseye | August 25, 2011 at 03:18 PM

Yeah! = Armando.


(On being more an attacking offense) - “Absolutely, we’re definitely out there to attack them. If they give us a coverage that we see, we change and audible the play and we’re definitely on the attack in the game and they’re going to have to adjust to us.”

WHAT?

What is this here audible you speak of?

Daboll must be one of them there egotistical whippersnappers with them there new fangled whichy magidgets.

Why back in my day, we ......snork, I woul........WHAT, huh.........cough.........ZZZZzzzzzzz..............

Speaking for myself, Yeah, I'd rather here Crowder say something unexpected than to here these by the book company line players just spout out the usual company line gibberish.

Boring. What is the point in an interview like this when you the obvious answer is given as though it was rehearsed.

Boring.

Let's kick some ass this year with CH7!!

Odin, @ 3:18PM Of Previous Blog:

You're exactly right! Though the Pats game counts, it primarily a 4qtrs scrimmage to find out where we are and where we need to be.

I much rather lose to the Pats if it makes us much better during the season. Than to win, get to full of ourselves and go into a 4-5 game swoon, then finally realize we were just a legend in our own minds.

Again, brilliant post my brother of light :)...

Yeah,

Guess you rather see the team lose with Crowder instead of win with Burnett too. BTW, Burnett seems be one of those company line turds you mentioned, you undercover Jet-puke puddle! :)...

Look for a lot of roster cuts here real soon.
Gotta be down to 75 by 08/30/2011.
This will be interesting.

Yeah is RIGHT!

Henne should have just come out and said:

You saw me in Dabolls offense, I AM THE SHIZNIT!

Hennings offense was old, archaic and bordered on retarded. It made me look bad and I'm glad he got fired.

Jeff loves me, Coach loves me and Daboll better ask somebody.

I am Da Man!

On a serious note..............

Until Chad puts some W's up and restores faith and pride to the Miami Dolphins, I don't think he has the right to say anything but the "Company Line".

PERIOD!

So..... everyrhings great? How many times did great come up in that interview?

"If they give us a coverage that we see, we change and audible the play and we’re definitely on the attack in the game"

"I think as a quarterback, I have more audibles, I can get us in and out of the plays, get us the right plays, and give us a shot out there on the field"

These quotes confirm everything I thought about the offense under Henning. Every. Thing.

So what do you mean, Chad?

Yeah,

Guess you rather see the team lose with Crowder instead of win with Burnett too. BTW, Burnett seems be one of those company line turds you mentioned, you undercover Jet-puke puddle! :)...

Posted by: DyingBreed | August 25, 2011 at 03:33 PM

What the fuh is your problem dude? I comment on one thing and you read all kinds of other stuff into it I never said.

Get a life you uptight clown. Having a bad day or were you born miserable?

I am so sorry that I gave birth to DyingBreed.

So sorry that I has my tubes tied.

Never again will I pollute this earth with a POS like that.

Die DyingBreed Die - you embarrassment of my life!

henne = pro bowl 2011 watch and see
the mican #6 is over rated and team will implode
this year.... watch and see

Yeah!

Don't worry about DyingBreed, he has been a sick puppy all day today with everyone. Major attitude.

Uh, he used great twice in regards to Longs return.

he used great once in regards to Tampa as a team.

Twice on Pouncey and once on Charles Clay.

How dare he use the word GREAT 4 times in 15 paragraphs in regards to the Dolphins.

Henne has done some terrible things as a Dolphin but this is inexcusable.

WTH you guys talking about, losing to the Pats. I would rather lose to the Pats? C,mon. I hope we beat them up down and sideways. I hope Brady lands on his butt more in this one game than in his entire career. I hope to see RB run like a demon past them and through them. And a bunch of INT's to go with it.

Lets go 12-4

Absolutely...
definitely...
Yeah, I mean...
Well, I mean...

He starts every comment the same way.

I just hope he keeps those INT's down to under 10 this year.

Still, 10-6.

Huh,

While I totally understand the point you're making, your mathematicals skills leaves a lot to be desired.

Just saying.............................

Kindry,

That staement befuddles me to say the least.

I merely said that even IF we loose to the pats it wouldn't be the end of the world.

Whatever doesn't kill ya only makes you stronger!

Now I understand why Marshall can't get on the same page with his guy. He cannot speak Henne.

evrybody on the fins has to tow the company line. if they don't,they get fined. it makes for a very "uptight atmosphere" where players give vanilla interviews and have stock answers provided by the team. crowder kept everyone loose and the players liked him. he did however get fined by ireland regularly. i say we got some very insecure people in the FO.

I understand some good natured ribbing of SpOrano for some of the dusies he puts out there.

But people are going to critique Henne for this stuff?

Sounds like some haters will never forgive him for that bowl game.

Armando,

Does Henne ever give YOU any interviews?

The only way you beat the pats is to put brady on his butt. If you dont they score 40 points easy!!

I think JT and Wake definitely need to add to their Brady Sack totals.

These two have the talent to make our secondary a lot better.

The million dollars question: Will they do it?

Just kidding, JT and Wake can't actually catch the ball for them...........Dooh!

patriots is not a scrimmage game or to find out how good we are. they killed and embarrassed us last year. i want to beat them bad. it sounds like a few of you on here thinks it's ok to lose by 3 or 7 as long as we play good. screw that.

Henne will go 2 outta 4 on deep balls this game. I'll take it! One is slightly over thrown to Gates but he leaves his feet and comes up with the grab. yeah baby!

You heard it here!

DC,

Playing on the right side Columbo will not be facing speed rushers every single week. It isnt pass protection itself in which Columbo struggles. He struggles against speed rushers.

Jake Long will usually draw the assignment of opponents best pass rushers each week. There arent very many speed rusher on the right side in the nfl.

DyingBreed | August 25, 2011 at 03:30 PM

DB,

Make no mistake every team we play in 2011 will bring heat from the right side by over-loading that way or lining up an end in the gap inside with an OLB out wide on the edge vs. Colombo. It also is important to remember that in facing teams that play a 3/4 scheme he will be up against speedier Strondside OLB`s and maybe even some scheme from opponents were the Weakside Backer switching sides. In our Div. by the way everybody plays the 3/4 as does every team in the NFC East which we play this Season as well, were Colombo will see Ware and A.Spencer when we play Dallas and Orakpo with Wash., the blitz happy Eagles who love to overload the line of scrimmage ect...

In any event you can`t underestimate the liability he could become in the pass game, in the event we need to mask his weaknesses out there and have to put double TE formations on the field to mask his defficiencies in Pass protection, sacrificing a WR on the field which will lead to forced throws and Turn-Overs with Henne throwing into alot of Zone coverage. The double TE will end up being the only solution because the alternative will be letting the rush in and hoping Henne can beat it and we all saw how that worked out last year.


Alot of folks are missing the point in my opinion because this O will go as far as the running game goes. It is no coincidence that Henne most successful Season in 09 came on the back of a strong run game. He regressed last year because he had to shoulder to much of the load while saddled with the worst O scheme in Football and by the way you keep the pass rushers on either side honest when you can run it as well because they have to keep and hold there respective lanes or risk over running the play to there side.


jets have had success against brady bringing pressure;we can do the same. given time,brady will pick you apart. nolan will be using the blitz pkgs. we need to knock brady around early to get him off his game. jimmy wilson can help with a cb blitz.

This guy sounds like a rookie, in his 4th year. "Yeah,.....we call an audible.." Why does he have to explain what he's going to do. Just say you'll be more agressive this year and period. The rest is just boring and robotic. I'll be rooting for him, though.

WHY I FEEL I LREADY READ THAT POST FOR FEW TIMES IN THE LAST 2 YEARS..... NO THING IS NEW ........

WHY I FEEL I ALREADY

I also love the fact that JT is back where he belongs.

Now I have an excuse to hang up my ole JT calandar.

The June shot where JT is wearing a fireman's uniform makes me shoot my load.........Dooh!

Kill Brady!


Let that be our preseason mantra.

Guys, OK it just make me sick, OK to see how you guys are talking about Chad OK.

People come to the Dolphins blogs to read what Armando has to say OK, and that's what they should be thinking aobut OK.

It just so dissapointing to me OK.

ODIN,


CLEAN YOU LANGUAGE ,PLEASE.................


$0;02......... PLEASE SOFTEN YOUR MANHOOD .PLEASE ,NO KILLING .

Hey at least Henne's quotes are easier to read than Sparano's...

Gotta remember he's ANSWERING questions.

FINFANS72......... I SEE IT FITTING TO HAVE TONY SPARANO THE HC AS A DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL AND THE WRITER ARMANDO AS A DROP OUT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL ...........


OK ,OK ....... BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE ................

HENNE FINISHED AT LEAST HIS EDUCATION ,NOT LIKE THE REST OF THE DOLPHINS ...........


ODIN,


CLEAN YOU LANGUAGE ,PLEASE.................


$0;02......... PLEASE SOFTEN YOUR MANHOOD .PLEASE ,NO KILLING .

Posted by: ALoco | August 25, 2011 at 04:26 PM


You know I wouldn't post something like that.

And since you know this AND responed to it, it must have been YOU..........Dooh!

C'mon now............lets not go there -AGAIN-

Aloco, I didn't use harsh language.

Anyhoo, everyone here knows I'm really hot for Mando...j/k.

I'd love to see Mando in a fireman's uniform.

Valhalla!

ALoco-

Keep these guys in line...someone has to. LOL!

fin4life-

What's up buddy?

I asked the other day and nobody responded-

What's up with RT Willis? I haven't a heard a word about him since he signed. Was hoping he'd take over for Colombo.

ODIN,


GOOD TRY BUT SINCE WHEN I AM ABLE TO WRITE SUCH HIGH CLASS POST LIKE YOU ....

I FORGIVE YOU ....

YOU KNOW WUT EYE REALLY WANT BIG BROUN DONKY FOR

I DRESS HIM IN FIREMAN SUIT AND PUT OUT FIRE

IF YOU NOW WUT I MEEN..............

I THINK IF ARMANDO SPEAKS OF MOVIES AND OLD CLASSIC GAMES IN FINS HISTORY IN THE LAST 10 YEARS ,WOULD BE MUCH BETTER THAN NUGGETS AND BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE ........

lies, lies & damned lies.

Do something in a game! All this tough talking by Tony & Chad is tiresome.

OSCAR.


HOW YOU KNOW PLANTAIN IS GOOD FOR FRY ? HOW IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE AND WHAT COLOR ON THE OUTSIDE ?

Tell us about the Planet of the Apes and Oprah's breast milk...

I loves me some BUSH!!!!

I don't have a problem with Henne's statements. Think he sounded fine. I like the audible info (that was a deficiency last year). I like that he's more comfortable, knows people are watching his eyes, ready to execute a more aggressive offense.

Not too sure what anyone can complain about or criticize here. This is exactly where we wanted the team to go. Now, Henne might not be the one to take them there, but first we needed a system. Now that we have one, we can see if we have the right personnel. If not, we know what to do in the Draft.

fin72,

What`s up Bro, been a little swapped this last week, on Willis I am starting to get the bad feeling that he has some sort of lingering long term injury which is why the Seahawks let him walk that wasn`t disclosed. Think about it he was out of practice for all of last week on what they called a personal issue. I got the feeling it was CODE for he`s seeing a specialist.

In any event without him even on the practice field in pivotal week 3 of the Pre-Season his chances grow slim of sticking on the roster much less take over at RT. It is just my opinion and I`m really hoping I`m wrong but I got that bad feeling in my gut about it. You don`t sign a guy who`s coming from starting on another team for a few Seasons and drop him to the bottom of the depth chart unless he`s absolutely horrible or your bringing him back slowly from something and my money is on the latter, his leaving practice really doesn`t sound promising at all.

Redskins vs. Ravens tonight. I'll be able to tell you guys tomorrow if Beck is for real or just a mirage. He was ok last week, but played against the worst defense in the league (the Preseason Colts). This week will be the real test (before the season anyway). I think he'll still be sub-par, worse than Henne. That's just my prediction.

Planet of the Apes, SUCKED!!!

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