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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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Church posts names of Boston clergy accused of child sex abuse

By Tom Cohen, CNN

(CNN) – A total of 250 clerics in the Boston Archdiocese have been accused of child abuse in recent decades, according to information made public Thursday by Cardinal Sean O'Malley in an attempt to help resolve an issue tearing at the core of Catholicism.

O'Malley said the archdiocese posted online the names of 159 accused clergy members, while there were 91 others who also faced some level of accusation but were not named for various reasons.

An investigation that began after the crisis over sexual abuse of children in the Boston Archdiocese fully emerged in 2002 has pored over records dating back more than 60 years, with subsequent decisions on who to name based on the nature of the accusations and other factors, according to O'Malley.

A few people are asking whether or not it was a mistake to get rid of John Beck, with what he is doing in Washington so far this pre-season. I want to look at things from a different angle. Beck is gone. Beck is finally stepping up, and looking really solid in his fifth year. He has developed into a rather good looking QB. We have a young guy here, and now that may need a little more development, but who is showing signs of improvement. Hows about you haters (Mando)jump back off of Hennes Junk, and let him develop. If we expect a QB to be an Autostar, like Marino was, we will never have a good QB again. You have to let these young guys make their mistakes. Give the guy a break. If he wasn't showing flashes of potential, I would say look elsewhere, but he is looking good so far. Let him work things out.

Tree2691

Now that you are done typing, you can go stroke your neighbors widget.

Why is it that inmates in our State Prisons are the only people that know how to properly deal with Child Molestors?!?!

Post their names, post their pictures but most importantly post their as ses up on D Block and let some inmate justice take it course!

I could give a rats as s about Catholicism, but I think the children deserve protection!

OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!

Hey oscar... 10-6 would be great ... especially if we were unbeaten in our division... and swept either the AFC West or NFC East to get the other wins

odinseye,redsky or powhite whats your opinion on what caliber glock to get

Tree,

Very astute observations.

I concour!!!!

Tree2691 i agree I even spent a whole $11 to pick up a Henne jersey to wear Monday night at game to support him. After all he is the longest QB e have had since Marino at this point I think lol

Heading home from work guys , have a good night and play nice

Bwaaahahahahaha ....... You d bags finally see your lowly qb have some success against the, wait for it, Carolina Panthers and suddenly you're talking playoffs! I will be here opening night LMFAO at this team. Rumor has it the hoodie is just bringing his special teams this year. You will all be calling for Henne's head again after the Bucs slap him around anyway. LOSERS.

Lobo,

I guess it depends on what you want to shoot the shyt out of.
My favorite is the Glock 28. It's a .380 cal. I like it because it's small with a big punch. It's balanced perfectly and fits the hand excellently lending to accuracy.

Of coure the Glock 28 is illegai here(I believe)so I don't know NOTHING about it(wink, wink).

TorturedDolphan

ok, anything else?

What plinker said Tortured-LOL.

I read your post and thought: OH NO, NOT THAT!

ROTFLMAO-Duh!

Blah blah blah Henne...prove it week in and week out before you get any respect from me waterhead! If you prove it I'll shut up..if you don't prove it...off with your head...

Odin, I have a 36 which is a .45 cal, and a model 18...which might or might not be full auto

But I've grown to love my XD's recently, Springfield makes a great handgun

R we this bored that we gotta critique the mandatory interviews. They probably caught him after practice when he's tired and purposely being boring so not to say anything controversial. No story here. Bring on the regular season. Kick the crap out of the Pats and then we'll have something to talk about!!!

Long ago the days I'm told

Were ruled by lords of greed

Maidens fair, with gold they dared

To bare their wombs that bleed

Kings and Queens and Guillitines..............

Killa,

I don't think they made a bad model yet.

I've fired the 45's alot and love them, but for me personally, I'm more accurate with the 380.

Ahem, I mean IF I had a 380, I'm sure I would be more accurate.

LoboN, sorry I was off the blog for your question, re: picking a 9, 45 or 357. It's a matter preference, I don't know your experience with firearms, so the smaller the calibre the less kick, but that also depends on the weight of the handgun. You might want to go to a gun shop that has a range, they might let you try them out. If not, you can at least hold the different models and see which one feels better in your hand, check the weight, remember, when fully loaded it weighs more.

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Odin I was trying to answer you re the 870, but it's not going thru....I'll try once more...

Drink: Kentucky Bourbon (Jim Beam-Special) and coke.
Protection: Llama (Max I C/P, .45 Caliber Auto. 1911). ))

Odin, got ya.. Look into the SIG .380, I got one a few months ago and it has become my carry gun, very accurate, and very concealable. Yes I do have a concealed license..I live in the great state of FL that loves guns, and I'm happy about that. I go to the range 2-3 times a week...it's a great stress reliever that's for sure..for me anyhow it is. The ears are plugged, all I can hear is the occasional pop of the gun...it's relaxing to me...

Tracey...that's my girl! I love it. My girl carries a Springfield 9mm in her purse... Makes NE feel more comfortable that at least she has a chance if confronted by a big person or a group of idiots. Neither of us has ever had to come close to pulling anything out before, but it's a great thing to know that she can handle it if need be.

Nice choice of yours by the way...
There was a lady at the local store here in Orlando that got beat up recently for her purse...she was in the walmart parking lot walking up to the storefront and two guys beat her ass and stole her stuff...and this is actually in a really good part of the town too..ya never know when the doodoo is going to hit the fan....

Cowkilla,

I'm not a girl! Sorry to disappoint you.

Cowkilla, Odin, the .380 is for close range, although minutely wider than the 9mm, the nine packs more of a punch, larger case, more powder and speed.

My bad Tracey, all the girls names that around here that use your spelling happen to be girls. Sorry about that man...

Amazing How The HillBilly Odereye can post since 11 am till Midnite., Every day, And not say anthing worth Value.Amazing

Red...yep, I still shoot my .380 up to 50-60 yards..and that SIG is right on.

Anyone out there?

Hillbilly, interesting... It's a common misconception that cowboys originated in Texas and places like that..wrong.. The original cowboys aka hillbillies, were from right here in northwest central

Pork Salad Sandwiches with a side of Lamb Sausages

I Thought they were fron Kentucky., And of course Beverly Hills.

I can't stand this iPhone app, it always messes up posts and makes them not show, or makes them incomplete.
The cowboys aka hillbillies are from FL originally. So to call one a hillbilly really isn't an insult

Facts, Are you talking about Odin?, If so he's a Viking.I think.

Yep I've heard people think they are from all over the US my friend...FL was the OG spot for them...pretty cool little known fact

Sorry guys, Did'nt mean to rag on the guy but he starts to "Bully" Those that dont agree with him., Seems Like he is a drunk with nothing else to do.

Whats the latest on the Fins boys?, dont get much news over here on the "Left" Coast.

Except Listening to the Idiots Mike And Mike on ESPN, who say 3 and 13, I happen to think maybe 9 and 7, Though at the begaining I was saying 5 and 11, Bush seems like he could help alot if he stays uninured.

Uninjured.

Cowkilla, heck of a shot at 50-60 yards with a .380.....SigSauer makes great stuff! I got my NRA Blue Max, their highest award early in my career as a PO. Out of a possible top score of 300, I had to fire 297 or above 5 out out five, this was in the 70's. I shot 5 300's, but that was in my 20's

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FP4GS ESPN are Dolphin HATERS!

4am, goodnight all!

I HATE SPARANO.

I CANT PREDICT ANYTHING BUT WE'RE READY?

HEY

I'LL SAY IT FOR YOU.

F--K MIKE AND THE OTHER MIKE TOO..

7 WINS COMBINED BY THESE TWO MEAN NOTHING.

ONE MIKE I WOULD WALK OVER TO KICK BIGGER GUYS OFF MY TEAM.

THE OTHER MIKE CLAIMS TO HAVE PLAYED BUT THERE'S NO FOOTAGE TO BACK UP HIS CLAIM.

DAVIS SAID HE AND SMITH IS THE BEST CB DUO IN THE LEAGUE.

I LOVEE THAT.

SPARANO COMES IN AND SAY AT THE END WE WOULD SEE.

THAT'S OUR COACH THAT'S WHY WE WENT 7-9.

NOT HENNE.


FINS4LIFE:

AS I WAS STROOLING DOWN I SAW YOU DIDN'T LIKE PLANET OF THE APES.

WHICH ONE.

justin,


I JUST WOKE UP TO SEE YOU ASK ABUT THE (( PLANET OF APES )) MOVIE ;;;;;;;;;; PLEASE DON'T START , ANY PLANT OF APES WAS MADE FOR THE RETARDED ...................

Justin did you go to school or are you one of those home study kids that never learned how to write?

Or a herald troll. The posts start right around 8

ltcdolphin = multiple name poster.

Beck last night just showed me what the beat writers and fans can do to a players head and confidence. They ran the guy out of town, then Ginn, now Henne...Funny how they are successful on other teams! Watch out what you wish for henne will do great with fans and writers showing him support.. It's a true wonder why some of us that claim to be fans just don't get it!

socal

THAT IS THE DUMBEST COMMENT EVER. GREAT PLAYERS DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT OTHERS SAY. THEY JUST PLAY GREAT. REAL CHAMPIONS DON'T GET THEIR FEELINGS HURT LIKE MISS HENNE, THEY GO OUT AND PLAY BETTER.

Los,
Just woke up. If ya have a young child glocks have no safety. (Just ask Buress) not the safest gun to own. Many people have shot themselves with it so if you have no gun experience ya might be better off going with a different make.

Social,
From what I have seen and heard ginn ain't exactly lighting it up in s.f. As far as I know he was doing better down here

Oh sorry Hank didn't realize you were a champion and played pro. sports and knew how the psyche works. Just think our fan base could give our young players time to develop in the right system.. Don't think my post was dumb. but u did prove my statement!

It is known that any Mafia is not dangerous as long as you don't doublecross them. More dangerous are those little fuc-ers that PRETEND to be Mafiosi.

It is also known that He who loses the fear of Death loses the Fear of everything else.

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