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Henne: He's up, he's down, he's up again

Chad Henne was good again Wednesday.

No, I'm not going to write a daily report on his progress or lack of it. But I am somewhat committed to reporting how the Dolphins starting quarterback is performing when he does something of note.

And just as Sunday was noteworthy for Henne's fine play and Tuesday was noteworthy for his not-so-fine-play, Wednesday was another day on top.

"In the last four practices I’ve seen him make a jump," coach Tony Sparano said. "He’s practiced pretty well."

Henne on Wednesday completed a nice deep ball of 25 yards to Brandon Marshall during team drills. In team red zone drills, he dropped in a nice 5 yard pass to Anthony Fasano that was just out of reach of linebacker Koa Misi. He was generally accurate throughout the day.

Sparano, aware Henne has no real competition for the starting quarterback job, believes Henne can still improve despite not really being pushed by backup Matt Moore. 

“One thing I’ll say about this guy is during the lockout on, he’s been really self-motivated," Sparano said. "He’s done a tremendous job that way. The challenges of the new system and him keeping up with that system and having command and being in command, that challenge has been good for him."

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First!

I think he will play pro bowl in 2011

Henne: He's up, he's down, he's up again

Scared me for a second there.
Thought he got hit and went down hurt or something.

Go Dolphins!!!!!

High hopes for Henne

0.02......... PLEASE TRY TO IMPROVE YOUR JOKES .............

Joe Schmoe just leave. There is absolutely no reason for you to read this blog or comment on it because it is just the reporters opinion. :) Seriously though, that's what you're saying so I'm trying to save you some time.

Henne Stinks!

AGREE WITH LOUD ON HIS ADVICE TO JOE .

The thing that scares me about this is that it is Hennes M.O. I don't want him to be up and down, that's what he did in the regular season last year! Real progress will be when we see a bunch of ups strung together. I mean if you want to take all of the people who are watching at their word, if not there really is no reason to come in here before the regular season is there? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Sometimes I get the feeling that it's just Poizen,fins4life,odinseye,and I in here with one other guy posting under 20 different names. I wish we could figure out a way to make everyone use one name. People would be held accountable for their posts finally. People would have to back up their statements and we would also know that multiple posters aren't the same person. Oh well, back to the chaos!

Aloco where have you been? Hopefully not posting under different names like DB said? If so stop it! :)

Let us know about how Patrick Devlin is coming along, we don't hear anything about him as of late. I know there are four Qb's battling it out and hope that the Dolphins staff has enough sense to keep this guy from walking to another club, such as what happened with De"Sean Butler and the Miami-Heat.

We talkin bout practice. Don't care how or what Henne or anyone for that matter does until September 12th! Just stay healthy.

henne's inconsistancy is his biggest issue. If he can play more consistent this year we'll go to the playoffs

See how this BS is perpetuated. And seeds of doubt are sown by this blog.

Maybe young quarterbacks are somewhat inconsistent in their first two years and then the good ones start to string it together?

Wouldn't that be something if you drafted a QB and he actually D-E-V-E-L-O-P-E-D consistency in his third year?

Not in Miami though. If you're not Dan Marino in your rookie season, get the hell out of here!

Since Marino, only Jay Fiedler has started more than 1 season in a row. Huh?

Well, I mean, other than Henne, but we SHOULD have gotten rid of him years ago!

Ah Ha Ha!!!!

Henne will choke under pressure.

He is great in camp where there is no contact. Wait till 300 pound Bubba Beans comes knocking down on his head.

Colombu, is the answere. righttttttttt.... Another Dallas reject that gave up nine sacks last year.

Carey at gaurd. yikes.

On another matter. The story about Channing retiring after nobody took him after his release tells you what kind of linebacker we have had for the past several years.

623

Is that Phoenix AZ?

Everybody needs to just slow their roll. Sparano said that he's "seen Henne jump" (from lousy to just bad). That's obviously not going to be good enough.

Armando, has anyone asked Sparano if he attributes Henne's up and down (or apparent up and down) to Henne's performance or what the coaches are trying to do that day?

odinseye,

actually.... Penington started two season but was injured in 2009.

Fiedler started three season with the mustache?

"Not in Miami though. If you're not Dan Marino in your rookie season, get the hell out of here!"

Posted by: odinseye

What have the QB's that Miami got rid of accomplished? i'll give you a hint: N-O-T-H-I-N-G.

This is just Henne been himself again, up one day down the next. WHAT'S NEW COACH!

Sounds like Henne's been up more than down lately. That's a good thing. His down days may be according to what the OC is calling, what the defence calls, and if the WR's run the correct routes too. But, we are hearing some improvement and we do have to give him the benefit of a doubt. Everyone has a bad day once in a while. But, he's run hot and cold in his career. Here's hoping he finally settles in and runs a consistent hot! No one's giving us (or Henne) any respect this year. So, we've got to go all Smith-Barney on them and earn it!
No more excuses! Go Fins!

Sporano's evaluation of a player is not exactly that reliable.


No one's going to mistake him for Bill Belichick

I stopped listing to anything he has to say. He is usually wrong. Last year, he praised a player and cut him the next week.

LouD,

Since you apparently have the reading comprehension skills of a hamster, I'll type slowly (would that help?)...

It doesn't matter how many weeks you give Henne before you expect results - he is a total dud. Capisci?

Henne is a 2nd rated QB at best if the Fins wants to go to the playoffs this year they must get a proven 1st string QB or they will be Fried this year again !

So a deep ball is 25 yards these days? Pathetic

Seminole,

You jump all over people for being optimistic and then spew off a bunch of baseless negative garbage that barely qualifies as an opinion.

What makes your OPINIONS any better or worse than anyone elses?

Getting a tad bit hippocritical in your senior years there?

Could it be his down days are when they are installing new stuff? It is a new system after all.

I like what I see out of Henne so far this year. He's not rattled at all and seems very motivated to right the ship. That's what you want out of your starting QB. There are going to be bad days. It's how you respond to them that matters.

....Chris in the 623.
Usually I would agree with you. But I think it is very important that Henne plays well this preseason. Some feel that looking into what happens in the preseason is kind of a waste. And I would agree if your team didn't have questions that needed answered. Just imagine the firestorm that will burn through the orginization if Henne plays like a dog in his preseason outings.

Henne doesn't get a pass this preseason. For the confidence of the orginization, and the offense. It is important he plays well. If he doesn't, it is unlikely that he will magically turn the corner once the season starts. I do not know what may happen if early on Henne takes a steamy turd leading this offense. I hope for the good of everyone involved(fans too)that Henne comes out and plays well.

Fried-
Any suggestions how they get a "proven 1st string QB" this year? Are Brady or Manning available for trade? I missed that news.

"You jump all over people for being optimistic and then spew off a bunch of baseless negative garbage that barely qualifies as an opinion."

Posted by: odinseye

Not true. I jump all over people who jump on other people for not being quite as optimistic as they are.

My opinion of Henne is baseless? LMAO! Did you watch any of their games last year, you dullard?

"Any suggestions how they get a "proven 1st string QB" this year? Are Brady or Manning available for trade? I missed that news."

Posted by: finsfan72

C'mon now. Are they the only proven 1st-string QB's? Use your noggin.

Sam-
If you're so sure Henne is garbage, you should immediately renounce your right to be a fan of the Fins and quit hanging out in the Fins blog.

Sam, Fried-
If not Brady or Manning, who then? Which "proven 1st string QB" should we get? I'm all ears....

If you think anybody's giving up a "proven 1st string QB" you really don't know anything about football.

The average IQ in here seems to get lower everyday. What a shame.

If you're so sure Henne is garbage, you should immediately renounce your right to be a fan of the Fins and quit hanging out in the Fins blog.

Posted by: finsfan72

If you're so sure he isn't, bet your house that he'll improve his play and become the team's long-term answer at QB. Otherwise, admit you're just a mindless, sycophantic Henne fanboy.

I'm a fan of the team FIRST.

the thing is the dolphins lied to all their fans. they said that their would be qb competition this season, well guess what there never was going to be any competition. henne was handed the job once again, and all that bs from ross was just a smoke screen just to try and keep the money rolling in from season ticket holders ands others. as far as people posting practices on the internet, well the dolphins have been screwing the fans over for 3 years now, well it's their turn to get screwed over!

hmmmmm. b marshall didnt drop a ball today nor did polite or anyone that i can tell.

i think there is a link to how henne does.

"The average IQ in here seems to get lower everyday. What a shame."

Posted by: finsfan72

Oddly (and perhaps tellingly), it appears to go up when you're not on here with your "Just ignore the past and have blind faith!!" rhetoric. :smh:

Excuse me Semenole, but ah your own posts expose the real dullard, duh!

Some people are getting optimistic about the FUTURE of the team. You get that, (typing slowly now), THE FUTURE. You know, how a team develops together.

You say:

My opinion of Henne is baseless? LMAO! Did you watch any of their games last year, you dullard?

Posted by: Seminole Sam | August 10, 2011 at 05:57 PM

So, even though almost ALL QB's, especially the good ones take a massive step forward in their third year, you believe your piece of shyt opinion is great, even though you base it on something that happened in the past. Not just the past, but SPECIFICALLY the young QB's second year.

So even though all your wisdom and logic flies in the face of conventional wisdom, you think your opinions are well thought out-right?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................I suddenly realize that you calling me a dullard is MORE than just a tad bit hippocritical!

ROTFLMAO - D-U-L-L-A-R-D!!!!


...Henne is going to be the guy. Unless he totaly blows it in the preseason, or gets injured(which is possible) He will be taking the snaps week 1. The thing about Henne is that none of know what to really expect.

It is easy, and reasonable to believe that he isn't ever going to be a competant quarterback. Hard to agrue those points. It is also reasonable to believe he can improve, and lead this team. We are going to know early on weather or not Henne is cut out to make the strides neccessary to support the FO's choice to stick with him. To me, they must have some trust in the guy to not make a move this offseason. They have to see something in him to have stuck by him. So lets see what we get before burying him. Last season was exactly that..last season. As important as it may have been for Henne to have played better. Right now it doesn't matter. He is going to get an opportunity to start again. Weather you think this is warranted or not also doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is that he plays better, and leads this team. Time will not be on his side, and the rope short. So we will know real fast.

henne will bring down this team, very sad. gonna be a long ass year

Sam-
I'm not sure he'll ever turn out to be a star, but I can see he isn't garbage. I hope he plays a lot better this year, because I've accepted the fact that he is going to be the starter, like it or not.

Getting a star caliber QB is not an easy task. Nobody's giving up a star QB, you have to draft and develop one. That's what they're trying to do with Henne. It's sink or swim this year. for sure.

I hope he becomes a star, or at least GOOD, because that would be best for my team. But to call him garbage is just the ranting of an ignorant juvenile.

Jeff Ireland calling Bellicheat:

Hi Bill, I want to offer you 3 1st round picks for Tom Brady.

"CLICK"

Hello, Bill, Bill...

LOUDICKHEAD

DIDN'T KNOW I NEEDED YOUR APPROVAL TO BLOG HERE. YOU ARE GUILTY OF EVERYTHING YOU ACCUSE OTHERS.

TRY OPENING YOUR EYES NEXT TIME YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

loud,

I DO WORK AND THATY WS MY FIRST POST SINCE YESTERDAY BUT TO POST W/OTHER NAMSED HAVE NO USE FOR ME ,,,,,,, I WRITE WHAT I WANT .THE FAKE ALOCO THOUGH ,IS FUNNY AT TIMES .................

S,SAM IS A FUNNY GUY .......

Jeff Ireland calling Sean Payton:

Hi Sean, I want to offer you three 1st round picks for Drew Brees.

"Click"

Hello, Sean, Sean....

"So, even though almost ALL QB's, especially the good ones take a massive step forward in their third year, you believe your piece of shyt opinion is great, even though you base it on something that happened in the past. Not just the past, but SPECIFICALLY the young QB's second year."

Posted by: odinseye

Your hyperbole is astonishing..."almost all QB's, especially the good ones take a massive step forward in their thrid year". LMAO (again)!! Where do I start with that rubbish (with nothing to back it up)? And, BTW, just how much progress must a QB make in his third year in order for it to be considered "massive"?

Was Marino, for example, "massively" better in his third year? Or did he have his best year (statistically) his second year. And who in the world said that Henne was one of the "good" ones (and, by logical extension, that we whould expect him to make "massive" progress this year? You?

The practice fields of the NFL are littered with QB's (some of them drafted no. 1 overall) who never made the leap you suggest. You should know better than to utter such nonsense, you obtuse cretin.

IF YOU HAD 1,000 SHARES TODADY OF FAZ YOU WOULD MADE 11,000 DOLLARS BUT IF YOU HAD THESE 1,000 SHARES AT THE OPEN YESTERDAY YOU WOULD LOST 12,000 DOLLARS........GO FIGURE .....


BAC OF AMERICA @ 6.70 A SHARE ...........THE END IS NEAR .

Tell me who would trade their "proven 1st string QB" for three 1st round picks and I'll start a petition for Jeff Ireland to do it.

F^cking IDIOTS!

S.SAM....... THE GREAT ODIN IS KNOWN TO BE THE SECOND BLOGGER ON THIS SITE ONLY TO THE HONORABLE DB ....SO ,PLEASE BE KIND TO HIM ........................

Darryl is 100% correct. Nice post.

Look at what transpired last season and then at how the FO responded. This backs up Darryls point above.

The front office had to make a choice and they choose Henne. Like it or Lump it, that's the facts.

The defense came along nicely. Their basically trying to stay the course and sprinkle in some play makers(JT, Burnett, etc, etc.).

For obvious reasons, they're trying to upgrade the offense.

Look at the problems:

1. O-line

They used a number one pick on the line and are shuffling(as usual)and signing free agents.

2. Lack of a run game

They used a number two pick here and brought in a big name guy in Reggie Bush.

3. Either playcalling or execution.

The front office looked at what they think is the big picture and then acted accordingly. They looked at HenningS performance and Henne's. They didn't retire(fired again)Henne. One of their first off season moves was saying goodbye to HenningS and hired a new OC. Thus a completely new offensive system. They decided early on that the biggest problem facing our offense was HenningS, NOT Henne. Actions speak louder than words with this FO and I think their actions have made things pretty clear.

They used the draft and free agency to shore up the line and the RB position. They didn't get rid of Henne. They made their choice between HenningS and Henne and they're prepared to live or die by it......LITERALLY!

odinseye is there anytime of day you are not drunk?

Please, don't stop this bickering. At first I thought it was just a bad sense of humor like the "OFFICE" on TV, but then I realized that these comments are truefelt and come from the minds of "DOLPHANS" and they are not under the influence of Sunday's euphoria.
I became a fan when I was eleven, so sadly and with a lot of regret, desist to have any intelligent discourse about "FOOTBALL".
Carry on, I'm sure it is hilarious to someone.

FINSFAN72...........AGREE W/YOU @ 6;31 PM......I THINK ARMANDO IS THE REASON MOST BLOGGERS IN HERE.BY WRITING DUMB POSTS HE LEADS THEM TO THINK AT LOW LEVEL ....IF YOU LET DB TO WRITE A POST OR TWO ,YOU WILL SEE THE IQ SHOT UP IN A HURRY .

I hope he becomes a star, or at least GOOD, because that would be best for my team. But to call him garbage is just the ranting of an ignorant juvenile.


Posted by: finsfan72

I guess one man's trash is another man's treasure, huh?

He IS garbage and would have a hard time being considered a quality backup on a good team. I'm not in favor of just looking at a guy's stats to tell you if he's any good because a lot of things go into any QB's numbers, but from where I sit I see a certified, sure-fire dud in Henne.

I'm not the type of guy to hide though. If I'm wrong about Henne (and everything I know about football tells me I'm not), I'll still show my face around here and eat a healthy serving of crow. I hope you do the same if (or should I say "when") you're wrong about his not being garbage.

BTW, there's a difference between "proven 1st string QB" and "star", but that's Fried's battle.

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