« The curious case of Reggie Bush | Main | It'll be 6-3 Sean Smith vs. 6-5 Vincent Jackson »

... and the curious case of Chad Henne

Still puzzled. Today, what to make of Chad Henne.

He has improved. No question about that. He is more aggressive. He looks to make the downfield throw a lot more. He moves his team from 20-yard line to 20-yard line like the dickens. He's completing 56.5 percent of his passes, which is lower than last year, but he has four touchdowns and three interceptions which is a better stat than his upside down more-intercepts-than-TDs ratio of the past two seasons.

So that's good.

But there is something missing. Still.

He's still not very good on third down.

His passer rating on third down is 69.6, which is 13 points lower than his overall rating. He completes only 53 percent of his passes on third down. And he's ranked 21st in the NFL on third-down passing. This stat is important because big-time NFL QBs make their money on third down. That's why it's called the money down.

It was eye-opening to see young, unproven Colt McCoy lead his team to a winning TD late last week and Henne not be able to move his team 15 or 20 yards for a responding and winning field goal. That all came in the fourth quarter.

Henne has been bad in the fourth quarter as well this year. He is the 31st-ranked (of 33 players) fourth-quarter passer this season. His fourth-quarter passer rating is atrocious at 48.7. By comparison, the Dolphins defense this weekend faces the top-ranked fourth-quarter passer in Phillip Rivers of San Diego. His fourth-quarter rating is 136.4

Henne so far is completing fewer than half his fourth quarter passes. His completion percentage is 42.9. That is the worst in the NFL.

So while Henne has improved from last year, he has a long way to go yet. And, it should be considered, every statistical category you look at with him, indeed, every stat you study for the Dolphins offense must be done with this in mind:

The Dolphins opened the season against a team whose defense is the worst in the NFL right now. That's right, the Patriots have gotten lit by everyone on defense this year and are ranked No. 32 in that category this year.

Anyway, this is a full text of Henne's meeting with the media this week:

(On Brian Hartline’s progression this season) - “Yeah, I thought Brian (Hartline) stepped up big. In the previous game, he hasn’t got a lot of balls because we had some one-on-one coverages with other guys and they were first in the progression, but now teams are starting to take away some of our receivers away. Brian has done a great job one-on-one and I feel confident going to him if we have that matchup."

(On practicing toe-tapping catches on the sideline and back shoulder throws) - “Yeah, the back shoulder throws has evolved. I think every team works it in practice, one-on-one routes. Quarterbacks are becoming a custom to it and receivers are doing a great job adjusting, but Brian (Hartline), his toe-touch and his way to stay in bounds is just amazing. He does it in practice a lot, goes against our defense one-on-one and it shows in practice he gets it done and carries over."

(On Brian Hartline’s ability to run after the catch) - “Yeah, I think he’s quick in transition when he gets the ball. He tucks it under and looks to get yards up field quick, he’s done a really good job with that."

(On Reggie Bush not receiving many catches lately) - “Well, I mean, sometime they’re bring some pressure where he has to stand and protect and other times, he’s out there, but we’re completing balls down the field. We’re looking to complete balls down field first, not the underneath routes. If it comes a case where we have a matchup out there and I need to come down to Reggie (Bush), I’ll come down to him."

(On Reggie Bush not receiving many catches due to Daniel Thomas catching good as well)- “Well, I mean, we’re switching them in and out. We’re giving them a good mix and whoever is in on that play, we will see who will get the ball, but nobody’s going to tell. We’re trying to look down field and make big plays, if not, we’ll get it down to those guys."

(On not having red zone success psychological or execution) - “It’s all about execution, I mean, we have the plays…whether we need to study more in there or more things down there, but we just got to execute. Execute our game plan. If it’s there, take it, we got to be aggressive down there and make plays and if it’s not, it’s not much we can do. We can run the ball, throw the ball, we just got to go down there, be confident in ourselves, and make the plays."

(On Brandon Marshall being frustrated and getting the better of him) - “No, I think sometimes he gets frustrated because they’re double covering him, he feels they’re holding him, but Brandon (Marshall) has done a great job. It’s his attitude towards our team and on the field so we’re going to keep going to him and give him a shot."

(On Daniel Thomas change from the preseason to the regular season) - “I think it’s confidence and just understanding our offense in the running game. Just understanding where the blocks are going to be, where the holes are going to open up and he’s definitely confident where he’s running, how he is running so he’s done a really good job trying to get the extra yards for us."

(On what stands out regarding Daniel Thomas) - “I mean, he’s a powerful back. He’s slapped together, he’s a pretty muscular guy so he’s going to get the extra yards for us. It’s fun to watch when he runs."

(On what you can do to rally the team after being 0-3) - “I mean, enthusiasm in practice, try to get the guys going, not feeling down on ourselves, try to keep a positive attitude as much as we can, look them in the face and say hey, I’m confident, I’m confident in them. We have the players, we have everybody in the situation, we just got to go out there and do it, all of us, believe it, do it in practice, prepare well in the film room, do the extra things. We got to go, we can’t make excuses, can’t point fingers. We just got to be a team, come together, and play."

(On facing a 0-3 deficit in the past) - “I mean, I think you can, but it’s different faces here so a lot of guys haven’t been through it and some guys have. I think it just comes back as coming as a team, playing well, executing on Sunday when our number is called. If it’s 49 or 45 seconds left in the game and the offense is out there on the field, we need to make the plays and score the touchdown.”

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e2015435cc406f970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference ... and the curious case of Chad Henne:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Kris,

I didn't bash the signing of Slaton.

I ridiculed Mando for a typo that appeared to say Slaton fumbled 16 times in a four game span.

I did bash the FO for who they might cut, and then who they did cut(Baker)to make room.

I bashed them again for not cutting a TE instead of Baker.

I never did bash Slaton, I just silently pictured his first critical fumble as a Dolphin. Though I did quip: What do we need him for, Bush and Thomas are fumbling just fine on their own.

Anywhoo........I have a Tall Blue Eye'd Blonde Victim lined up and she's not going to put up with me spending Friday Night on the computer!

ValHalla!!!!

Sully

I've been reading the blog lately. I think its pretty universally agreed here that the entire team has issues. QB's always get the blame more so than others, and I think some are just frustrated Henne's own game has not come far enough along either and don't think he will ever be the answer, aside from all the other issues.

slaton is just as bad as bush. so glad once this nightmare ends and we can hire real football coaches and gm

Most Miami fans don't deserve a good football team? Really? How about everyone is finally over and tired with the last 14 years of nothing...bad drafting, bad FA pick ups, horrible coaching, horrible coach's, you name it we've all been through it. So I don't take offense to anything any Fan has to say about our team because our organization hasn't done enough over the years to keep the fans happy and give us something to root for amd spend our hard earned dollars on. So please have at it guys! Give Ross and company what they deserve for fielding this terrible team and coaching staffs over the recent years....

honestly its been over a decade of rebuilding at some point they have to start dropping ticket prices drastically for me to even consider going to a game anymore

I think it all starts with the coaches we have brought in... TS might be a good guy but he isn't doing a good job. We have already chalkiede him up with the rest of the losers that have come thru here since JJ n Marino Ross needs to just cut ties and Let Nolan take over as head coach or hire rob Ryan next year to take over, thats if Gruden, Cowher, Fischer, or Dungy won't come back to build a winner.

thomas already hurt again. bush is awful. might as well start slaton

I took some flak a for suggesting maybe the absence of Crowder was affecting the defense. And I was not necessarily saying that was the case, only suggesting it, since that is the main change on this years defense. Well, here are some stats from Barry Jacksons Herald article suggesting the very same thing.

Excerpts:

But through three games, Burnett has neither been an upgrade over Crowder nor even matched Crowder’s productivity against the run.

After three weeks, Pro Football Focus – which analyzes every play of every game – has graded Burnett’s 2011 performance as 49th and worst among all inside linebackers, ahead of only teammate Karlos Dansby. Burnett was 20th last season – eight spots behind Dansby and two behind Crowder.

But his impact in Miami has been marginal at best so far. He has 10 tackles (3.3 per game) and zeros across the board in every other significant category.

It appears Crowder’s good work against the run has been missed. Though Crowder’s absence is only one of many factors, the Dolphins are allowing 4.1 yards per carry, compared with 3.6 last year. Against the run, Burnett is ranked 43rd of 49 inside linebackers.

Against the pass, Burnett has allowed six of the seven balls thrown against him to be completed, for 83 yards.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/30/2433142/miami-dolphins-kevin-burnett-i.html#ixzz1ZULcZZyv

fans have waited a long time and the fans arent stupid like the regime thinks. it will take more than a token reggie bush signing to fill the seats. lets face it; steven ross isnt a true fin fan,he is a businessman who wants to make money with this team. the team is bleeding cash and ross is unhappy. my biggest fear is that he continues to listen to jeff ireland who has "sunk the ship". i'd love to see mike nolan take over the reigns for the remainder of the year,much like jason garrett did in dallas. you can ultimately decide on who you want at the end of the season. nolan for the interim.

totally agree greg z

anyone listen to Drew Rosenhaus on WQAM? He goes as far as saying that this regime has been doing a great job. TS and Ireland. I am happy with Nolan and Daboll but specifically TS is I think the biggest problem

Most fans wanted a new QB but Sporano said no. He will pay for his silly pride. There are few plays when the WR is hit in stride which falls on the QB. Bench Henne, start Moore. Henne is what he is. Ok between the 20's and sucks in the red zone. Fitzpatrick is far bettet than he will ever be. Time for change!

There are only three things we need to focus on from this terrible season:
1. Who are next franchise QB will be on draft day.
2. Who are next intelligent general manager will be next year.
3. Who our smart and experienced coach will be next year.
Unfortunately, except for assessing talent on the team now, nothing else is of significance. And as far as talent, I would leave only a handful of players from this year's squad. Everyone else- lets clean house!!!

telling u we can get luck adn hire cowher, stadium will be full next season if this happens

Neither Vontae Davis nor Daniel Thomas accompanied the team to San Diego.

tiredfinfan,
Tell us please why would a franchise QB, GM and HC all want to come here?
The grafitti, litter and loud salsa music?

There is no savior for this team on the way.
There is no stockpile of draft choices cleverly accumulated.
Neither Cowher, Fisher or Gruden are looking for real estate here.
The purse strings are not about to be opened.

you guys will al be sorry when chad leavesthis team next year to go start for other team, and he will be a top qb in this league.

Mando, let s tlk stats....lets talk sacks/knock downs and dropped passes.

take away the drops and Chad is top 10 in every catigory.

mando you need to be fired for your mediocore reporting, cant wait its a matter of time.

PRICEMASTER,
\
HOW MUCH MONET THE PRICE FOR A GOOD HOME IN SOUTH FL WHERE'S NO WINDOWS COVERED BY IRON BARS ?

g = gay henne homer boner

g,
armando is the best reporter the herald has,go figure .....

Bottom line is the Dolphins are winless. Has Chad played poorly? Not necessarily. His rating is what it is, but if wins and losses were formulated, he would be in the bottom of the pack. Henne does not play balls out, light it up, offensive football. He refuses to take risks. Some of you talk about dropped passes. Why don't you talk about plays made by the receivers to keep drives alive? We wouldn't have even been in the RZ if Hartline hadn't made 2 fantastic catches on separate drives. So when it comes to drops, its a wash. I wonder and question why Henne doesn't go down the middle.....ever! Henne plays a little scared, in my opinion. He doesn't have enough confidence in himself to make tough throws down the middle of the field. He's worried about throwing ints. And he has 3, still. If he had 6 ints but were 2-1, would this article ever have been written? No. Wins are all that counts. I think it is time to bring in Matt Moore, who does play with an attitude and loves to make the tough throws and who has proven he can get it done late in the game. He can be a difference maker and I am really hoping he will get an opportunity. Unfortunately we will be 1-5 by that time. He had a solid camp and is a better QB than Henne. They just never really opened up the QB position in camp. The coaches made their decision before camp had begun, and now we are seeing the results of that decision. Yes, it is a team game, but without a winning QB, an NFL team will go nowhere, which is exactly why this team is winless today.

Henne is and will always be our Achilles's heel!A starting qb should lead a team.

I hate being a dolphan as yourselves! I would bet that most of the ones that advocate for CHAD HENNE Are the same ones the vouch for dante! Luv Ya Man!!! We would be Lombardi Trophy hoisters if it were for the culpepper,fiedler and henne LOVERS!

g..... I don't think so buddy. There is no way Henne will be starting anywhere. Don't ou see that how naturally a lot of these young QB's are progressing..not all of them, but quite a few. Fittzy in Buff, McCoy, etc.. You see they have the "it" factor that Henne lacks. Henne will always be missing it because 99% of the time they are born with that instinct, it isn't taught or coached. So g, you think Henne will start somewhere and we will be sad...no chance man, no chance

I'm also not bashing Henne, I did wish he panned out, it's a lot easier than drafting another guy or hoping on another until we get him in for workouts. BUT, while Henne DID improve some, he still lacks a lot that he will never learn...that "feel" in fhe pocket that all the great QB's possess...Henne will never have that...

If it weren't for the chad henne,jay fiedler and those adamant against bringing Drew Brees as Our starting quaterback. !Own it bithes

And the rest of our team...sheeshh, I don't know what to say guys...I really thought at least our D would shine. We get a new FO, HC, GM, and a franchise QB...then you have workouts...and whomever on the team that still sucks beyond Henne will pop out like a nasty blister...then you cut those clowns, then fill the spots with hungry playmakers...easier said than done...YES...bit it's possible, and it happens all the time in the NFL when a club has to flush it's toilets

hey we could have brady manning brees rivers i don't care who u put on the dolphins at QB guess what they would be no better then henne becuase the dolphins cant block worth a damn if u can't stand more then 3 seconds in the pocket with out getting hit then how can u score or get 1st downs! it seems the dolphins block great intill they get in the red zone and when they get in the red zone they don't block henne get's smacked for a sack and when they do block guess what all the recivers don't get open they get lazy because they don't think they will get the ball so they don't try to get open cause they think henne is going to get sacked b4 they get a chance to get open so they get lazy! henne has done great if they can block for him and get some what open then henne does a great job! also it seems all the recivers get really lazy and tired in the 4th quarter that is why henne sucks in the 4th quarter cause nobody get's open that is why henne plays so bad in the 4th plus he get's sacked all the time i think that is where all there sacks come from is in the 3rd and 4th quarter cause everybody is fat and lazy on the oline except for long and pouncey! and coach sparano and dabol are horrible fire them and hire anybody as a coach besides them hey hire me and i will make 1 promise i will never signs rejects from the cowboys because that is all they sign are old washed up players like clumbo from the cowboys it's like hey cowboys cut somebody let's sign him! i mean for real get a life coach

If Henne played for the Steelers or Jets, I have to believe he would excel. See, their coaches actually take stock of the positives and negatives of their lead role players and build the team around that.

If Rothlesberger or Sanchez - or even Marino - played for Miami right now, I'd have to believe they'd be mediocre.

The key is that the Dolphins coaches don't appear to build the team around the lead role player's positives. They take that player and expect them to fit in the style of offense they demand.

Remember the Dolphins under Shula? They draft Marino and build around his specific strengths. They go from a bruising run-first team to a pass first offense. They draft speedy wide receivers to compliment his ability.

They draft Jason Taylor and allow him to stand up as defensive end, where he has always been most effective. New regimn turns him into a linebacker...covering backs and TE's. Might explain why Parcels wasn't a fan...

In summary, unless this team figures out what they have to work with and build around it's strengths, they will continue this downward spiral.

Identity crisis sucks. Miami has no identity.

Henne sucks! And no matter how many years he is given as a starting,he will never have IT! Go root for the jest, the gills or the cheats! We are the Miami Dolphins! We will win because We are...

Daniel Thomas out for Sunday's game!!

How does Slaton look now??

Posted by: TONY'S CLIP BOARD | September 30, 2011 at 06:12 PM
-----------------------------------------------------

Tony.....

I didn't know he was out....but I read he was injured.....

Love to see some of those guys asking WHY we signed him....come on here now.....

The floor is your...

Joe Schmoe
Odin
dbmfins
dm1dolphins
oscar canosa

and many more.....you know who you are.....

If your man enough to BASH the FO bad decisions....and bad coaching.....

Lets see some postives for a little fore thought.....

Posted by: kris | September 30, 2011 at 06:29 PM
----------------------------------------------------

Not one of of the above listed actually stepped to the plate......

so much for unbiased and balanced judgement.....so much for "realisim...and realisti"......

Some of the above listed I htought were nothing more than blog trolls...trying to stir up controversy for more hits..or babbling idiots trying to start a fight....

Others....well...I admit others...I thought had vaild points and valid arguments.....but you have proven you are little more than HATERS on this blog....who do not give credit where credit is due......

But look to ONLY point out the NEGATIVES....while never accepting or acknowldeging the POSITIVES.....

Your post will be read with due dilligence.....

I get more nauseated by the day about this team's myriad problems. Watching the Dolphins coach's show on Sunday pre-game, turns my stomach. Hearing that voice and seeing that face and having to be insulted by all the amateurish, clueless, highly-predictable blather of Sparano is making the show an almost-unbearable, excruciating experience. How much longer?

Thanks Armando for researching and posting Henne's numbers, giving the WHOLE picture. From hearing Sparano comment on Henne's recent play you would think he has the team on the way to the Super Bowl, nothing could be further from the truth. The bottom line; if he can't score from the red zone, it doesn't matter what his rating is. Sparano has to back Henne because not doing it will have Tony down the road (see: fired) even sooner. If Henne continues to suck and we continue to lose several more games, mark my word, Tony will HAVE to insert Moore in desperation to save his job and most likely it would save it, gawd forbid.

Improvement??? We will find out after this season is over, come back from behind
And third down conversion says a lot of a QB
Ability to be a good to great QB!! So time will tell!!

As long as this or any staff does not admit that this team needs a first rate QB (i.e recognizes that this team awfully needs a first draft QB) the dolphins will keep stinking ad infinitum. It is amazing that after almost 30 years this team has only had one quality QB. If a first drat QB is as good as a 75% Marino, the Dolphins will really improve.
Culpepper and Harrington were only second hand 1st draft QB's.
Henne is not even half Donc Strock.
This team lacks of everything that the Dolphins use to have: quality, guts, spirit, intelligence, imagination, respect for the fans, fun to watch, etc.

Let's Dig up David Woodly, Maybe he can Help Henne., Iam open to anything including digging up old QBs from there grave.

I knew there was a reason why I have not stuck my nose into this chit-pit but once since since Sept. 9th...

The majority of you imbeciles wouldn't know a hole in your head if it leaked brains.

This organization is dysfunctional from top to bottem. Henne is the least of the problems (eveything considered).

Take the penalties, and dismal defense into account.

And crappy utylization of our offensive weapons. Oh, Bush and Marshall aren't really weapons, thanks Daboll.

This team is ruined as long as the FO remains...

most fans have realized long ago the regime should be jettisoned. only question that remains: when will ross wake up???? ireland has put him to sleep.

it is said a tiger doesnt change his stripes. i cant see where sparano has changed;he still thinks a FG will hold up in the 4th Q. FG's aren't cheered by NFL coaches elsewhere; its a failed attempt at 6pts. this has to affect henne/daboll's ability to call plays in the red zone.

henne is a good QB but not a great QB. if the O line protected him better he would be a better QB. this guy has dealt with so much drama as the scape goat of this team! i still remember the night he lit up the mighty (not) jets and he was the greatest thing in miami. since then hes dealt with too many adjustments on the Oline adjustments and changes with OC, QB coach, a head coach who can't motivate a team to close a game, bill "JJ" parcells who couldent turn it around soon enough, a gm who's got a 60% sucess rate on talent,a consistant defense, an owner who has no clue about BRUISING FOOTBALL, and most of all a local FAN BASE who doesnt support this team by filling up the stadium like it could for home games instead allowing more afc east rivals (especially jets fans) to attend these games!!!!!! henne could be better, also this article could be written later down the line with a few motivational wins!

I have perceived such defeatism here for more than 20 years......(myself included sometimes). Are we Fans responsible for this Team's mess? Of course not. Can we do something about it? Absolutely not. But we ARE responsible to educate ourselves that frustration produces Anger and anger many times makes us turn against our Selves. I, at least, always fight against thst happening.

I stated a number of times early last year I really wished the Phind would draft Colt MCcoy when he was coming out of texas;especially when he was avaialable in the 2cnd and early 3rd round. Fans on here called me stupid. Mando, how do you get Colt MCcoy is unproven? He won games for Cleveland last year. If we could draft Pat WHte in 2cnd round in 09.
Also, we are not "Sucking for luck" now. We simply "SUCK" period. Because we SUCK, we will pick early in next Aprils draft.I am just thankful the bleep bleep "TRIFECTA" will be gone. I stated the other day I thought Ross was part of the problem. Ididn't say he was the only problem. The biggest problem was Parcells, then Ireland, Then Sparano, then Henne then all other players. I am hoping we suck enough to get Ireland then Sparano canned and have a decent GM to run next years draft. I am no fan of Sparano and his fist pumping field goals but it would be a total shame to fire Sparano and not Ireland. I have stated this and got called stupid before. I wonder who is stupid now!


both spo"s have to go sporano and spolstra lol did we forget the other spo got out coached in the finals


I just realized I misspelled phins. I hit the wrong key. Ross needs to clean house. The Dolphins SUCK period. Owner,GM,coaches, Most players etc; The luck is not getting the QB fromStandford. The luck is getting Ireland and Sparano gone. Mando and others who don't think a coaching change shouldbe made in midseason. I am sooooooooooooo glad you all don't have a say so in that. Only Ross does so if Sparano gets canned soon it will be long past due....better late thn never!

You should always revise your Post before sending it. In Internet, it reflects bad upon your Self.

Only an angry Man would state, " Dolphins SUCK. Owner, GM, coaches..". Then proceed to say Ross should fire everybody.

Anger begets Hate. And Hate obscures your Vision.


Daniel Thomas out for Sunday's game!!

How does Slaton look now??

Posted by: TONY'S CLIP BOARD | September 30, 2011 at 06:12 PM
-----------------------------------------------------

Tony.....

I didn't know he was out....but I read he was injured.....

Love to see some of those guys asking WHY we signed him....come on here now.....

The floor is your...

Joe Schmoe
Odin
dbmfins
dm1dolphins
oscar canosa

and many more.....you know who you are.....

If your man enough to BASH the FO bad decisions....and bad coaching.....

Lets see some postives for a little fore thought.....

Posted by: kris | September 30, 2011 at 06:29 PM
----------------------------------------------------

Not one of of the above listed actually stepped to the plate......

so much for unbiased and balanced judgement.....so much for "realisim...and realisti"......

Some of the above listed I htought were nothing more than blog trolls...trying to stir up controversy for more hits..or babbling idiots trying to start a fight....

Others....well...I admit others...I thought had vaild points and valid arguments.....but you have proven you are little more than HATERS on this blog....who do not give credit where credit is due......

But look to ONLY point out the NEGATIVES....while never accepting or acknowldeging the POSITIVES.....

Your post will be read with due dilligence.....

Posted by: kris | October 01, 2011 at 01:07 AM


ROTFLMAO! How are you going to be so wrong and then condescendingly talk about due diligence?

You erroneously accused me of bashing the FO for signing Slaton, when I didn't. How's that being diligent Kris?

How much did you have to drink before you posted this one? You're better than that Kris, C'mon MAN!

PS: Besides, I "stepped up to the plate" right after you posted this the first time.
-----------------------------------------


Kris,

I didn't bash the signing of Slaton.

I ridiculed Mando for a typo that appeared to say Slaton fumbled 16 times in a four game span.

I did bash the FO for who they might cut, and then who they did cut(Baker)to make room.

I bashed them again for not cutting a TE instead of Baker.

I never did bash Slaton, I just silently pictured his first critical fumble as a Dolphin. Though I did quip: What do we need him for, Bush and Thomas are fumbling just fine on their own.

Anywhoo........I have a Tall Blue Eye'd Blonde Victim lined up and she's not going to put up with me spending Friday Night on the computer!

ValHalla!!!!

Posted by: odinseye | September 30, 2011 at 08:20 PM
--------------------------------------------

????????????????????????????????????????????

henne is not an elite qb and may never be one. but we could be 2-1 if marshall caught catchable balls in the end zone and carpenter didn't miss chip shot FG's. the defense could maybe kick in a little help too!!

i do see henne in a different light this season. he is in charge out there. he's scrambling around behind a cheesecloth o-line, some times running for 1st downs. after 3 games we aren't getting the wins but i really don't throw the blame on henne. last year? yes!! this year he's not even top 5 in our problems.


Thanks Armando for researching and posting Henne's numbers, giving the WHOLE picture.

Posted by: ccherald | October 01, 2011 at 01:35 AM


But there is something missing. Still.

He's still not very good on third down.

-Armando Salguero-

ROTFLMAO! Ah, Henne was the best third down QB in the NFL last year.

Talk about the blind leading the blind-LOL. Curiously they both advocated Matt Moore over Henne this year.

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaa!!!!


Why is last year important this year?


Let's Dig up David Woodly, Maybe he can Help Henne., Iam open to anything including digging up old QBs from there grave.

Posted by: Just the facts. | October 01, 2011 at 03:52 AM


I didn't know Woodley could play WR. I guess it wouldn't take much to be better than Marshall though.

Hey, I think you're onto something there. Having a no.1 WR that actually CATCHES the ball WOULD help Henne.

I'm all in:

Woodley! Woodley! Woodley! Woodley!

On a serious note, at least Sporano is still defending Marshall. When asked by reporters about Marshall's horrendous play, SpOrano replied:

I'm baffled, I have no answers, but I'm sure it has something to do with an old FAMILY curse and the number 19!

Eliminate stats and go by what you see, what you feel. Stats never won a game.


Eliminate stats and go by what you see, what you feel. Stats never won a game.

Posted by: j | October 01, 2011 at 11:35 AM


But, but.........Brady Quinn had GREAT stats........in College!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaa

Whatever makes your argument, Howsa BOUT DAT?

"anyone listen to Drew Rosenhaus on WQAM? He goes as far as saying that this regime has been doing a great job. TS and Ireland. I am happy with Nolan and Daboll but specifically TS is I think the biggest problem"

Of course he says that, he wants these guys to stick around. Who else is going to sign his castoffs from other teams and make them the highest paid players at their position?!

2.If one more person says "Henne is not elite" (as if anyone thinks he is or ever had the notion that he might become elite) I will punch straight through my monitor and knock Aloco out.

3.Oh yeah, and by all means, everyone keep using the old washed up, super lame "not drinking the kool-aid" line. and then step out of the time machine and join the rest of us in the 21st century.

When we look at his (Henne's) career in hindsight, it will be a vision of that of a back up. He may end up being a serviceable starter at times but his value will be to a team with championship aspirations and the need for a quality back up. That's it. He isn't a top half or top ten to fifteen type qb. Great qb's can have a bad 3 quarters and rise to the occasion in the fourth quarter and lead his team to victory. Henne shrinks in those situations. Parcels had a saying that if they don't bite as pups they never will. I'm afraid Henne has no fangs folks. Next year will be year one of a new era. Thank God!!

It won't matter who the QB is if they don't fix the line. Matt Ryan is a pretty good QB. Cutler is a pretty good QB, too. They both took their teams to the playoffs last year. A lot of people have gushed over how well Sam Bradford played last year. Those 3 teams have a combined record of 2-7 at this point in the season. I don't think it's a coincidence their teams are 3 of the only 4 teams whose O-lines rank lower than ours in sacks allowed and QB hits allowed.

According to nfl.com the only O-lines playing worse than ours (passing game) are Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis & Seattle.

I thought it was interesting to see the 2 teams tied for 3rd in fewest sacks allowed were the Pats & Browns. Makes me wonder if their ranking is skewed higher because they've played our D-line, or if our D-line has seemed inaffective because they've played 2 of the best lines in the league. For what it's worth, this week's opponent, the Chargers, rank near the middle for sacks allowed. Maybe we get to Rivers this week, especially if Gates is out.


2.If one more person says "Henne is not elite" (as if anyone thinks he is or ever had the notion that he might become elite) I will punch straight through my monitor and knock Aloco out.

Posted by: Phins78 | October 01, 2011 at 12:03 PM

HENNE'S NOT ELITE!

HENNE'S NOT ELITE!

HENNE'S NOT ELITE!

HENNE'S NOT ELITE!

If I said it FOUR times, will you knock him out FOUR Times?

Just wondering casue there's more where that came from!


Jeffrey Ireland is the weakest link.
Tony Sparano is the biggest loser.
Brian Daboll is the apprentice.
Brandon Marshall is 16 and pregnant.
Reggie Bush is who wants to be a millionaire.
Chad Henne is curb your enthusiasm.

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 »

The comments to this entry are closed.