Chad Henne is the opposing quarterback this week so he was on the conference call with the Miami media today.
What did he say?
Well, he's not necessarily super fired up about facing the Dolphins and exacting a measure or revenge against them for not re-signing him and instead moving on to another quarterback. At least, he's not admitting to that.
"I don't know about motivation but once it comes toward game day there'll be a little bit more excitement and everything," Henne said. "Other than that I'm going to prepare like any other week and go into it like it's a regular game."
Does he have a bad taste in his mouth about how things went during his four years in Miami did he accept his situation without anger?
"Absolutely. I mean, they gave me every opportunity," Henne said. "They drafted me there and I appreciate that. But, um, sometimes things don't work out and you move on. But, uh, definitely feel I had my fair share and appreciate the opportunity down there."
So what would Henne change about his time with the Dolphins if he had the chance?
"Obviously, you want to win more games," Henne said. "But, um, whether I would have, woulda, would of, should have,I really wouldn't change anything. It was a big learning experience I had there. I enjoyed my teammates, enjoyed being part of the community down there. I just took it as an experience and built upon it and improved myself as a quarterback and as a young man."
Henne has completed 51.6 percent of his 182 passes for 1,217 yards with 8 TDs and 5 INTs.
"I think I've improved. From last year the first three games, I felt I've improved," Henne said.
The Jaguars are having problems with drops, having problems with protections and Henne is missing throws. In other words they look a lot like the Dolphins did with Henne. Actually, in many respects they look a lot like the Dolphins do now.
Apparently, Henne has been keeping tabs on counterpart and replacement Ryan Tannehill. So what does he think of Miami's starting quarterbacK?
"I think he's done a great job for what he's been given," Henne said. "I think he's done well, he's handled the media well. I just wish him the best and hopefully he keeps improving."
[Practice update: WR Davone Bess and OLB Koa Misi sat out practice today. I'll update their injuries later.]