Posted: 3/20/2012 1:52:50 AM
Originally Posted by Yuddles
His raw talent. He has great size for a QB and he has a STRAIGHT CANNON for an arm. He can throw bullets on the run too.
I blame most of his failures from two years ago on the offensive coordinator Dan Henning. How can a young quarterback succeed when he is not allowed to call audibles at the line, only two or three receiver plays are called, and the wildcat kept being called which took Henne out of rhythm ALL the time.
Look how Henne tore it up early in the year last year, week 1 against the Pats he lit them up to no end. (Yeah the Pats D sucks I know) However strictly from a talent standpoint, Henne has all the tools that a top 10 QB needs.
The biggest problem with Henne is what is going on inside his head. He struggles a lot in crunch time and doesn't seem to be a true leader. I also place some of the blame of that on the coaching staff (not all, but some.) It always seemed to me that the staff wanted him to fail and never gave him the confidence he needed. I wish Sparano would have stood up and said "Chad Henne is our quarterback. Win or lose, this is the guy our whole team is going to stand behind. THIS IS OUR GUY." He never did that, he always seemed to be throwing off-hand insults to him.
Maybe its the fact that Henne by far has the best tools the Fins had at QB since Marino. Maybe its the fact that Henne grew up 10 minutes from where I live, I'm not exactly sure. I truly feel if somebody will actually back this guy and give him a truly fair shake, that he has what it takes to be a top ten QB.
Will it ever happen? - Time will tell, but I wish nothing but success for Henne and I wouldn't even mind if he lit up the Fins the next time he faces them. I just hope he gets his head on straight and obtains the confidence that he lacks and takes his game to the next level.