After last night’s news that fans were chanting “We Want Orton” at the 4th Dolphins practice of the year, I am 100% in belief that are watching Chad Henne’s last days in Miami. Actually there is no doubt in my mind about that and if I were a betting man I would lay a large sum of money on it. I would go as far to say Chad won’t be on the Dolphins opening day roster when the Fins host New England on Sep 12th.
This problem the Dolphins have currently with Chad Henne goes beyond on the field play. It’s a PR nightmare for an organization that has had a horrible year public relations wise. Forget the fact this team only won 1 home game last year, forget the fact the owner tried to replace his head coach before firing his head coach, and forget the fact that we have a list of B-list celebrities as minority owners; now we have a quarterback that nobody from the fans to the general manager to the head coach wants. And the world knows it.
Yes they tried to replace Henne with Kyle Orton and every media outlet had the deal as good as done. Not that Orton is the 2nd coming of Joe Montana, but he without a doubt is better than Henne. The organization raised the hopes of Dolphins fans, only to crush them by not delivering Orton. The back-up plan to this Matt Moore...nuff said.
Now we enter training camp, only a handful of practices, and Henne still making the same mistakes he has made in years past and showing no signs of improvement. This has nothing to do with play-calling or anything of the sort; no blaming Dan Henning for this. Henne is checking down in 7-on-7 drills and even 5-on-5 drills which is pretty much unheard of for any NFL quarterback.
So, later this week Matt Moore will be able to practice with the Dolphins finally and it is fully expected he will get many reps with the 1st team offense. The coaches have to see what Moore has and if he is ready because they know, hell we all know, what we have in Henne.What are the options and is Matt Moore an answer.
Maybe the Dolphins overpay and trade for Orton, maybe they convince Mike Brown to part with Carson Palmer, or maybe the Fins go and make a move for Marc Bulger or Jon Kitna, who knows. This I do know and you can take it to the bank…
AFTER TRAINING CAMP AND FOUR PRESEASON GAMES IF CHAD HENNE ISN’T THE DOLPHINS STARTING QUARTERBACK HEADING INTO THE SEASON, HE WILL ASK FOR HIS RELEASE FROM THE MIAMI DOLPHINS…and the Dolphins will give it to him.
Matt Leinart did it last year when he lost the job to Derek Anderson in Arizona and Brady Quinn (although traded) asked to be released by the Browns once he was told he wasn’t in their plans for the #1 job. Chad Henne is in that same boat now. The organization, coaches, and fans have turned on him and it’s beyond ugly. Chad Henne cannot survive this and we are watching his final days as a Miami Dolphin.