Bills Parcells reportedly "disappointed" in Chad Henne
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 10, 2010 7:31 PM ET
A training camp that started sunny in Miami has given way to an increasing number of dark clouds over the Dolphins franchise. Add this comment from NFL.com's Vic Carucci to the mix:
"I will say, for whatever weight this carries, that Bill Parcells is very disappointed in [Chad Henne]," Carucci said on WEEI on Friday. "But that's not what made Bill resign his position or anything."
Unfortunately, the show's hosts cut Carucci off with jokes before the listeners could learn more, but the point was made. Carucci is tight with Parcells, and you can be sure those concerns extend throughout the upper brass of the organization.
There have been other red flags for Miami over the last month. Parcells abruptly left. Much-hyped rookie linebacker Koa Misi lost his starting job. Cornerback Sean Smith lost his job to Jason Allen. The offensive line is unsettled.
None of these issues are backbreakers; it's only the preseason. But they combine to make a team that should be on the rise enter the season with a lot of bad vibes.
Henne's development is the key. He slogged through an inconsistent preseason and training camp, dimming some of my optimism that the Dolphins were going to be a playoff team this year.
I still think Henne can be a very good NFL starter. But Carucci's statements make you wonder whether we'll going to hear more columns touting Chad Pennington for the starting job if the Dolphins start slowly.
Henne will be on a super short leash. Sparano and Ireland need to win now. If they dont make the playoffs, Ross will can everyone and bring in his own guys. I see pennington in starting by week 3 or 4. And being that it would be an even year, watch out for CP
[QUOTE=John_0515;3726544]The Pennington whispers have been going on for about a month now.
Look for Penny to come in relief of Henne, should the Dolphins start out poorly.
Miami does have a history of starting off strongly, and then tapering off towards the end of the year.[/QUOTE]
IMO this is due in large part to the huge home field advantage afforded by early season home games in the South Florida heat and humidity. Visiting teams simply run out of gas in the 2nd half because they are not accustomed to the heat. This season the Fins do not have a home daytime game until Week 7 October 24 v. Pitt. this does not bode well for the Fins typical strong start.
Honestly. Have I been sleeping under a rock for 5 years? Where in the hell has all this fear of Chad Henne becoming a top quarterback come from? A pedestrian 12 TD's and 14 INT's last year. This guy is the epitome of average, and will never hurt the Jets. I think you guys are forgetting......
[QUOTE=Joe W. Namath;3726590]Henne will be on a super short leash. Sparano and Ireland need to win now. If they dont make the playoffs, Ross will can everyone and bring in his own guys. I see pennington in starting by week 3 or 4. And being that it would be an even year, watch out for CP[/QUOTE]
i think your right, maybe you should go home and put on sweater.