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''Every quarterback is waiting for their chance. I'm anxious,'' Henne said. ``Chad is a tremendous quarterback, but I'm going to keep competing each day. I'll keep pressing him every day. Obviously, I don't want to wait too long. But it's a tremendous opportunity to learn the first couple of years and not get thrown under the bus.''
Though he didn't throw a pass in a game after the Week 2 blowout loss to Arizona, Henne said he improved his ``anticipation of throws, getting the ball out a lot quicker and identifying defenses. I've learned a tremendous amount from Chad, the way he carries himself as a leader.''
Henne did five to 10 extra hours of work per week to help Pennington, primarily breaking down film of opponents. That helped him learn techniques of cornerbacks, among other things. Henne also attended meetings that Pennington held twice a week with receivers and once a week with linemen.
Though rookies Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco were starters, ''I think I'm learning more than they are,'' Henne said. ``When my time comes, I'll be ready.''