To all those who thought this was a Henne Hate post, sorry to burst your bubble! -I love all my fins!!
As I was gardening today, pondering what would happen with the QB situation there in Miami, I realized one absolute truth. The Dolphins WILL bring in another quarterback during the offseason. What Miami lost this season was a quality back-up in CP10. He was Miami's safety net, and if remained healthy I thought we had the best 1,2 quarterback combo next to Vick/Kolb, but now its pretty much all Henne. Our coaches instilled great confidence in him last year as he showed flashes of brilliance, leading the team in exciting 4th quarter comeback victories (I still get butterflies thinking about that patriots game towards the end of the season) by naming him the starter before training camp began. I think they still have confidence in him and aren't ready to give up just yet, as he's still starting over Tyler Thigpen. He still has a lot of learning to do, obviously, he's still young. I'd like to see a pump fake out of him for once maybe, but he's doing his part by taking responsibility for his mistakes, not blaming the playcalling, not blaming the receivers, and he is wanting to grow. The coaches like that, i can tell ya.
The question is where will we turn for adding a new QB? Will we test the pool of free agents, or draft and develop a(nother) QB?
Now, how the rest of the season plays out I think will say a lot about what direction the dolphins go with acquiring said new quarterback, as will what options are available. For example, if Miami makes it deep into the playoffs, confidence in Henne will be renewed and a quarterback will probably be taken either late in the draft, or sign a cheap free agent. If this season tanks however, we will probably be more aggressive to find someone who can compete during the offseason. If a quality quarterback is available, I wouldnt be surprised to see Miami go after him to create some competition either in free agency or on the draft board.
Bottom line, Henne has shown he CAN win games, so I think he stays. The Dolphins do need another back-up QB however. I say let the season play out then make a decision as theres a lot of football left to be played, and theres still a chance at some greatness :) But just for fun, what do you think? Free agent, or draft?
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