Let me start off by saying, if Brandon Marshall never said it, no one would have. None of us outside the Dolphin locker room aside from some of the beat writers knows whats going on. Brandon finally opened our eyes and ears and let us in on why Henne stunk this year and why the offense did so poorly ASIDE from the o-line issues. I'm happy he spoke up and he has earned the right to given his play. We gave up 2 2nd rounders and a ton of money to use this guy, and the QB is too scared to bc the coach micro manages everything.
I couldn't figure it out for the life of me why Henne was playing so poorly and then I realized for certain its the coaches. I mean just last year he led us to a couple of game winning drives and I couldn't figure out where the difference and change came from and its that as a 1st yr starter, he wasn't scared to make mistakes because not a lot was asked of him. Now with all the pressure from the coaches, any incomplete pass he has David Lee and TS yelling down his throat. Jason Taylor said it best, when someone on the Jets makes a mistake, they tell him what he did wrong, how to fix it, and pat him on the back and tell him to go out there. Here, we harp on the mistakes so much that TS has his players very tight on the field, just as the Niners have claimed that Singletary does.
Now, can TS learn and change, sure. But will he and how soon? And is Henne already too programmed to be a robot or can he be reprogrammed at such a young age? I blame this mostly on David Lee, TS, and Henning and a little on Henne for not saying, F*k you this isn't getting it done, and do things a little different. I keep thinking of the movie "Any Given Sunday" where Jamie Foxx found ways to get it done and go against the coach and eventually they praised him for it because it worked!
Now, we all know by now we don't really have a chance with Cowher, Harbaugh is most likely going to SF, and no one really wants Gruden. But what about JEFF FISHER. Just like last year, we didn't have a DC until Nolan miraculously fell in our laps. Maybe we can get another lucky break and have Fisher come in and bring
his OC with him. I know it sounds crazy, but I think had we been able to get a guy like Harbaugh, he would've been able to fix Henne given he was a former QB and how well he has developed Luck.
Personally, now I see why teams under Tony Sparano fail come december bc they are so scared to screw up, they stop having fun and playing football. Can't play scared or else you will defiitely make mistakes. I never once wanted Sparano gone until I heard the players come out and say what they have. This should open all our eyes and realize that this guy either needs to change his coaching style or needs to find a new job.
I might be one of a few Henne supporters left, but I will say give this guy one shot under a new OC and QB coach because just about any QB in his 2nd and 3rd year in the NFL would've screwed up under this coaching style and especially with this O-line. Not saying he has earned a second chance, but I think we have to admit that the difference between Thigpen and Henne is Thigpen was coached at KC and other teams and isn't soooo scared to make mistakes like Henne is. Hell, bring back Marino to be our QB coach!. Who else better to learn from then the best QB ever!