As many people know I have been incredibly critical of this organization. However,now that my two nemesis have left he team, I have a change of heart. Clearly, there should be no doubt in anyones mind how much of a disaster Chad Henne and Tony Sparano have been. I saw so much to be optimistic about today. Even though the Phins lost, they were 2 inches away from winning the game! That was the amount of space Clyde Gates needed to avoid a tackle and have a clear run to the end zone. Instead, he ends up on the ground, Matt Moore fumbles and the score is now 17-10 instead of 24-3. Oh Well.
However, that is not my point. Without Henne and Sparano, the team has life and there is a feeling that the team can actually score touch downs. Moore can scramble a little and is not afraid to throw the ball to a receiver that is not already 5 yds open. He KNOWS that Brandon Marshall is a beast and if you throw the ball near him, he can catch it!! Also, that pass to Bess near the end of the game was a beauty. Again, CH7 would never have even attempted that throw. With respect to Sparano, aka, Mr Field Goal, at the end of the first half, ahead 17-0, the team threw the ball and tried to add to the score. Every one knows Brady is not going to have 2 lousy halves so you might as well score while the team is on the move. There is ZERO chance that Sparano would have let Dabull make calls like that. It would have been run, run, run and PUNT!!
So, even though Matt Barkley is going to stay at USC, having M. Moore under center is not the end of the world. He has been consistently throwing the ball well and is playing like an above average QB. Henne is not, and never will be even an average QB. A solid Backup. But NOT a starting QB. So even though the team is going to be 5-11 or 6-10, they played much better the second half of the year. So, without Henne and Sparano, I am beginning to see the sun coming out. Can you see Justin Blackmon lining up with Brandon Marshall, D Bess in the slot and maybe draft a Dwyane Allen in the second round at tight end.
Ahhh, things may be looking a bit brighter now!!!!