Dolphins Go As Far as Henne Can Take Them

This second preview of the day deals with the Miami Dolphins, a squad which has talent at various positions but significant question marks at the most important of all.


I am actually typing this as I watch a replay of the Dolphins-Panthers game from Friday night on NFL Network and Miami looked spectacular, amassing more than 300 yards of offense against a beleaguered Carolina defense in the first half.


For the most part, Miami is a really talented squad, especially with new acquisition Reggie Bush, who came over from New Orleans once the lockout ended.


Additionally, the Dolphins have such solid weapons as receivers Davone Bess, Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline, while tight end Anthony Fasano and kicker Dan Carpenter are key components to the Miami offense.


However, while Chad Henne did throw for nearly 200 yards in the first half against Carolina, his sporadic play has been cause for considerable concern in Miami as Dolphins fans throughout training camp lobbied for Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton.


I will say that if Henne comes through and performs to expectations Dolphins fans hope he can achieve, Miami could be a darkhorse playoff favorite in the AFC.


Of course, that is a major "if."


Defensively, the Dolphins have one of the best defensive lines in football with pillars such as Paul Soliai and Kendall Langford bring both size and power to a unit which was 11th in the NFL against the run in 2010.


While loquacious linebacker Channing Crowder has left for the time being, the Dolphins do retain Karlos Dansby in the linebacking corps who had three sacks and two forced fumbles last season and brings championship experience as he played for a Super Bowl crown with Arizona.


In the secondary, Sean Smith and Vontae Davis comprise a solid pair of cornerbacks while versatile Yeremiah Bell is a great asset to Miami's secondary as well.


With all of this said, while the Dolphins do have significant talent at every position, the onus is on Henne to make things right as reserve Matt Moore is generally not battle-tested, but did have some moments while playing for Carolina the past two years.


If Henne can continue to make wise decisions, the sky is the limit for this franchise so we shall see what happens.


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