Finally !!! What this team has needed for way too long under Parcells - SPEED.
Why did it take so long ?
The media made the BUSH trade sound like a mistake, but he is exactly what this team needs more than anything - speed out of the backfield, and Reggie Bush has looked tough running inside in his limited time so far. I just hope we use him more with the pass, and on screens, and to stretch the defense via 1st down RB "swing passes. this is where Bush will be a great weapon. Do not WASTE him trying to pound him up the middle on "sure" run downs. DaBoll's offense is MUCH BETTER than ole Dan Hennings... i think we all knew that he was hurting this team last year.
Henne has a lot more weapons with a healthy Marshall, Bush, and now Clyde running deep. Notice the safeties are playing further back each week, after seeing Clyde run by them. Hartline can get deep as well, and really help this team. We need Big Jake to get back quick, because the OLINE is still the problem area of this team. Now, I am not ready to anoint Henne as a "franchise QB" after 2 good quarters VS the worst team in the league last year, but he finally gave us a reason to believe that we have a chance in 2011.
More Speed on defense too - EDDS and Burnett the new inside LB's are going to be a big upgrade over Chrowder ! Notice how much quicker they both look. anyone notice how good JASON TAYLOR looked too ? He is going to be a big help this year in limited action.
Now - we just need a repeat performance vs Tampa ! Keep the offense going, quick passes and reads will keep Henne from making too many mistakes, and allow his confidence to grow... he is still the key to this team, and still has a tendency to throw bone headed picks ... but with all this added speed, he has a better chance.