Well, it took long enough, but it's official. The Dolphins have hired Dan Henning as the team's offensive coordinator.
Henning was out of football in 2007, but was the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers from 2002-2006. With Henning as OC, the Panthers went to the Super Bowl and just narrowly failed to beat the Patriots in that game. He also helped develop guys like Jake Delhomme and Steve Smith into pro-bowlers.
What isn't known right now is if Henning will be the play caller. I suspect we'll find this one out in the near future.
But there is one thing that worries me. If Henning impressed enough to get hired in his interview, what the heck took so long? Clearly, he wasn't the top candidate for the job. That label would go to Pete Carmichael Jr, who turned down the job to stay with the Saints. The Dolphins also interviewed Hue Jackson. And personally, I would have rather seen Jackson get the job.
We also know that there may have been interest by the Dolphins in Giants' QB coach Chris Palmer. And after watching Eli Manning's performance this post-season, especially in yesterday's Super Bowl, I think I would have liked him to be the OC in Miami.
But, after all this talk, I guess I will again put my trust in Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland, and Tony Sparano and hope they know what they are doing. After all, they are the ones getting the big bucks.