It's time to stir the pot. Why? Because it's fun to do - and because there's certainly reason to do so.
Every Dolphins fan would clearly like to believe that Chad Henne is indeed the team's future franchise quarterback. Love him or hate him, I don't see any reason why a true Dolphins fan wouldn't want Henne to become a star and solve the long-term QB problem in Miami.
But since last September, we've really only seen one solid showing out of Henne. And that was during garbage time of a blow-out loss to the Arizona Cardinals last year - the 22nd ranked pass defense in 2008. In that game, Henne completed 7 of 12 passes for 67 yards on his lone drive which resulted in a touchdown run by Ronnie Brown. Henne should have actually had a TD pass - but Ronnie dropped the pass from Henne. Regardless, he did lead a TD drive.
But in the 2009 preseason, Henne has been a bit of a disappointment. He's shown he does have a very strong arm. But he's been inaccurate with his throws, has been caught staring down his receivers, has held on to the ball too long at times, and has made some terrible decisions. His numbers this preseason aren't great, either. He's completed 19 of 35 passes (54%) for 224 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions - resulting in a QB rating of 69.2.
More importantly, though, is the fact that I haven't seen anything out of Chad Henne to convince me that he is indeed the long-term answer at quarterback. Some fans are convinced that Henne is going to be a star. I just don't see it right now. Now don't get me wrong - I'm not saying he's not going to be good, either. I am just yet to see what so many other fans claim to see out of Henne that makes them think that not only is he going to be great, but that he should be starting right now.
And that leads me to our weekend poll. Do you feel that Chad Henne is the Dolphins' long-term solution at quarterback? Are you confident that Henne will end up being at least a very solid starting quarterback? Vote in the poll and then leave your comments below...