Pennington will start for Dolphins, but Henne is the future

Chad Pennington rapped a playsheet against his aqua practice shorts, while roaming the sidelines to rap with his new teammates. Full Story
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Dave the Wave

Cape Coral, FL

#1 Aug 10, 2008
I was at the game and the big thing that bothers me about Henne is he locks onto the reciever he is throwing to and never looks at anyone else. I could pick out who he was going to throw to as soon as the ball was snapped. One Bess was wide open crossing the whole field and Henne never saw him as he was staring down Kircus
Cool

Hollywood, FL

#2 Aug 10, 2008
Pennington is the man...mark my words, best QB they have had since Marino!!
XXX

Bellmawr, NJ

#3 Aug 10, 2008
Hrrmm, I need to see a couple more games before I am willing to proclaim anyone the starter or the future.
voice of truth

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Aug 10, 2008
Cool wrote:
Pennington is the man...mark my words, best QB they have had since Marino!!
thats not saying much. especially when the Dolphins best receiver is uh.....Ronnie Brown!
Sean Hanity

North Royalton, OH

#5 Aug 10, 2008
hahaha...the dull-phins. What a joke of a team. They pick up every teams garbage and think that he'll be their next saviour.

2-14 at best. Team is a disgrace to the NFL and should lose their franchise. Pathetic fans and a scouting system that should be sent to high school.
TrojanOwl

United States

#6 Aug 10, 2008
Wow, Sean. Real mature post. One of the most storied franchises in the NFL should lose their spot because of a few years of down football, even though before that, was the most winning franchise in the NFL.
ANYWAY...
I agree with this article. Henne looked so poised out there, and I don't care if it was the 2nd or 3rd defense of Tampa. It's still a BIG step up from the Big 10. He looked focused, and cool as a cucumber the entire time. He threw the ball with the appropriate touch, and didn't force throws. I even thought that sideline pass to Bess was great, Bess had both hands on it, he's got to make that catch. The future of our backfield looks bright. Henne, Ronnie, and Boomer
ginalog

Lynn Haven, FL

#7 Aug 10, 2008
Is Henne 2 inches taller than Beck or are they both about the same height? Omar had reported early that Beck has a hard time seeing over the line but Henne does not even though they are same height. This article states that Henne is 5 years younger and 2 inches taller. Which one is it?
Wild Bill

United States

#8 Aug 10, 2008
Read it again and pay attention
ginalog wrote:
Is Henne 2 inches taller than Beck or are they both about the same height? Omar had reported early that Beck has a hard time seeing over the line but Henne does not even though they are same height. This article states that Henne is 5 years younger and 2 inches taller. Which one is it?
JAK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Aug 10, 2008
I haven't read one article, or post about Jake Long. He went against last year's #4 pick Gaines Adams and erased him. How about Merling and Langford? Both those guys looked good to me too.

And while it's too early to Judge Beck or Henne, I know what I see, and Henne can play. We all can see it.

So let him learn this year, et Pennington lead us to a 5-11 or 6-10 season; and with another top 10 pick in next years draft, plus Wash's #2, we're finally on track
Max

Banner Elk, NC

#10 Aug 10, 2008
Brett Farve will have two incredible games against the Dolphins in an otherwise unremarkable season. He will be known as the latest "Dolphin killer". Next year the Dolphins will sign him as the latest, in a long line known as the "bridge to the future.
Hopeful Dolfan

Buffalo, NY

#11 Aug 10, 2008
This article has a couple of falsities regarding the differences in measurements between Beck and Henne, at least as measured at their respective NFL combines.

Beck's height was 6' 2 1/8".
Henne's height was 6' 2 7/8".

Beck's hand size was 9 3/4".
Henne's hand size was 9".

Beck is 4 years older than Henne, minus 1 1/2 months. Beck was born on 8/27/81, and Henne was born on 7/02/85.

Sounds to me like another example of the media's agenda to champion Henne. Big-school bias, new kid on block bias, who knows. But Beck also has the potential to be a very good pro. Certainly Henne CANNOT be assumed to be any more of a sure thing at this early stage!
Sean Hanity

North Royalton, OH

#12 Aug 10, 2008
TrojanOwl wrote:
Wow, Sean. Real mature post. One of the most storied franchises in the NFL should lose their spot because of a few years of down football, even though before that, was the most winning franchise in the NFL.
ANYWAY...
I agree with this article. Henne looked so poised out there, and I don't care if it was the 2nd or 3rd defense of Tampa. It's still a BIG step up from the Big 10. He looked focused, and cool as a cucumber the entire time. He threw the ball with the appropriate touch, and didn't force throws. I even thought that sideline pass to Bess was great, Bess had both hands on it, he's got to make that catch. The future of our backfield looks bright. Henne, Ronnie, and Boomer
Ummm..does 1974 mean anything, except the year I was born?? Dull-fins, sooooo bad. Can u sy...never win another super bowl?? I sure can.
Steve

AOL

#13 Aug 10, 2008
All the Fins QB's stink. All the WR's stink. The TE stinks. The OL stinks. The entire defense stinks. The rookie HC stinks. All they have are a couple RB's. Can you say 1-15? AGAIN?
JBCFINFAN

Orlando, FL

#14 Aug 10, 2008
I was originally against getting Pennington, but that was because I thought we might have to give up a draft pick. Getting this Chad for just his salary is OK, but the other Chad, who played last night, really opened my eyes. I think we have a real one. I think we are finally going in the right direction, GO DOLPHINS!
Marino

Boise, ID

#15 Aug 10, 2008
Hopeful Dolfan wrote:
This article has a couple of falsities regarding the differences in measurements between Beck and Henne, at least as measured at their respective NFL combines.
Beck's height was 6' 2 1/8".
Henne's height was 6' 2 7/8".
Beck's hand size was 9 3/4".
Henne's hand size was 9".
Beck is 4 years older than Henne, minus 1 1/2 months. Beck was born on 8/27/81, and Henne was born on 7/02/85.
Sounds to me like another example of the media's agenda to champion Henne. Big-school bias, new kid on block bias, who knows. But Beck also has the potential to be a very good pro. Certainly Henne CANNOT be assumed to be any more of a sure thing at this early stage!
Great point shooting down this so called journalist article. Hey Ethan, have you ever heard of reporting the facts. I can't believe the bias in the South Florida media against John Beck. They act like Henne threw 4 touchdowns last night. Beck had a higher completion percentage 5/9 compared to 5/10. You media guys just keep drinking the Henne kool-aid.
old qb

Clayton, NC

#16 Aug 10, 2008
Pretty bold statement by Ethan after one preseason game. Three more games to go and anything can happen. Beck is not a rifle arm type of guy but can he be accurate and not make mistakes. We all know CP's arm strength is not good. Henne is the rookie.
Shula

Boise, ID

#17 Aug 10, 2008
"But Henne looks different in the pocket. And the critical statistics favor his ascent. Four years younger, two inches taller, two larger hands. Plus, he was picked by the three men that matter now: Bill Parcells, Jeff Ireland, Tony Sparano. That trio has given Beck every shot to showcase himself this summer, even though he doesn't fit the typical profile of a quarterback they would draft." Hey Ethan you ought to get your facts right when writing an article. Beck has bigger hands than Henne and is only 1/2" shorter. You act like Henne threw 4 touchdowns last night. Last year in pre-season Beck threw a touchdown against the Bucs. Do you remember that? So what is the typical profile of a quarterback Parcells and company would draft. Maybe you ought to look at 6'2" Tony Romo. You Miami media guys can't stop drinking the Henne Kool-aid.

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Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#18 Aug 10, 2008
If Pennington has such a horrible "long ball," why would Parcells take a chance with him?
Steve B

Ocala, FL

#19 Aug 10, 2008
If arm strength was so important how did Bob Griese win 2 superbowls? I will take a knowledgable quarterback with accuracy and timimg over a guy with a big arm and small head.
JAK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Aug 10, 2008
Steve B wrote:
If arm strength was so important how did Bob Griese win 2 superbowls? I will take a knowledgable quarterback with accuracy and timimg over a guy with a big arm and small head.
Different era, but you know how they won those Superbowls right? Griese threw 7 times in one of those games and less than 15 in the other. They ad a KILLER offensive line and an AWESOME defense. Heck, they were so good they could have gone undefeated with a washed up, 38 year old BACKUP QB if they had to :)

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