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John Congemi: Chad Henne and Missed Opportunities

Posted By Jesse Agler On December 6, 2010 @ 1:45 pm In Football | 6 Comments

[1]There are obviously plenty of things to discuss when it comes to the Dolphins 13-10 loss to the Browns. For most folks, though, it all boils down to the play of the quarterback. Yesterday, the Dolphins QB, Chad Henne, threw three interceptions, including a semi-flukey one that lead to the Browns’ game-winning field goal. Our own QB, John Congemi, breaks down what he saw from Henne yesterday and gives us a glimpse of what could have been…

Guest Blog, by John Congemi:

As Cleveland and Miami traded punts and mistakes, it was the Dolphins that found a way to lose with a last minute turnover that gave the Browns the victory. Chad Henne will take most of the blame in this loss and that comes with the position he plays.

His numbers were very pedestrian (16/32 174 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions) but it’s the turnovers and the plays that he didn’t execute that left the Dolphins offense looking limited. We can look at yesterday’s game and say that Henne didn’t make enough plays to win. The underthrow to Brian Hartline was an easy touchdown because he had clearly beaten CB Joe Haden by five yards on the route. He also missed a man coverage opportunity to Davone Bess down the middle of the field because he led his receiver up the field instead of throwing the football out in front of him. Those are just two plays, but they are game-changing, scoring chances that teams count on for points!

Let’s face the fact that the running game is not what it should be, and this offensive line has been very average with all of their injuries. I was looking for Chad Henne to come out vs Cleveland and take advantage of the momentum he built against Oakland. That didn’t happen and the Dolphins lost a game that they desperately needed to win. Henne had some good moments yesterday, like letting it rip to Anthony Fasano on the-11 yard touchdown throw, but overall it was still the lack of big plays in a game where all you needed to do was connect on one to change the outcome!

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