Quarterbacks, they say, are like fine wines. They take time to develop and they both get better with age. And like a wine being better with a nice piece of steak or a great dish of pasta, quarterbacks are better when they are given protection and weapons.
Our QB, John Congemi, is here to tell you that the Dolphins young quarterback, Chad Henne, is on his way. With a solid offensive line and with help from the running game, he thinks that Henne and the Fins offense have a chance to help lead this team back into the win column:
Guest Blog, by John Congemi
Just a couple of weeks ago, the Miami Dolphins were 2-0 and riding high after road victories against Buffalo and Minnesota, and everyone was praising the confident play of quarterback Chad Henne. After home losses to the Jets and the Pats, though, the excitement and optimism have faded a bit, and Dolphin fans aren’t sure what to make of their team.
I’m here to say this: please be patient with your team and your quarterback! Henne has all of the qualities to lead this offense and win football games for the Miami Dolphins. He’s the type of player that leads by his play, and when asked, can win a game by throwing the football.
The best thing that could have happened to Chad this past week was to have the bye week, so that he could sit back and analyze his play with coordinator Dan Henning and veteran backup Chad Pennington! Both of these men have the knowledge and the experience to focus on what Chad has done well and they will also point out where he can improve.
Henne is not close to becoming the finished product that we all want to see. He still needs the running game, like most quarterbacks do, to help him move the football, and become a reliable weapon for this offense. This will become more important this week against Green Bay. Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams will need to be productive and shoulder some of the load on offense. If they can get some chunk yards and run the football with consistency, it will take away some of the attempts from the passing game.
Henne will also need to focus in on Brandon Marshall early to make it easier for Davone Bess and Anthony Fasano in the middle of the field. Balance can only be achieved if the offensive line can move people at the point of attack. If those things happen, Chad Henne’s job will become that much easier and his rate of success will be that much higher!
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