Our offense has been horrible this season as we all know, and there are 2 sides as to whom is at fault: Henne..... or Henning. What may people are disregarding is the fact that Henning (with Penny) had an entire offseason to prepare for the 09 season. Our 1st three games were a mirror image of what we're seeing & complaining about now. We began 0-3 and experienced an offense's inability to either score points or convert drives into TDs rather than FGs. We're experiencing the same lack-of-production problems now that we saw in 08 and the beginning of 09. Nothing's changed since we hired Henning except the fact that he used a gimmick Wildcat to aid his garbage offensive philosophy & play-calling against a piss-poor 08 schedule that made us seem more productive than we really were. That's a fact, and it only takes looking at our 08 schedule below to see the proof. How productive were we in 08 out of our base offense? Not very, or else we wouldn't have needed the WC to begin with, especially considering we faced roughly 10 of the worst defenses in the NFL. 2009 (Henning & Penny) Game 1: Atlanta- 7 points vs a defense that allowed 20 pts/game on the season (score came at the end of game so it was pretty much meaningless) Game 2: Indy- we had the ball for 45 minutes and could only score 23 points (3 FGs) vs a team that gave up 19 pts/game. Game 3: SD- only scored 6 points through 3 qtrs while Penny was in vs team that allowed 20 pts/game. 2008 Pre-Wildcat: Game 1: Jets: 14 pts vs 18th ranked scoring D that averaged 22 pts/ game (7 came in late 4th qtr prevent). Game 2: Cards: 10 pts vs 28th ranked scoring D who gave up 27 pts/game (7 points came in 4th qtr when down by 27). With WC Game 3: Pats- unveiled the WC to beat a Bradyless team. Enough said. Won't be a WC to bail out Henning any more. Game 4: Chargers- 17 points vs 15th ranked scoring D that gave up 22 pts/game and was RIDDLED with injury when we played them. Game 5. Texans- 28 pts vs the 27th ranked scoring D who allowed 25 pts/game. (53 yard TD deep middle to Cobbs- guess he didn't drop that one, 80 yard TD by Cobbs from a short pass. Ronnie deep right for 39 yards leading to a score. Where is that this year?) Game 6: Balt- 13 points vs 2nd ranked scoring D that averaged 15 pts/game. (2 FGs). Game 7: Buffalo- 25 pts vs 14th ranked scoring D that allowed 21 pts/game. (3 FGs & a Safety). Game 8: Denver- 26 pts vs 30th ranked scoring defense that allowed 28 pts/game (4 FGs). Game 9: Seattle- 21 pts vs 25th ranked scoring D that allowed 25 pts/game. (2 big TD runs via WC) Game 10: Oakland- 17 pts vs 24th ranked D that gave up 24 pts/game. (1 TD was 40 yard end around to Ginn. 220 rushing yards. Don't have that threat this year). Game 11: Patriots- 28 pts against Bradyless team who blew us out. (1st TD was thanks to a short field, the WC, and a 15 yard personal foul. 3rd TD- Ginn picks up 46 chunk yards on a deep pass to set up the TD. Where's our deep threat this year?) Game 12: Rams- 16 pts vs 31st ranked scoring D that gave up 29 pts/game (3 FGs, 0 TDs by Penny, 149 yards rushing) Game 13: Bills- 16 pts vs team that allowed 21 pts/game. (3 FGs) Game 14: 49ers- 14 pts vs 23rd ranked D that gave up 24 pts/game. (Derrick Martin 61 yard TD. Where is that deep TE threat this year?) Game 15: KC- 38 pts against 29th ranked D that gave up 28 pts/game. (Our Ground game: 168 yards, 5.6 ave, 2 TDs. Martin 1 TD. Opening play: Cobbs 60 yard KO return followed by Ginn 31 yard end around TD) Game 16: Jets (pre Rex Ryan)- 24 pts (7 pts from Merling INT. Ginn: 27 yd TD, 44 yard flea flicker not dropped liked Hartline). Game 17: Ravens- 9 pts (6 of which came in prevent defense in last 2 minutes when game was already over) -In 2008, and the first 3 games of 09, there were 13 times that we UNDERPERFORMED based on what our opponents averaged giving up per game. In these 13 games we underperformed by a whopping total of 100 pts. -Only 7 times did we exceed our opposing defenses pt/game average. 2 games were only 3 points above, and 2 games were 4 pts above. This 7 game total was 52 points above our opponents' point/game average. That's 20 games with Henning and Penny together. All total (including the WC contribution), we underperformed in 65% of our games!!!...... with a total net points of (-)48 vs our opponents' average allowed!!! I'm sorry, but that's not acceptable. People blaming Henne for our problems need to look at the cold, hard facts above. THIS IS ALLLLLLL ON THE OC (and Sparano to some degree as well). We've had 2.5 years for our coaches to find an identity on offense and have yet to do so. This is on THEM. 2 years of that was spent tinkering with & drafting for a temporary WC that had no impacting future. Our coaches ignore playing to our player's strengths (all the way down to not running behind Long)..... and we don't draft to maximize the performance of the players who ARE our future. This is absolutely frustrating! We're a few pieces away from having a top notch offense, yet our staff is striving to become the bland Carolina Panthers instead. I still hope we win Sunday. 2-0.