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Need to draft a QB now. (My first blog)

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Phinvader Bill, Nov 10, 2010.

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  1. Phinvader Bill

    Phinvader Bill The all new Mr. Event

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    Now, we HAVE to draft a QB. You do not make a QB change like this mid season unless for whatever reason, you are convinced the young QB is not the guy. Chad Pennington is one injury away from having his career ended. Add to that, even if he is able to finish the season injury free, is he the starter next year? I would have to say no. If they were sold on Thigpen, then he would be starting, not Pennington. So, instead of using our first draft pick to get the fastest WR available to stretch the field, (Why did we cut Ted Ginn?) we will need to use it on a QB. I do not want to bring in another QB retread.


    So, now we have Chad Pennington starting. He is known for all the dink and dunk passes that everyone was so critical of Henne for. BUT, Henne can throw deep. Let's be honest...Henne has been handcuffed the entire time. He is not being told to throw deep, and Henning does not allow him to call audibles.


    I am a Henne supporter, but with this move, I don't see how we can put him back as the starter. This has shattered his confidence, and I doubt he recovers. Not with this team anyway. He will have to be traded (Buffalo needs a QB) and here we go again with our QB woes. Add Henne to the long list of failed QB projects since Marino retired.


    So, how can we move forward? Henning has to go. Plain and simple. His playcalling has gone from weak wince to head scratcher to face palm to putting your head through a wall. The Dolphins have made several moves today. Let Henning's firing come today please. Let David Lee finish the season as interim OC. He can run Henning's system because he and the players know it. There's nothing wrong with the system. Its the play calling. Maybe someone calling the plays who wasn't old when dirt was young would make a difference.


    So, maybe Miami squeaks into the playoffs, and gets their butts kicked. How is this productive? We are heading down the road to another 1-15 season unless Henning goes, and the Phins bring in another QB. Pennington is NOT the answer. He's a band aid on a broken bone, and the broken bone is Henning.
     
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  2. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho -=| Censored |=- Club Member

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    The draft isn't for another 5 months
     
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  3. Phinvader Bill

    Phinvader Bill The all new Mr. Event

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    Thank you for that report from the department of the obvious.
     
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  4. RalphX19X

    RalphX19X >:)

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    I agree somewhat. Christian Ponder seems like a solid fit.
     
  5. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    I don't understand the move either. The only thing I can think of is perhaps the locker room is losing confidence in Henne. Penne is definitely a more respected guy among the players, and I believe he can get more out of them. But long term, I think Sparano & co just screwed the pooch. If we were going to sacrifice long term goals for a quick boost, why not sign Randy Moss. Sure he's old and a potential head ache, but he's a bigger upgrade than Pennington/Henne or Al Harris/Jason Allen. I'm going to scratch a bald spot into my head if someone doesn't explain this to me...
     
  6. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

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    I have already pulled my hair out. It just doesn't make sense for the team. It makes sense for the coaches because maybe Pennington can pull out some wins and save their asses but I hope Stephen Ross sees through that and still fires them all minus Nolan.
     
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  7. gilv13

    gilv13 Well-Known Member

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    Here comes the "lets trade our 1st, 3rd and Ronnie Brown to move up and grab Andrew Luck" threads........
     
  8. Phinvader Bill

    Phinvader Bill The all new Mr. Event

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    Really. :no:
     
  9. CitizenSnips

    CitizenSnips hmm.

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    We probably did. We were behind the titans in the waiver claim. we couldnt have got him.
     
  10. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    Easy. You just do it.

    Is it not possible this helps him down the line?

    He doesn't have to be traded to anyone, especially Buffalo. How is he a failed QB project anyway?
     
  11. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    The Phins didn't put a claim in. I think that's what he's trying to say
     
  12. Colorado Dolfan

    Colorado Dolfan ...dirty drownin' man?

    We were 18th... The Titans were 23rd... If we made a claim, we would have gotten him... Only the Titans even put in a claim.
     
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  13. Darrelle Revis

    Darrelle Revis I BELIEVE!

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    Kellen Clemens anyone?
     
  14. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    I would take Trent Edwards over Kellen Clemens.
     
  15. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    I would take neither.
     
  16. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    No he doesnt.
     
  17. mroz

    mroz Tua tua tua choo choo tua tua tua choo choo Club Member

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    COuldn't agree more with what you just wrote. The Fins front office blew the Moss thing.. again..
     
  18. mroz

    mroz Tua tua tua choo choo tua tua tua choo choo Club Member

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    Would love to have him!!!! cleaning my toilets.
     
  19. mroz

    mroz Tua tua tua choo choo tua tua tua choo choo Club Member

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    I'd do it... :omg:
     
  20. bbqpitlover

    bbqpitlover Well-Known Member

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    Damn right this was a wise move, Henne has been playing like crap lately. I too like Henne but the bottom line is winning games. Listen when was the last time Henne threw a Td ?
    Henne is a grown man who plays football I am sure his little feelings getting hurt will not shatter his confidence, if his recent play hasn't shattered his confidence nothing will. Henne can still be the future but he needs to take a step back and evaluate the game.
    Good luck to Penny.
     
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  21. Speedy

    Speedy Dolfan forever! :-)

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    I have to agree. You have to win games, that's what it's all about actually. I hope Henne can get back and be the QB we hope he will, but for now it's Pennington and I like this move. I have to admit, after the second INT during the Baltimore game, I thought: "Why don't we bring in Pennington right now?" I lost a little confidence in Henne over the last games.
     
  22. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    lets focus non salvaging this season. henne is history, the QB possibilities will be dealt with in a timely manner.
     
  23. CaribPhin

    CaribPhin Guest

    oh god no!
     
  24. Roman529

    Roman529 Senior Member

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    My sleeper mid-round pick for the Phins in 2011:

    QB, Colin Kaepernick, Nevada...You Tube him if you haven't seen or heard of him....good size and speed.
     
  25. xphinfanx

    xphinfanx Stay strong my friends.

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    I disagree this doesn't mean they have to draft a new QB it is part of a learning curve.
    Hopefully Henne will see more of the game from watching for a bit and come back out HUNGRY.
     
  26. Phinvader Bill

    Phinvader Bill The all new Mr. Event

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    I hope so too, but I'm not holding my breath
     

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