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Henne Likely to Get Another Year as Fins Starter

It appeared during the offseason that Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne would lose his job as the starter.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, barring the acquisition of a quarterback, the chances of Henne being the starter in 2011 are greater than the chances he is replaced.

Despite the likelihood that nearly a dozen or so quarterbacks will be available once the league year kicks off, the Dolphins might be looking at only one or two as realistic competition for incumbent Chad Henne.

While most fans throw out names such as Kevin Kolb and Donovan McNabb as viable and preferable replacements to Henne as the starter, the truth is neither of those two is likely to end up in Miami.

McNabb seems best suited for a team such as Minnesota. The Vikings are a talented, veteran team with a young quarterback-in-waiting but a window of opportunity that is closing.

Kolb is expected to be available via trade – just not to the Dolphins. That trade doesn’t make sense for Miami because Kolb will likely cost a first-round pick and possibly more.


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One Response to “Henne Likely to Get Another Year as Fins Starter”

  1. Mike says:

    Henne should be the starter. The only options that I’d rather have would be VY or Kyle Orton, maybe Carson Palmer but I have my doubts about him. Henne played for an offensive coordinator that called very obvious plays. They didn’t let him make audibles or change routes. He does have some problems but the coaching staff hasn’t really seemed to address or fix any of that. He has made improvements each year that he’s been in the league and I assume he will continue to improve. Henne did overthrow receiver when they were running deep. They also weren’t true speed guys. Chad Henne never over threw Ted Ginn Jr, the only real deep threat he’s had in the pros. Henne also started to underthrow receivers on deeper routes, trying to accomodate for his over throws. He does need to improve on it but when your ‘deep threat’ is “sneaky fast” than it might even be hard for Henne to tell where Hartline would have been. Either way, Henne has made progress in a lack luster offense and has shown growth. He has more weapons around him now that can do more things and create mismatches, so hopefully he’ll be successful.

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