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Henne Disputes Being Too Cautious

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports Chad Henne said Friday he thought the fact the Dolphins didn’t draft a quarterback was a sign of confidence in him. “But it’s not my job yet,” he said. “I’ll still have to compete” with a to-be-determined veteran. Henne — who was attending a charity event in honor of Jim Mandich, who died April 26 — believes he can succeed in new coordinator Brian Daboll’s offense: “I like it and I’m comfortable with it. I don’t know the whole offense yet, but it’s very diverse, and there a lot of things you can add to it.”

One change he especially likes: “Last year, we did five- or seven-step drops” on pass plays. “Now, we have three, five and seven. It keeps the defense on their toes. As a defensive back, you’re not looking at the quarterback’s feet as much.” Shorter drops at times will translate into quicker throws “and we’ll have shorter patterns.”

Henne disputes the notion that he was handicapped last year by a fear of making mistakes, pounded into him by coaches: “I don’t think I was ever afraid of mistakes. There are things I have to improve on, but I’m not going to change the way I play.”

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