Time to Put Dan Henning Out to Pasture

11 Nov

I’ll put up the first $20. If Dolphin Nation all chips in we can grab a nice piece of land in Kentucky, throw a cozy picket fence around it, and let Dan Henning make cute, little baby offensive coordinators for the rest of his days.

Now pushing 70, Henning has certainly put in his time in the coaching world. He nabbed a pair of Super Bowl rings while coordinating for the Redsins in the ’80s. helped get the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl during his six seasons there. Heck, he even enjoyed a comeback when his reintroduction of The Wildcat briefly set the league on fire.

But just glancing at Henning, it’s clear that he is past his prime. His gallop isn’t as sprightly. Seeing him up in the booth, dialing up plays while a jockey furiously whips him in the ribs, it just doesn’t make sense anymore.

If Henning breaks his leg one of these weeks we all know what it will mean. None of us want to see him put down, live on the Jumbotron, after yet another seven field goal game.

This is why the time is now to put him out to stud. A few lovely mares to keep him company, all the feed he can eat, and rolling bluegrass hills as far as the eye can see.

And far, far away from Davie.

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7 Responses to “Time to Put Dan Henning Out to Pasture”

  1. Shashiaj November 11, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    I Concur! He has to go…
    If you rush for 6.6 yards a carry again Baltimore (as an example), you have to keep doing it until they stop you. I’m not an OC, but evern *I* know that. You Do Not try to dial up the passing game.

    I really see Henning gone at the end of the year (at the least in MIA).


  2. danewen November 11, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    Agreed. After that All-Ronnie Brown drive to tie the game? 38 passing plays, 5 rushing. Insane.

    Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose!

  3. Chris November 11, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    lets also add that henning had little to do with the wildcat, except for misusing it this year.
    That was all the QBcoach, lee.

    • danewen November 11, 2010 at 10:54 am #

      Good point. Lee suggested it.

  4. Bobby November 11, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I agree as well but we also need a new GM. Someone to come in and overhaul all of Parcell’s mistakes.

    • danewen November 11, 2010 at 10:56 am #

      Bobby, I agree that the problem is bigger than Henning. Thanks for stopping by The Bottlenose!

  5. AquaMan November 11, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    I’m not so sure about the pasture….perhaps the glue factory would be a better choice! But, why wait until the end of the season. Do it now…and promote David Lee!!

    And if Mayor Sparano can’t muster the courage to send him there soon, he needs to retire to Sesame Street. However, that’s not his M.O. …it’s not safe enough.

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