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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