Giving Thanks, for Chad Henne

24 Nov

On this day we give thanks for #7.

Why?

Because he’s our best quarterback. Because he can make more throws than anyone else we have. Because he’s got a winning record as our starter. Because 5 of his picks this year can be chalked up, at least in part, to receiver error. Because he’s still young as hell. Because he’s not the problem.

Why else?

Because Peyton Manning went 6-15 in his first 21 games as a starter. Because Peyton was nowhere near as accurate as Chad (59% to 63%). Because Peyton spent his entire first season with Marvin Harrison and the best receiving back in history, Marshall Faulk, while Chad had Teddy Ginn.

This day is about being thankful for what we have. Sometimes we take what we have for granted, and we bench what we have in favor of another thing we think we could have. But then that thing gets injured right away. And then the thing we had originally gets hurt. Then we’re left with yet another thing that’s just horrible. Then, perhaps when we really step back and look at it, that first thing was alright.

So here’s to being thankful for #7, the most legit thing to come along in Davie since ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ was canceled. And here’s a trip down memory lane, Chad’s 20-26 (77% completion) night against the Jets. Touch passes. Bullets. Bombs. Roll outs. A thing of beauty.

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5 Responses to “Giving Thanks, for Chad Henne”

  1. dolphinted November 25, 2010 at 2:40 am #

    Well said.
    Thanks for the research.

  2. Nando November 25, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    Agree. I fault Henne only that he throws the ball too late on a pattern making the receiver wait sometimes . But is it his fault when the defense allows the other team to drive down and score. Or our terrible special teams play. Or the play calling and the fact that the opposing team knows our plays.

  3. Babygirl November 25, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    Who doesn’t like the football game on the Holidays.. Happy Thanksgiving

  4. BillyBob November 25, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Are you freakin kidding ME? This is such wishful thinking! The only thing Henne has in common with Manning is that they both breath air. The problem with Miami fans is that they cannot see talent or talentless wasted roster spots with guys like Henne.

    • danewen November 25, 2010 at 10:00 am #

      Not saying Henne’s the next Manning. But a post like yours could easily have been written about Peyton after his 3-13 season. I suppose they could have yanked him and tried to get Jim Harbaugh into the lineup.

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