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Week 1 vs. BUF
Passing: 21 - 34, 182 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / -1 / 0
Henne had all kinds of time to throw, but mostly chose to make short throws to Brandon Marshall early and Davone Bess late. He underthrew Marshall badly when he got behind the defense, but Marshall also dropped the ball. Henne did make a nice throw to Anthony Fasano over the middle down to the one-yard line to set up the Dolphins only TD. Those hoping for a big step forward from Henne this year are going to be let down as this game was conducive to a breakout and Henne looked mediocre.
Week 2 vs. MIN
Passing: 9 - 15, 114 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / 0 / 0
First throw, deep to Marshall, right on target for a 46 yard gain. Missed an open Marshall in end zone, short throw, miscommunication. Nice TD pass to Hartline, used shallow target (Brown) as decoy to put it over defender in the end zone --- well played. Nice deep accuracy. Numbers will continue to be muted in run oriented offense. Good protection against a very tough defense. Dealing with more pressure late in the game, really shut him down.
Week 3 vs. NYJ
Passing: 26 - 44, 363 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 0
Chad Henne seemed a little unsettled early, but as the game progressed was able to move the ball well. In the early quarters, the Jets were often able to take Brandon Marshall out of the equation, but Henne found success targeting other receivers. He threw a very nice ball for a touchdown to tight end Anthony Fasano once, targeting the tight end through some traffic as the big man used his body to block out the defense.
Henne continues to progress in his development, and generally looked poised and in control even when the Jets pressured him. The use of the Wildcat didn't seem to throw him off his rhythm at all and he was able to spread the ball around to many receivers until Marshall began to get open and then utilized the former Denver wide receiver to great effect.
At the end of the game, when the team was down with less than two minutes, Henne did a very good job moving the offense down the field. For the most part he showed good command of the offense during the drive, moving the chains and getting his players to the line effectively and quickly. He did seem to miss a run lane when he was forced to scrambled at the ten yard line but he did a good job of getting back to the line as well. His final throw was a ball he tried to force to Fasano which was intercepted, and while it wasn't a terrible pass, it was forced into heavy coverage. It was virtually the same play on which Henne and Fasano had hooked up on before but this time the coverage was too tight and the ball was intercepted, ending the game.
Henne is still developing as a quarterback but seemed to step up when his team needed him and while he did end the game on an interception, that did not erase a very good night by the young player.
Week 4 vs. NE
Passing: 29 - 39, 302 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT
Henne is getting better every week and he looked to take advantage of a young and inexperienced New England secondary. The Dolphins pass protection was quite good, giving adequate time for plays to develop and receivers to finish their routes. His first TD, a 19 yarder to Davone Bess, came late in the first quarter and the QB friendly receiver turned a decent throw into a confidence building score. Henne looked sharp early on but grew uneven as the game developed and made some critical mistakes, throwing 3 picks. His first INT came when he forced the ball into tight coverage, under throwing his receiver, and was one he clearly wanted back. His 2nd INT came on the next drive where he tried to push the ball to his FB in the flat, but got caught a little flatfooted on the throw. Chad threw a third pick in the 4th quarter and was yanked late to spare further humiliation. Henne moved the ball well but made critical mistakes that negated all of his positive contributions. Those mistakes, combined with mistakes by the special teams unit, ultimately led to the Dolphins demise in this one.
Week 6 vs. GB
Passing: 23 - 39, 231 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 9 / 0
Henne is developing quite the rapport with Brandon Marshall. Or rather, he's learning that if he just throws it in his general area, it will be caught more often than not. Henne bravely threw into double coverage and got away with it. His one interception was on a throw to Marshall in which the receiver slipped. Henne had plenty of time in the pocket, so on the rare play when he actually deemed his go ---to receiver to be covered, he had little trouble finding his secondary options. On the TD score to Fasano, Henne showed great patience in drawing the entire defense away from the tight end screen. He nearly had one more passing TD as well, as he threw a bomb to the back of the end zone for (who else) Marshall, but the receiver couldn't stay in bounds. The only real downside is that his accuracy was questionable and it seemed like he got away with a lot. But that could simply be a byproduct of having a receiver who makes something out of nothing on a regular basis.
Week 7 vs. PIT
Passing: 23 - 36, 257 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
After a fumble on the opening kickoff return, Henne got the ball at the 21 yard line, but couldn't make anything happen. In fact, it wasn't until the third offensive series that he threw an honest to goodness pass (not counting throwaways). Henne had plenty of time to throw, but the coverage was impressive. The great pass protection continued, and Henne showed amazing poise in a very tight pocket. His typical top target, Brandon Marshall, was usually covered, but he was still able to get the ball to him in a few tight situations. But mainly, Henne found success when he started to spread it around to Hartline and Bess. He got rid of the ball a little quicker, and appeared more in control of the offense. At one point, Henne made seven straight completions, which were broken up by a throwaway. He nearly did find Marshall in the end zone, but the big wideout wasn't quite ready for the timing throw. In the end, Henne played well but the Steelers defense won the day: Henne spread the ball out well but was simply unable to convert in the red zone.
Week 8 vs. CIN
Passing: 24 - 37, 217 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 3 / -7 / 0
He still is having a load of problems when the team gets into scoring position or the red zone. Not sure if it is coaching or if Henne has very little touch on the short passes but he struggles when other QBs exploit the advantages. Chad did show leadership however on the road and managed to help his team at times. He certainly can move the Dolphins between the20's and 30s up and down the field. He relied yesterday on a lot of short passes to the wide receivers. He threw a terrible pass from deep inside his own territory into triple coverage that was intercepted and resulted in Cincinnati scoring on the very next play. His best work came in the early part of the 4th quarter on a drive that started at about the Miami 5 yard line. He connected with Brandon Marshall on an intermediate pass along the right side and Marshall broke free for 25 yards. That drive ended in a touchdown and Miami never looked back once they went up 22-14. Henne didn't make too many errors but all his throws were of the short variety. That's a shame since Cincinnati was without several starting and backup defensive backs in this football game. Henne would grade out at about a C+ meaning he really wasn't all that special.
Week 9 vs. BAL
Passing: 22 - 34, 231 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: 6 / 13 / 0
Several things factored into his performance on Sunday. First of all he was asked to do too much. Miami ran the ball very well on their opening drive and scored a TD but stopped running the ball and ended up with about 11 carries vs 34 passes from Henne. That is not going to equal success most of the time. Henne threw an interception early in the game but complete most of his passes in the 1st half. In the 2nd half though he went three and out and then Baltimore went on a long drive and scored to make it 20-10 and then Miami abandoned the run and Henne was throwing the ball every time they snapped it. Chad is not good enough to throw every time with the defense knowing what's going to come. Henne never really challenged Baltimore on deep passes. Whether that is coaching or him not engaging is guesswork. Give Baltimore a lot of credit in this game. Once Miami scored they shut them down the rest of the day.
Week 10 vs. TEN
Passing: 19 - 28, 240 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 3 / 0
What a frustrating day for Chad. After getting the demotion, which in my opinion was a motivational ploy, he returned to the game and looked super sharp. Henne had time, and delivered his throws right on target all game long. He even mixed in a deep ball to Brian Hartline, something that has been missing from his game. As good as he looked in the first half, he was even better in the 3rd quarter. He moved the Dolphins down the field in methodical fashion, hitting the open receiver time and time again. The Titans were unable to get pressure and he made them pay. Then after a TO, he found Patrick Cobbs on the sideline, and put the Dolphins up 20-10. But with about a minute left in the third, Henne went down injured, and it's feared that he dislocated his kneecap. Just a devastating injury, because after the first three quarters, it really looked like Henne was turning his season around.
Week 12 vs. OAK
Passing: 17 - 30, 307 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 3 / -4 / 0
Henne looked sharp yesterday. He came in on basically one leg suffering from a knee injury that would keep many guys on the sidelines. Henne came out with Miami giving up a big kickoff return for a TD on the opening play of the game. Despite that Henne drove Miami down on consecutive drives, putting up 10 points to take the lead. He was hitting Bess and Hartline all over the field and even found Marlon Moore for a big score on a busted tackle by Oakland. Henne scored a TD pass on a hard play action to Ricky Williams and found a streaking Patrick Cobbs deep down the middle of the field for a 29 yard TD strike. Henne played within himself and other than a terrible interception to Rolando McClain on the goal line as Miami was going in for a score; he was terrific.
Week 13 vs. CLE
Passing: 16 - 32, 174 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: 5 / 17 / 0
Henne truly had a bad game against the Browns. While Henne had to contend with a WR corps that was missing Brandon Marshall, and then Brian Hartline as he injured his finger and left the game, if he could merely have limited his mistakes, the Dolphins might have walked away with a victory. And the mistakes he made, were absolutely awful. After a scoreless first quarter, the Dolphins opened things up, sending Hartline deep down the sideline on a fly pattern. He had his man beat by a good five yards but Henne somehow managed to underthrow him enough that the ball was intercepted. Mistake number two was a terrible decision to throw to Davonne Bess, who, at the point of contact with the ball, was basically in triple coverage. Again, intercepted. After that Henne settled down a bit and even led a drive that ended in his lone touchdown pass, a rare hard and accurate throw caught by the tight end, Anthony Fasano. But Henne struggled all day long with his accuracy. When he had time in the pocket, he couldn't find any open receivers, and when there was pressure, he made several ridiculously poor throws. The game breaker was a pass play out of the shotgun that got tipped at the line for an interception, giving Cleveland the ball inside the 5 yard line, with the score tied and less than a minute to play.
Week 14 vs. NYJ
Passing: 5 - 18, 55 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 4 / 7 / 0
Henne didn't generate much in the way of offense but despite that, he had a better time protecting the ball then his opposite number in green. That's not to say he was perfect but his two fumbles only gave the Jets three points so the damage was pretty limited. Henne struggled with the Jets pressure packages and often looked lost. His accuracy was all over the place and he had a tremendous amount of trouble finding his receivers. Henne didn't play well and the win fell more on the shoulders of his defense and an inefficient Jets offense than anything he did himself.
Week 15 vs. BUF
Passing: 33 - 45, 276 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
My my my...let's look at the coaching as much as the player here. 1st drive of the game he completes his first 3 passes of the game but on a 3rd and 2 he cannot connect with Brandon Marshall and Miami has to punt. Next drive Miami calls 3 straight run plays and ends up punting. Now he almost into the 2nd quarter and really has no rhythm. 3rd drive late 1st and Henne is efficient. Then on a 1st and 10 Miami for some reason thinks it would be a good idea to go deep to Kevin Curtis who hasn't caught a pass in over a year and was just signed this past week. Next play is a terrible 6 yard loss to Ricky Williams on a slip screen so on 3rd and 16 Henne panics a little as the boos reign down at LandShark, Pro Player, Joe Robbie, whatever they are calling it this season and Henne ends up throwing a terrible interception that leads to Buffalo taking over in Miami territory. Henne can throw the football, he really can but he needs a coaching staff to believe in him and stand by him. That does not seem to be the case in Miami. Next drive he is sacked on 3rd down and again the boo- birds are out in full force. He was quoted after the game as saying he was used to the booing at this point. He sounds like a beaten down man. It was good to see him finding Marshall a lot in the game.
Week 16 vs. DET
Passing: 29 - 44, 278 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 5 / 14 / 0
Chad Henne had a pretty solid game until mid way through the 4th quarter. At that point, the pressure from the Lions defense started to get to Henne, and he collapsed, being hurried, knocked around, having the ball batted at the line of scrimmage and eventually being intercepted twice in the final five minutes. The second interception was returned for a TD and it eventually cost the Dolphins the game. For most of the game, Henne kept the Dolphins moving efficiently, hitting Brandon Marshall on short come-back routes, and spreading the ball around to multiple receivers to keep the Lions off balance and the chains moving. Henne's one TD pass was a floater to Davone Bess that was tipped. However, Bess maintained his concentration and came down with the TD catch. With Anthony Fasano went down to injury, he was able to get Mickey Shuler involved in his place, and had the Dolphins up by 10 with just 10 minutes to go. However, the wheels came off after that as the Lions turned up the heat. As the pressure increased, Henne's accuracy began to drop, and he began missing his receivers badly. He had balls batted down at the line and eventually he was picked off twice in less than 2 minutes. It ultimately cost Miami the game when they had things well in hand with five minutes to go.
Week 17 vs. NE
Passing: 6 - 16, 71 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
This game slowly turned into a preseason affair where coaches had to start evaluating the reserves for next season. Henne looked terrible most of the game. He overthrew when he should have used touch, he under threw when he needed to stick it in to a tight window, and he threw an interception that quickly forced Tony Sporano to start benching him and alternating Tyler Thigpen throughout the game. Miami's problem starts with their offensive philosophy and a mismanagement of Henne throughout the season. They have a long way to go and this upcoming off season will probably be Henne's last is he doesn't show marked improvement.