QB Chad Henne - Kansas City Chiefs
|6-2, 230||Born: 7-2-1985||College: Michigan||Drafted: Round 2, pick 57 (2008)|
2014 Week 1 vs PHI (24 / 43 / 266 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Henne threw two touchdown passes early after the Jaguars defense gave the offense good field position. His touchdown passes weren't perfect, as they both forced Allen Hurns to make impressive adjustments, but they were good enough to give his receiver a chance. Despite sticking with Henne over Blake Bortles, the Jaguars didn't open up the playbook and ask him to do more in his first game of the season. The offense was still very much predicated on masking the deficiencies of its quarterback. Even in that role, he continued to be inconsistent. The Jaguars must be determined to keep Bortles on the sideline to stick with Henne as their starting quarterback.
2014 Week 2 vs WAS (14 / 28 / 193 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
There were many weeks last season when the Jacksonville Jaguars offense looked exactly like it had the previous week. Typically, that wasn't a good thing and it especially wasn't a good thing for Chad Henne. Henne was sacked a lot in this game, 10 times, but not all of those plays can be blamed on his offensive line as he struggled to manage the pocket and make quick decisions at times. Henne will feel aggrieved by a big drop from Allen Hurns early on, but this was another game to add to the growing pile that suggest Blake Bortles should be the team's starter.
2014 Week 3 vs IND (4 / 7 / 33 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
After three drives, during the second quarter of the game, the Jaguars still hadn't found a first down. Henne was the biggest reason for that because he was incapable of finding his receivers with accurate passes down the field. When Henne finally completed a pass downfield just before the end of the first half, Mike Brown fumbled the ball. It was no surprise that the Jaguars finally brought in Blake Bortles to replace him at quarterback.
2013 Week 1 vs KC (3 / 6 / 36 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne came in late in the fourth quarter and immediately completed a pass in the flat to his back. Henne completed a 24 yard pass to Cecil Shorts on a nice backshoulder throw down the sideline. The offense stalled at that point, as Henne couldn't connect with his receivers. He didn't play enough to supplant Gabbert.
2013 Week 2 vs OAK (25 / 38 / 241 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
This was the performance that neither fantasy owners or Jaguars fans wanted. It was supposed to be simple, could Henne outperform Blaine Gabbert and become a legitimate starting quarterback? Instead, Henne played poorly for the first three and a half quarters, before making some really impressive throws late in the game. Whether it was by design from the offensive coordinator or Henne's tentativeness/limited vision, it was notable that he was constantly checking the ball down even in third and long situations. This didn't stop until the fourth quarter touchdown drive when Henne repeatedly threw accurate passes down the field. The highlight of his day was a perfectly placed touchdown pass to Clay Harbor, but the final play of the game was more fitting of his performance, a six yard curl route that ran the clock out when they needed to throw to the endzone. Henne showed enough late in the fourth quarter to suggest he should start ahead of Gabbert, but he needed to show that for four quarters. It's a frustrating performance to read because it still leaves an air of ambiguity surrounding the Jaguars' quarterback position.
2013 Week 3 vs SEA (18 / 38 / 235 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Henne started out with a bobbled snap. It got better from there...slightly. Henne did little to impress, but there was little he could do in reality. It was obvious that the Jaguars offense was overwhelmed by the quality of the Seahawks defense. Henne and the offense had an impressive drive at the end of the second quarter, but Henne probably should have been intercepted on a pass down the sideline to Cecil Shorts. The ball hit Shorts in the endzone, but Sherman appeared to fall down awkwardly. He was intercepted immediately after, as he forced a pass to a covered Maurice Jones-Drew. The pass hit the helmet of an offensive lineman, before Bobby Wagner caught it out of the air. Henne bounced back relatively well from that play. The pass offense continued to be limited, but when the Seahawks brought in their second options on defense, he began to create some chemistry with his receivers, Cecil Shorts in particular. However, he missed Alen Reisner wide open in the endzone on one drive before throwing an interception to Kam Chancellor on the next drive.
2013 Week 5 vs STL (7 / 13 / 89 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne came in midway through the third quarter and immediately found Justin Blackmon down the sideline. Henne played markedly better than Blaine Gabbert, but he still wasn't overly impressive. He threw a touchdown to Cecil Shorts in the redzone, but Shorts was forced to make an impressive catch becuase of Henne's poor ball placement. Henne completely missed Shorts down the sideline on fourth and one on the next drive. An accurate pass could have resulted in a huge touchdown for the receiver. Henne is better than Gabbert, but it's easy to see why there is no rush to start him in Jacksonville.
2013 Week 6 vs DEN (27 / 42 / 303 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)
Many people will have watched this game without watching any other Jaguars games this year. If they did, they may be fooled into thinking that Henne has played competent football all season long. He played well for the most part, his first interception came when his arm was hit during the throw and his second was tipped at the line, but the reality is that this performance was likely his peak. Henne hasn't looked good this year, so he'll need a second display like this one next week to breathe any confidence into this team. It must be noted that the play-calling was very good this week. It's been difficult to judge the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville this year because of the porous play of some of his players.
2013 Week 7 vs SD (23 / 36 / 318 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 5 / 0 rush)
Henne started the game by overthrowing Cecil Shorts on a deep pass when he was under pressure in the pocket. He followed that up with a perfect pass to Marcedes Lewis to convert a third down, before two sacks took the offense out of field goal range to end the first drive. Henne is an inconsistent quarterback, but he is inconsistent from game to game rather than play to play. There isn't really a 'Good Chad Henne' and a 'Bad Chad Henne', but rather a 'Better Chad Henne' and a 'Worse Chad Henne'. Against the Chargers, it was definitely 'Better Chad Henne'. Henne should have had his first touchdown pass in the third quarter, but Justin Blackmon failed to drag his feet after a perfect throw. Henne made a number of good throws and played well for the most part, but overthrew his receiver over the middle of the field for an interception in the fourth quarter. Henne was forcing the play as the Jaguars played with an 18 point deficit. Henne had a second dropped touchdown in the fourth quarter, as Cecil Shorts was wide open but couldn't catch a well thrown pass.
2013 Week 8 vs SF (29 / 45 / 228 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Henne played solid football on an offense that was overwhelmed all over the field in the first half. He had two poor throws in the third quarter however, as he missed Mike Brown when he was wide open in the endzone and he should have been intercepted when trying to find Justin Blackmon on a comeback route. Henne rebounded two plays later when he threw a touchdown pass to Mike Brown wide open in the endzone. Henne could potentially have had another big play in the fourth quarter but he missed a wide open Maurice Jones-Drew down the sideline. Maybe a reflection of his day, Henne threw to a covered Maurice Jones-Drew on fourth and goal in the fourth quarter when he was short of the goalline. It basically reflected the whole offense on the day.
2013 Week 10 vs TEN (14 / 23 / 180 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Although the Jaguars ran the ball exclusively on their touchdown drive, Henne threw the ball relatively well during the first half. That is, he did until he threw a horrendous interception midway through the second quarter. Henne threw the ball straight into the chest of a linebacker underneath. Early in the fourth quarter, Henne threw his second pick as he forced a backshoulder throw to Cecil Shorts that was never open. Alterraun Verner had an easy interception deep in Jaguars territory. Henne didn't play well in this game, he was fortunate to be on the winning side rather than being a reason why his team won.
2013 Week 11 vs ARI (27 / 42 / 255 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne's second pass went for a touchdown, as Danny Noble was wide open after play-action on 4th-and-1 early in the first quarter. The Jaguars offense only asks Henne to throw simple passes for the most part, but even with those he wasn't consistent enough. He should have been intercepted in the fourth quarter, when he forced the ball into double coverage trying to find Marcedes Lewis. He was intercepted soon after that when he threw a wild slant pass to Jerraud Powers. Henne threw his second interception in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter as he forced it into the middle of the field.
2013 Week 12 vs HOU (23 / 32 / 239 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 3 / 0 rush)
Henne played very cautious football and did just enough to run a competent offense by servicing his receivers with underneath throws. He should have been intercepted in the third quarter, when DJ Swearinger couldn't make a tough reception on a bubble screen, before he fumbled in the pocket when trying to pump fake. Those plays led to a blocked field goal that the Texans returned into Jaguars territory. Henne was consistent outside of those two plays. He was able to find receivers over and over to keep the chains moving even though they didn't score a touchdown after the first drive of the game.
2013 Week 13 vs CLE (22 / 40 / 195 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne made some very questionable throws early in the game. One in particular nearly got Maurice Jones-Drew concussed as he led him into a blind hit in the flat. Soon after that however, witht he aid of a penalty on another errant throw, Henne found Clay Harbor with an accurate pass to the sideline for a touchdown. Henne looked nervous on his next drive, as he twice failed to find a receiver with time in the pocket, before he opened the next drive with a badly underthrown interception down the sideline. Although he struggled a lot, Henne was almost perfect on the final drive of the game. He threw one perfect pass to Ace Sanders down the sideline before perfectly executing the fake and pass to Shorts for the game-winning touchdown.
2013 Week 14 vs HOU (12 / 27 / 117 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 33 / 0 rush)
Henne started the game hot as he threw multiple very good passes on the first drive of the game. He capped it off with a jump ball to Marcedes Lewis for a one yard touchdown. Henne's second touchdown came in the second quarter, but this time he made an outstanding throw under pressure in the pocket. He found Cecil Shorts by the pylon with a perfectly placed pass. Late in the second quarter, Henne slightly overthrew a wide open Shorts down the center of the field for what would have been an easy touchdown.
2013 Week 15 vs BUF (21 / 36 / 237 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 22 / 0 rush)
Henne's second pass of the game was intercepted as he badly underthrew a pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis. Henne didn't look comfortable early on. He threw one big play to Lewis before his interception, but that was a simple throw. He blew a timeout to start the next drive before holding the ball too long to take a sack after the timeout. Henne was nearly sacked for a safety soon after, but that was largely his offensive line's fault. The Jaguars relied on the running game and gave Henne some easy throws to settle the offense down. One of those easy throws turned into a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter. The Jaguars kept the offense simple for Henne for the rest of the game. Most of their success came from big plays by those around him. In the fourth quarter when the Jaguars were driving to tie the game, Henne should have been intercepted on a pass to Mike Brown, before he was intercepted on the following pass by Stephon Gilmore. It appeared that Henne was trying to throw the ball away and he underthrew it.
2013 Week 16 vs TEN (24 / 34 / 237 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Henne was sharp early on. He found Marcedes Lewis with two good, not great throws that Lewis came down with to score the Jaguars' first touchdown of the game. Working with Lewis was easy because Henne just put the ball up for him to win, but on the following drive he had two bad plays that led to a turnover on downs. On a read-option run, he made the wrong decision and was stopped for no gain. On the following fourth down, he slightly underthrew Clay Harbor and his tight end couldn't beat the defender for the football. Henne led a touchdown drive before the end of the first half, but a number of inaccurate throws marred his individual display before Mike Brown brought a screen pass into the end zone. Henne's accuracy continued to be inconsistent throughout the four quarters of this game. He appeared tentative more than once and he was happy to settle for underneath, safe passes instead of pushing the ball down the field. That is what he did on the final drive of the game, when he threw a bad interception to George Wilson with less than a minute remaining. It sealed the victory for the Titans.
2013 Week 17 vs IND (30 / 51 / 331 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Maybe it was an evaluation exercise or maybe it was simply because the game got away from them, but there is no sensible motivation behind asking Chad Henne to throw the ball 51 times in a single game. Maurice Jones-Drew did fumble very early in the game, but he's not the type of back you ignore because of one fumble. From that point onwards, the whole offense didn't seem to function. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch appeared to initially abandon the run and the passing offense wasn't based off of screen passes or easier throws for Henne. As a result, Henne never really got in any kind of rhthym before he eventually threw a bad interception late in the second quarter. Henne forced a pass down the sideline despite not seeing his receiver running to the spot or coming free. It was a display that Jaguars fans have become accustomed to with their veteran quarterback. He made some impressive throws, but mostly his accuracy was a major problem.
2012 Week 2 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne came on in relief after starter Blaine Gabbert suffered a leg injury late in the second half. Henne completed two short passes but fumbled the ball on the Jaguars last offensive play of the game after being pressured by JJ Watt.
2012 Week 7 vs OAK (9 / 20 / 71 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
For as competent as Gabbert looked, Henne looked like he took major steps back from his up and down season in Miami in 2011. Finishing 9 for 20 with 71 yards over the final two and a half quarters, those numbers actually flatter him as he had 4 completions for 31 yards to Rashad Jennings on checkdowns. While Gabbert took zero sacks in the quarter and a half he was in, Henne was taken down 3 times. And while Oakland started to generate more and more pressure as the contest wore on, Henne showed zero ability to stand in the pocket and get the ball downfield. The Raiders realized this and continued to send more blitzers to give him fits. As tough as it was for Henne to step in cold and perform at even an average level, a date with Packers at Lambeau awaits the Jags in Week 8, so either Gabbert needs to get healthy, or Henne needs some serious preparation.
2012 Week 10 vs IND (10 / 16 / 121 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne came in relief of Gabbert who left with an injury in the second half. Henne played with a little more determination and will than Gabbert but he was also playing against a softer defense that was trying to protect their big lead they had amassed. Henne provided a minor spark for the Jags, moved around in the pocket a little better and looked more decisive. The Jags also seemed to call different plays with Henne, pushing the ball slightly more down the field rather than completing the same short patterns like Gabbert did. Henne did at least score a touchdown on Thursday, albeit in garbage time in the 4th quarter. Henne isolated WR Shorts one on one in the red zone and threw a back shoulder fade. The DB for the Colts failed to turn around and Shorts easily hauled in the touchdown completion. Henne had similar problems to deal with as Gabbert had, such as complete lack of the running game as a legitimate option to check to and playing from behind when the defense expected the pass. We have seen that Gabbert can only do so much with the weapons in Jacksonville and Henne could have his opportunity if Gabbert is forced to miss time. Henne has traditionally struggled with turnovers and accuracy but is athletic and has shown some flashes at times which may warrant a second opportunity.
2012 Week 11 vs HOU (16 / 33 / 354 / 4 / 0 pass, 2 / 7 / 0 rush)
Henne had the game of his life Sunday in relief of starter Blaine Gabbert. Upon entering the game, Henne began his best Dan Marino impression by throwing for 354 yards and 4 touchdowns. Two of his touchdowns came on nice throws to Marcedes Lewis. A third came to Cecil Shorts on a short pass where Shorts quickly split the defense and raced to the end zone. Henne also had great success in completing six passes for 221 yards to rookie Justin Blackmon. Henne managed to complete fewer than 50% of his passes and still showed the same accuracy problems that plagued him when he was Miami's starting quarterback. That said, he showed poise and confidence under center and clearly had a great understanding of the offense. Most of his completions put his receivers in a position to catch the ball on the run and gain yards after the catch. His best pass came on an 81 yard completion to Blackmon. Henne bought time in the pocket before leading Blackmon with a pass that the young receiver caught on the run. Blackmon was crossing from right to left, plucked the ball from the air, and followed a team of blockers up the sideline for a 63 yard gain. Henne also completed a nice long pass down the middle of the field to Blackmon, splitting two defenders for an 81 yard touchdown.
2012 Week 12 vs TEN (17 / 26 / 261 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
For the second week in a row Henne made the Jacksonville passing offense look better than average. He is not the most on target passer but he is confident under center and smart with the ball. Despite being sacked 7 times against Tennessee, Henne found a way to make a number of big plays. His best passes came to Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon on routes to the inside of the field. He was excellent on both crossing patterns and slants to the inside, often hitting his receivers in stride so they could continue to gain yardage after the catch. Henne's best throw came in the first quarter on a pass to Justin Blackmon. The rookie lined up to the left side and Henne recognized that the Titans were relaxing their coverage. Henne fired the ball to Blackmon in a high spot that only his receiver could reach. Blackmon hauled in the ball for a 21 yard gain. Henne also had an excellent pass to Cecil Shorts where he correctly identified the oncoming pass-rush and quickly unloaded the ball to Shorts on a quick slant. The receiver shook off one tackle and broke up the middle of the field for a large gain. Henne threw a touchdown to Justin Blackmon as well. On the play, Blackmon ran a curl from the left side to the goalline. Henne threw a hard pass to Blackmon who powered his way in to the endzone.
2012 Week 13 vs BUF (18 / 41 / 208 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 1 / 1 rush)
After taking over the reins to the Jacksonville carriage a couple weeks back, Henne appeared to pump some life in the zombie-like Jaguar offense. However, the wheels came completely off (again) against a reinvigorated Buffalo defense in sloppy weather on Sunday. Henne's first completion didn't come until the Jaguars' 2nd drive, hitting his massive TE Marcedes Lewis on a quick out for eight yards. After an incompletion to Jordan Shipley (Shipley's 2nd drop early), Henne tried to hit Justin Blackmon on a deep out. The throw was well wide, sailing out of bounds and incomplete resulting in a 2nd straight punt. Henne and Lewis connected again to kick off the Jaguars 3rd drive for 23 yards as Lewis did a nice job hesitating to create separation and get behind the coverage from Nick Barnett. Henne just missed a deep completion to Cecil Shorts down the sideline, but his throw took Shorts out of bounds, who actually caught the ball, but couldn't get both feet in. Facing a long 3rd down, Henne and Shorts finally connected, picking up 17 (and the first down) on a deep out. The drive fizzled, however, with an incompletion to WR Kevin Elliot on 3rd down. After three drives and no points, the Jaguars (with the help of a Fitzpatrick INT) finally got some points on the board the following drive. Henne continued to struggle, including nearly throwing a INT after tossing a throw off his back foot, but was really hurt by a bad Justin Blackmon drop on 3rd down forcing the FG. The Jaguar offense finally found the end zone on the following drive, kicking the drive off with a 24-yard penalty on DB Ron Brooks (who was targeted repeatedly by Henne). After the penalty, Henne went play action and found Shorts down the sideline for 24 yards (Jacksonville's longest play of the day). Deep into Buffalo territory, Henne went screen on the following play, picking up 12 yards to Lewis. Two plays later, Henne used play action again and booted right, easily walking into the end zone for the one-yard TD run. The lead was short-lived, however, as Henne's next possession ended after one play, as Mario Williams was able to strip the QB as he tried to step up away from the pressure. Williams was able to recover the fumble and the Bills morphed the turnover into three points. The 2nd half didn't look much better for Henne and the offense, with the main difference being a growing deficit. Henne hit Shorts on a curl for seven yards before just missing Lewis deep down the seam. After a nine-yard completion, Henne missed his next three throws forcing a turnover on downs. The following drive was even worse, another three and out as Henne's lone completion went to Shorts for nine yards, but resulted in a punt. Henne finally connected with Shipley on the following drive, on a back-to-back throws for 14 yards, but a sack coupled with an incompletion forced another punt. Another Buffalo turnover on the subsequent punt helped the Jacksonville offense out again. Taking over on the Buffalo five-yard line after a muffed punt, Henne went to his favorite target Shorts right out the shoot for the five-yard TD pass on a quick slant. Clearly unable to manufacture a drive without help from Buffalo, Henne continued to struggle. Henne horribly underthrew Shorts to open the drive before picking up a quick five yards on a slant to the aforementioned Shorts. Two plays later Henne found Elliot for 13 yards on an out. Henne missed three of his next four throws, including an incompletion to an obviously uninterested Blackmon on 4th down. With only a 24-yard completion to Lewis worth noting, Henne and the Jaguars went down without much of a fight on their final two drives, the 2nd ending on the first play as Jairus Byrd picked off the poor throw. Just as they have for the majority of the season, Jacksonville's offense was putrid with Henne as the stinky epicenter. Throwing the ball 41 times, with plenty coming against a soft zone coverage, Henne only completed 18 balls for a mere 208 yards. Without the nine penalties and two turnovers from the Bills, the numbers would have looked even worse.
2012 Week 14 vs NYJ (21 / 43 / 185 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
It was a frustrating game for Henne. Henne had to overcome numerous dropped passes while managing a stable of practice squad running backs. With 1:43 remaining, Henne led the Jaguars down the field, but made one critical mistake that ended the game. Midway through the drive, Henne completed a fourth down pass to Jordan Shipley for a 28-yard gain. Four plays later, Henne completed another fourth down pass to Kevin Elliot for a seven yard gain. However, Henne was unable to lead the Jaguars into the end zone and threw a game ending interception into the arms of Ellis Lankster. Henne clearly missed Cecil Shorts and his run after the catch ability.
2012 Week 15 vs MIA (18 / 34 / 221 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)
While Henne has been considered an upgrade to the passing offense from Blaine Gabbert, he was far from consistent against Miami this week. Henne collected 77 of his 221 passing yards on a final garbage-time drive, which included a missed opportunity for a touchdown. During the first third-and-a-half quarters, the Jacksonville offense would squander every chance at establishing a rhythm on offense. Despite converting 4-of-7 third downs early in the game, Henne impacted the game more negatively than positively. He was sacked twice on third downs, killing drives, as well as missing Shorts on a deep pass. Henne was stuffed on fourth-and-one and Jacksonville's seven first half penalties were a major contributor to their struggles as well. In addition to Henne missing Shorts in the closing minutes for a touchdown, a first half score to Justin Blackmon was negated by an ineligible substitution penalty. The game felt like Jacksonville was out of the game despite the score being within reach until the fourth quarter. On the bright side, this was just the second time in six games since playing regularly that Henne has not thrown an interception. It is hard to see Henne as anything but a stopgap starter until the position is addressed in a long-term fashion.
2012 Week 16 vs NE (29 / 51 / 348 / 1 / 3 pass, 2 / 22 / 0 rush)
In a game that was supposed to be Patriots blowout win, Henne battled well for the entire 60 minutes and consistently put the Jaguars in a position to win. Early in the game, Henne led the offense down the field with ease, leading three great drives. Jacksonville was running the ball well, using play-action, and Henne was on target in the pass game. They built a 13-3 lead with their first four drives, which included a missed field goal and two ill-timed high passes by Henne on third downs in New England territory. Like in his Miami days, Henne looked comfortable against New England and was 12-16 for 176 yards and a touchdown in the opening quarter. As one would expect, the Patriots defense began to adapt after Jacksonville's torrid start and drives were shorter and shorter in the middle quarters of the game. In fact, in the first half, Jacksonville's drives were 9, 8, 6, 5, 3, 3, and 3 plays in duration. After all of the successful play-action early, Henne began reacting to the pressure that was collapsing the pocket. Henne was just 3-of-8 in the second quarter as Henne misses Jordan Shipley twice on third downs. In the third quarter, Henne continued to miss open receivers, this time it was Cecil Shorts as the main target. The pair miscommunicated on a zone read route which nearly resulted in an interception. The following pass to Shorts was airmailed on third-and-long when Shorts got wide open. Henne threw a third quarter interception that highlighted the New England comeback. Justin Blackmon ran a short comeback route, which the defensive back in zone coverage floated towards the rookie's route. Henne did not see him at all and was baited into the mistake. It was not until the Patriots came all the way back and took a 23-13 lead in the fourth quarter that Henne and the Jaguars offense began to click again. Henne led two length-of-the-field drives with a chance to tie the game when down by seven. After getting to the one-yard-line, a false start penalty lead to a sack on third down, then a big hit on Henne and an interception on fourth down. The defense held, giving Jacksonville a final chance to force overtime. Henne led the offense down the field again with big throws. This time, on the final play, Henne threw the ball up for grabs in the end zone, which was intercepted. After struggling for three straight games, Henne played well. In the opening quarter, throwing for nearly 200 yards, he looked like he could compete with most quarterbacks in the league this week. Again in the fourth quarter, he led the offense consistently down the field, finishing just a play or two away from tying the game. With Blainne Gabbert far from locking down the long-term job and a weak incoming rookie class of quarterbacks, Henne is a possibility to get significant playing time in 2013. He is signed for just a shade over $4 million next year.
2012 Week 17 vs TEN (25 / 41 / 298 / 2 / 3 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
Henne continued to make the case that he deserves a chance at a starting job in 2013. Despite throwing three interceptions (including two that were returned for touchdowns), he showed a firm command of the offense and made good decisions both under center and out of the shotgun. He completed over 60% of his passes including two touchdowns. His first touchdown came on a quick pass to Jordan Shipley to the left side and the second came on a quick slant to Justin Blackmon. Henne's throws are crisp and while he doesn't have a great deal of deep arm strength, he is clearly not afraid to throw to the outside and utilize all of his receivers. His best pass came on a 25 yard pass down the middle of the field to Marcedes Lewis. On the play, Henne showed nice touch in lofting the ball over two defenders.
2011 Week 1 vs NE (30 / 49 / 416 / 2 / 1 pass, 7 / 59 / 1 rush)
Lost in the shuffle of all the Tom Brady records was the solid performance of Chad Henne. He looked pretty good in the 2nd half of the preseason and so far it looks like it is translating into the regular season. Chad opened the game with a sensational drive that ate up over 7 minutes of clock but he also burned 2 timeouts and took a needless sack near the goal line before he had a defining moment. Henne took the ball on a 3rd and goal from the 10, had the defense spread out, he simply tucked it and had a convoy with him on the way to the end zone and leaped the final few yards and then jumped up to spike that football and release a long off season of criticism where he said very little. Chad let his play do the talking and he also was 9/10 on the 1st 2 drives of the game so he was equally effective. He still has to work on some decision making but he didn't force anything and never made the big mistake. His interception was meaningless on the last play of the game so pay it no attention other than a deduction in fantasy leagues. Coach Sparano seemed very happy with Henne and the offense. This guy is a possibility in some leagues on the waiver wire. If you drafted Garrard, McNabb, or have another back up QB that you are not happy with, Chad Henne might be a nice pick up. he won't throw for 400+ yards every week but he looks to be serviceable for bye weeks. Owners also want to note that Miami could not run the ball inside the red zone and that is going to be a major problem for a team that prides itself on running the football. However that means that Henne is going to have to create those touchdowns on his own and on this night that was 2 thru the air and 1 on the ground. he is off to a great start, don't overlook him with all the Brady hype in this game. Also the Pats look a little vulnerable to the pass so keep that in mind over the next many weeks.
2011 Week 2 vs HOU (12 / 30 / 170 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
In a game where the success of both teams rose and fell with the play of their offensive lines, Chad Henne had a rough time early in the game. On plays when his line kept him clean, Henne was accurate and threw the ball with good velocity. However, he struggled whenever pressure drew near, not always giving his receivers an opportunity to catch the ball. He was especially poor while having to throw on the run. In some cases the Dolphins brought on a sixth offensive lineman in place of a tight end to try to improve their pass blocking. His receivers did not always help him out. Receiver Brandon Marshall dropped what would have been a 21 yard touchdown pass. Henne's interception was caused by a hit to his arm as he was throwing rather than poor decision making. The Dolphins threw the ball on many of their red zone plays, and their lone touchdown came on tough running after the catch by Marshall.
2011 Week 3 vs CLE (19 / 29 / 255 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 26 / 0 rush)
Certainly at times he looks perfectly capable of running the offense. He was completing about 75-80% of his passes until late in the game. In fact Henne was pretty smart in how he managed the game and went about his business. He found Brian Hartline a couple times on deep routes up the left sideline as Marshall was drawing Joe Haden who blanketed him most of the day. Henne's problem is always magnified because he does not produce in the red zone when it really counts and then also late in the game when Miami needed a FG and was set up well at about midfield, but Henne could not complete a single pass at that point and then threw the interception to end the game. 250 yards is a pretty average day right now in the NFL, it doesn't weigh as much as the other QBs that are throwing it for 350 yards a week it seems. Henne was efficient but Miami only scored 1 touchdown all day and had to settle for 4 FG attempts. That's partly coaching but he still lacks the big play ability especially on 3rd down. Keep an eye on Henne who is in no jeopardy of losing his job but his head coach is going to be on the hot seat very fast this week and with San Diego on the road next week you might see Miami at 0-4 and possibly looking at a coaching change.
2011 Week 4 vs SD (3 / 4 / 27 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Henne threw an ugly INT right to San Diego and injured his shoulder in one fell swoop. Henne's availability is currently unknown, but Miami's plans definitely changed with him out of the mix.
2010 Week 1 vs BUF (21 / 34 / 182 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 2 vs MIN (9 / 15 / 114 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 3 vs NYJ (26 / 44 / 363 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 4 vs NE (29 / 39 / 302 / 2 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 6 vs GB (23 / 39 / 231 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 7 vs PIT (23 / 36 / 257 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 8 vs CIN (24 / 37 / 217 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / -7 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 9 vs BAL (22 / 34 / 231 / 0 / 3 pass, 6 / 13 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 10 vs TEN (19 / 28 / 240 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 12 vs OAK (17 / 30 / 307 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / -4 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 13 vs CLE (16 / 32 / 174 / 1 / 3 pass, 5 / 17 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 14 vs NYJ (5 / 18 / 55 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 7 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 15 vs BUF (33 / 45 / 276 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 16 vs DET (29 / 44 / 278 / 1 / 2 pass, 5 / 14 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 17 vs NE (6 / 16 / 71 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
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.
2009 Week 3 vs SD (10 / 19 / 92 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Henne was listed as the third quarterback for this game, meaning if he played then Chad Pennington could not return if Henne played. Despite that, the Dolphins put Henne into the game immediately upon learning about Pennington's injury. He looked confident when he first went into the game, standing tall in the pocket despite being caught off guard early by a Kevin Burnett sack on his first dropback. However, things got ugly in a hurry. He was nearly intercepted on a deflection over the middle, and later threw an interception that was returned for a score by S Eric Weddle. He later threw another that was almost intercepted by Weddle and Quentin Jammer. He was a bit off on two consecutive passes to Ted Ginn, one going too high and one going too low. And when he finally did make a nice throw down the field to Brian Hartline, he was already beyond the line of scrimmage when he released the pass, negating the score. One other note is that the injury to Pennington looked serious enough that Henne will likely be Miami's quarterback moving forward. He'll need to perform a lot better in the coming weeks if the Dolphins have any hope of getting back into the playoff chase.
2009 Week 4 vs BUF (14 / 22 / 115 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 14 / 0 rush)
In his first ever NFL start, Chad Henne "led" the Dolphins to a decisive victory over the Bills. That is, he committed no turnovers, and was able to lead the team to scores in the red zone. But this game was won on the ground and by the defense, as the Dolphins controlled the clock and the field position throughout. Henne seemed nervous to begin, but once he settled in, managed the game well, making good decisions and throwing with accuracy when called upon.
2009 Week 5 vs NYJ (20 / 26 / 241 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne had a big-time performance in front of a national audience that announced his arrival as the QB of the present for the Dolphins. He was mainly a game manager early in the contest, often yielding to the wildcat formation, but when the Dolphins needed to make plays in the passing game in the fourth quarter, Henne rose to the occasion. His mobility, arm strength, and poise all showed up as big assets. He was very effective early on short third downs, but not so much when the running game failed to get him out of a third and long situation - until the game's final drive, when Henne converted two key third downs. One was in the face of massive pressure, and the other was on a designed rollout where Henne threw a laser on the run. Henne also threw a gorgeous deep ball to Ted Ginn for an earlier fourth quarter TD that added the dimension that was lacking from the passing offense when Chad Pennington was in. Henne also used his mobility and arm strength on his first TD pass to Anthony Fasano. The tilt of the offense toward the run limits Henne's fantasy upside, but this game proved that he does indeed have some.
2009 Week 7 vs NO (18 / 36 / 211 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
You can't really say Henne played badly, but the Dolphins defense and running backs really kept them in this game more than Henne did. Henne had one long pass play on a quick slant to Brian Hartline, but most of his completions and yardage came when the Dolphins were trying to overcome a late deficit. He was under a lot of pressure and let down by some drops. His two pick sixes came on a ball Ted Ginn juggled right into Darren Sharper, and on a desperation 4th and 13 at the end of the game.
2009 Week 8 vs NYJ (12 / 21 / 112 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / -5 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins won this one in spite of Henne. He overthrew an open Brian Hartline deep early, and also missed open receivers on more than one occasion after that throw. He held the ball too long and took too many sacks, including one that cost the Dolphins important yardage with the game hanging in the balance. He only looked good when he was on the move and throwing close to the line of scrimmage. Henne also looked mentally overwhelmed on blitzes, expect teams to continue to exploit this flaw.
2009 Week 9 vs NE (19 / 34 / 219 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne led a conservative passing attack in Week 9 against New England, completing just over half of his 34 attempts but managed to pick up just 219 yards. None of his throws went for over 25 yards and Henne failed to throw any touchdowns, favoring safe throws all day long. Henne was also replaced several times in the Wildcat formation by either Ronnie Brown or backup QB Pat White, further lowering his fantasy impact. Henne is nothing more than a fantasy QB2 and should be treated as a backup.
2009 Week 10 vs TB (17 / 31 / 175 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne played with a lot of poise against Tampa Bay. He clearly is more inclined to throw the ball downfield compared to Chad Pennington. Henne excels when he moves around in the pocket and finds a receiver between the hashmarks and the sidelines. Henne's two best throws came on Miami's game-winning fourth quarter drive as he hit Davone Bess twice in a row on deep passes to the right side of the field after buying time in the pocket. Henne's touchdown was to former practice squad player Kory Sperry who hauled in a catch on a crossing pattern off of play-action in the center of the endzone. Henne also had an interception in the 4th quarter that set up the Bucs' late touchdown. Fortunately for Henne and Miami fans, he had a chance to redeem himself and did just that, matching the Dolphins the length of the field before Dan Carpenter's winning touchdown with 14 seconds left.
2009 Week 11 vs CAR (17 / 29 / 172 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne started once again for Miami on Thursday Night Football, leading his Dolphins to a win against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11. Henne was not asked to do too much with the ball, dropping back less than 30 times for the fourth time in his seven starts this season. Henne did not throw down the field too often, preferring to throw to Davone Bess or Ted Ginn on shorter and intermediate routes. To his defense, his offensive line was in shreds by the end of the night as the Dolphins went through three different centers against Carolina. Henne did move the ball in the second half well, picking up several key first downs including a nice roll to the right and then throwing across his body to Bess for a big 18-yard completion to keep a drive moving. Henne is a solid game manager but not much to write home about from a fantasy perspective.
2009 Week 12 vs BUF (17 / 31 / 175 / 1 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne flashed his arm strength when he saw the field clearly and stepped into his throws, but for the most part, the Dolphins were at their best when he was handing off. He executed play action fakes well and seemed to have good timing and rhythm in the passing game when the running game was carrying the offense, but when Henne had to make plays on his own late in the game, he faltered. He underthrew a deep shot to Ted Ginn from his own end zone, then threw an ill-advised pass that should have been an interception. Henne rectified that by throwing two late interceptions, one when he was hit as he was releasing the ball, and the other on a terrible decision to throw to a well-covered receiver. Henne did make a vet-like decision when he led Brian Hartline to the open corner of the end zone on his TD throw. He is still playing like a young QB, but there are signs that Henne will mature into a solid NFL starting QB.
2009 Week 13 vs NE (29 / 52 / 335 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
After a slow start, falling behind 14-0, Henne and the offense started to come alive in the 2nd quarter with a nice 10 play 88 yard scoring drive. Henne's first TD went to Devone Bess on a quick slant where Bess put his shifty run after the catch moves on display. Henne's 4th interception of the season came when Brandon Meriweather picked off a floater intended for Devone Bess deep downfield. Henne was able to get all of his receivers involved, hitting eight different pass catchers in the game, and could have been confused for a veteran signal caller with a brilliant drive that set up a Dolphins FG at the end of the first half to pull Miami within 4. Hartline's 2nd TD pass came with 3:18 to go in the 3rd quarter when he hit Brain Hartline in the corner of the end zone on a 9 yard strike. Down 2 points, the Dolphins elected to go for two but the conversion attempt to Fasano failed. Henne's only 4th quarter mistake was missing a wide open Lousaka Polite for a sure TD, but the Dolphins were able to overcome it with a late FG to win the game. Henne abused the Patriots secondary with 335 passing yards and controlled the tempo of the game with ease. This performance keeps the Dolphins playoffs hopes alive and adds much needed balance to the Miami offensive attack.
2009 Week 14 vs JAX (21 / 29 / 220 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 1 / 1 rush)
Henne was extremely accurate in the first half. He completed passes to a number of different receivers, all of whom were successful in finding the soft spots in the Jacksonville zone coverage. His timing with Greg Camarillo was good on a number of deep out patterns and he dropped a ball perfectly between defenders on a double move, sideline fade route to Camarillo for a long gain. Henne looked comfortable in the pocket and confident as he worked across the field through his progressions. He was untouched on a play fake, rollout inside the five for a touchdown. Henne wasn't as accurate in the second half, missing Davone Bess on a post route that could have been a long touchdown and locking into a sideline route that allowed a Jaguars' defender to break off his coverage for an easy interception.
2009 Week 15 vs TEN (29 / 46 / 349 / 1 / 3 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
Henne looked great on the Dolphins opening drive: he evaded a sack, then made a good read throwing to Camarillo in single coverage in corner of end zone (but he didn't stay in bounds). For the most part, Henne made really good, decisive reads and placed the ball exactly where it needed to be nearly every time. He showed excellent accuracy on his downfield throws, and was actually more consistent than his Titans counterpart Vince Young, but he just was able to make the same big plays. Henne got lucky on a bomb to Hartline -- but arguably earned his luck to that point - which set up the game tying touchdown. Henne's main problem is that what otherwise was a very good game, is littered with rookie hiccups that made the difference on the scoreboard. His interception at end of the first half was because he made a poor decision to throw, rather than take the sack. He underthrew Ricky Williams in end zone for another; Henne telegraphed where he was throwing all the way. Then in OT, another interception because of a poor throw. His future looks bright, but you can't quite trust him right now, fantasy-wise.
2009 Week 16 vs HOU (35 / 55 / 322 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Henne threw the ball an astounding 55 times against Houston, owing to the fact that the Dolphins fell behind on 5 Texans scores in the first half. Henne completed 72% of his passes as well and nearly mounted an epic comeback, only to fall short and lose 27 to 20 after Houston recovered a last-gasp onside kick. Henne showed a clear command of the offense and made good reads on almost all of his passes. Unfortunately, with the Texans playing off the line of scrimmage in a 2nd half "prevent" defense, Henne's multitude of passes resulted in less then 6 yards per attempt. His best throw came on a touchdown bomb to Ted Ginn Jr. that was called back on a tripping penalty. Otherwise, most of his throws were under 20 yards as he took what the defense gave him in an attempt to keep moving the chains. Henne clearly has a future as the Dolphins quarterback and if his defense had stopped the Texans potent offense even a little in the first half, Henne's performance would have likely been his best to date.
2009 Week 17 vs PIT (16 / 20 / 140 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne looked great spreading the ball around extremely well in the early going, and was very efficient, though he only played half the game. He was decisive and made good reads, but was too often just a little off with the throw and it cost him. He had a chance at a touchdown to Brian Hartline, but threw the ball slightly behind him. He also payed forunderthrowing one to Greg Camarillo and was intercepted. He suffered blurred vision in the second quarter and was pulled from the game as a precaution.
2008 Week 2 vs ARI (7 / 12 / 67 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Henne came in with 9:42 to play in the fourth quarter and promptly led the Dolphin's on a 18 play, 71 yard scoring drive capped off by a one yard Ronnie Brown touchdown run. Henne was seven for 12 for 67 yards on that drive.
2008 Week 3 vs NE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Chad Henne came into the game late in the fourth, but not due to the same reason as last week. This time around, his job was to just hand the ball off and give Chad Pennington a well deserved early exit from the game.