Henne: 'I haven't done anything yet'

June, 9, 2010
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DAVIE, Fla. -- Chad Henne was diplomatic when delivering his first public response to Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' bold suggestion Henne could be the greatest quarterback in franchise history.

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Steve Mitchell/US PresswireQuarterback Chad Henne took team owner Stephen Ross' recent comments in stride.
"It's a great compliment from the owner," Henne said after Wednesday morning's voluntary workout. "But there's so much work for me to be done. I haven't done anything yet. I just need to keep improving each and every day and be a leader on this team."

This is Henne's first NFL season as the established starter. He took over in Week 3 last year, when Chad Pennington suffered a serious shoulder injury.

Henne has started 13 NFL games. He has thrown 12 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.

That's what made Ross' comments so fascinating. As much as New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is known for being a blowhard about his team, he hasn't compared Mark Sanchez to Joe Namath -- or even Richard Todd.

"Any nice comments from our owner is always good," Henne said. "But it's not just one person. It's a team out there. As a team, we've got to jell together."

Dolphins players were available to reporters for the first time since Ross' comments, which included a prediction they would play in the Super Bowl.

"Deep down inside, you always have to have the Super Bowl as your goal," receiver Greg Camarillo said. "You never say 'We can win 10 games.' You have to go in with the attitude you can win all of them."

Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall had no problem with Ross' declarations.

"It makes me work harder," Marshall said. "I love it. More owners should be like that.

"You want to make plays for owners like that and front offices like that."

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