Is Chad Henne a clown? Does he amuse you?
October, 14, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
The New York Jets are going to have to try an awful lot harder to insult Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne.
The Jets were flabbergasted at their inability to keep Henne from riddling their defense Monday night. Henne, in his second NFL start, completed 20 of 26 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in a rollicking 31-27 victory at Land Shark Stadium.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan disgustedly said "We made that quarterback look like Dan Marino."
Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace said "Against a second-year clown quarterback, we didn’t affect him enough. I guess you have to give him credit. The defense lost the game today."
Henne, a second-round draft pick out of Michigan, shrugged off those comments as minor-league compared to what heard from Ohio State fans.
"There is a song on the Internet when we played Ohio State, where there's a song about me," Henne said. "So if you haven’t heard that, it’s a pretty good song."
The song is about as filthy as Tommy DeVito's dialogue with Henry Hill in "Goodfellas" and can't be excerpted or even linked here in good moral conscience. "Dr. Choke" and a "piece of human scum" are the nicest references the singer drops on Henne.
Oh, and he's called the "the biggest clown in Ann Arbor Town." In fact, the last word in the song is "clown."
"My fiancee actually has it on her iPod and she listens to it," Henne said with a laugh. "She loves it. We just joke around. It's a good one."
As for a direct response to Pace or Ryan, Henne was genteel.
"You know guys after the game, probably just in the heat of the moment and didn't realize what he was saying," Henne said. "You just blow that by, and you don't even pay attention to that because we're going to play them again and get another shot at it. We just worry about our win after the game, not what everybody else says.”