Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Is Chad Henne's job in trouble?
Might the Miami Dolphins consider a quarterback switch during their bye week?
Chad Henne threw for great yardage and four touchdown passes the past two weeks, but he also tossed four interceptions. The Dolphins lost both games at home.
Third quarterback Tyler Thigpen relieved Henne in the fourth quarter of Monday night's 41-14 loss to the New England Patriots, bypassing backup Chad Pennington. That decision probably helped reduce the quarterback-controversy chatter folks in South Florida will hear the next two weeks.
ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck doesn't think the Dolphins need to make a change.
In a video piece for "Countdown Daily," Hasselbeck said he has been impressed with Henne and partially blamed Brandon Marshall for the third interception Monday night.
"When I watch Chad Henne, I'm not really that discouraged about his game," Hasselbeck said. "We saw in the Monday night game he throws for over 300 yards, throws a couple of touchdowns. We saw the interceptions, and partly, in my mind, a lot of it has to do with guys being dropped back into coverage. You have to be patient. You can't force the ball to Brandon Marshall on a deep in cut when you have Ricky Williams open in the flat.
"But, for the most part, other than two poor decisions that ended up in interceptions, I thought he played pretty well. On the third interception, Brandon Marshall sells him out on the route a bit.
"Ultimately, Chad Henne's had two fairly good weeks of quarterbacking for the Miami Dolphins. I'm not too worried about him going forward, being the quarterback of that team."