Once again, it's time for our weekly Q&A session. Up this week is Bloguin's own Phins Phocus. Cody Straam, the site's lead blogger, was kind enough to answer our questions this week. Let's get to it!
1. On a scale of 1-10, where is your confidence level in QB Chad Henne? Does he have enough talent around him to get the job done on offense?
I would say about a six. He certainly looked much improved in the preseason playing in Brian Daboll’s new offense. I think Reggie Bush will also benefit Checkdown Chad, as a guy who can turn a simple pass in the flat into big yardage. Not to mention, Henne finally displayed some encouraging leadership qualities during the lockout, leading player-organized workouts.
But I still have a hard time believing he’s put some of his bad habits in the rear-view mirror. Staring down receivers has been his biggest fault thus far, and even with the progress, we’ve still seen some of that this year. He also seemingly lacks any real fire or competitive streak, which has deemed him the nickname “The Robot.” All the great quarterbacks in this league seem to be of the vocal, fiery variety. Henne’s not that guy.
And ultimately the continued struggles of the interior offensive line could mean Henne is going to have to carry this offense at times. That may become too much pressure to handle. But the hope in Miami is that an improved Henne to go along with a top five defense could lead to a return to winning ways.