Henne didn't throw any interceptions or lose any fumbles. So, that's good.
But holy kangaroo shit I've never seen a quarterback enter a season with so much doubt and irrational anger coming from the fanbase as this guy. The Robot had himself a solid first-season last year, throwing 12 TDs, finishing with a very respectable 60.8% passer rating, and beating the Jets twice while leading the Dolphins to a come-from-behind win over the Pats. Yet people are still losing their shit over they guy and saying Chad Pennington and his peanut brittle shoulder should be our starter.
Yes, we could've seen more from Henne and the passing game yesterday. Even against what is a pretty stout Bills secondary, we expected The Robot to go into Ballistic Mode and fuck some shit up with his laser-rocket arm and cold metallic disposition. But he didn't. After starting out well, he fell back into his usual weaknesses. Holding onto the ball too long, locking in on targets and broadcasting his passes. And now he's suddenly developed a "check-down" habit even when there are clearly wide open players deeper down field. This robot needs more scanning program!
But let's understand one thing. Chad Henne has the tools. He has the arm, the size, the pedigree, and even the smarts. Sure it would be nice to transplant Pennington's brain into Henne's body. But then we'd have Dan Marino. And while that would be all kinds of fucking awesomey awesome, it also kind of makes the point. Chad Henne is not Dan Marino. No one is Dan Marino. Dan Marino came off the bench and immediately blew shit up. That's not ever going to happen here again ever. The sooner we come to grips with that, the better.
In the meantime, we need to understand that Henne will have his day. Keep in mind that this is his second season as a starter. The guy has a lot of room for improvements, as with any second-year QB.
The Robot is the real deal. Let's just everybody be patient.
NOW STOP HOLDING ON TO THE BALL AND THROW IT ALREADY, YOU PIECE OF SHIT ROBOT!!