Anyway... my beef is mostly along the lines of Henne not changing his shitty, shitty habits. He's doing the same goddam shit he did when he was at Michigan. Staring down targets, going with his first read even if said first read is covered by four defenders, playing too fast, throwing drive-killing interceptions and so on. He's been doing this now for five and a half years as a staring QB, probably longer because I'm assuming he did this in high school too.
His teammates, however, are coming to his defense:
Chad Pennington, for example:
"The last two weeks we've had over 900 yards of offense (actually 836), probably more than any offense in the league, so there's some really positive things to build on," Pennington said of the losses to the New York Jets and New England. "He knows that, and I know that, and I'm behind him 100 percent."
Former Tampa Bay Buc and current ESPN analyst Steve Young, however, doesn't like what he sees from Henne:
"Chad Henne cannot throw the ball for 300 yards and take this team to victory. He's getting in the way with too many picks. All the coaches tell me he's reading (the defense), but he's reading too fast, and he's not letting it come to him.
"There's this idea he's a kind of Robo-Quarterback, (as in) 'I'm going to watch the whole (play) but I'm not going to feel it,' and he needs to feel it more."
However, tight end Anthony Fasano also defends Henne:
"I know he would want some of those throws back, but it's also a learning process. You learn best from some of your mistakes."
Fasano then added, "Hey Steve Young! Feel dis!" and yanked on his crotch.
Look, they tell us Henne's gonna be good. They tell us he's going to learn from all this. I'm not sure I believe it any more. But for the sake of all our sanity, let's hope they are right.
As for Steve Young. Good to see the whole FN Chad Henne Robot thing has now hit the mainstream, courtesy of a multi-concussed Mormon. Awesome.
But let it be said here: We call Henne The Robot as a term of endearment, not as a criticism. Because what's more awesome than a mere quarterback? A robotic one. Only problem is ours comes from the past (circa 1951) and not from the future (circa 3000). Hence the inconsistency.
Either way, here's to hoping Steve Young somehow falls assbackwards onto Chad Henne's robot dong. *crashing cymbals* *clown car horn*