Every other week or so, The Dude and I get a quick chance to speak with OC Dan Henning after media availability for offensive and defensive coordinators. Henning is known for his colorful personality and our in-depth questionnaire offers rare insight into the man behind the madness. Let's see what that old, crazy coot had to say this week!
(On what factors determine Wildcat play calls)
Well, let me tell you something. Using the Wildcat depends on the time of day, the score, field position, down and distance, a number of factors really. Like, next time we plan to use it will probably be we're down 2 touchdowns with 6 minutes to go and we've got a 4th-and-7 inside the opponent's redzone. I'm just crazy like that! I do want I want, ok? If I want to run a Wildcat at your goddamn wedding, you're darn tootin' I'm gonna do it. It also depends on what underwear I'm wearing and if there's a skidmark or two from a poor wipe job. Shit stain? WILDCAT!
(On his feelings towards Steelers Hall of Fame Defensive Coordinator, Dick LeBeau)
He's one of my few elders in this league, ok? I rarely get to say that as I am very, very old, you see. In fact, have you REALLY looked at him? No? Well, let me let you in on a little secret. Dick LeBeau? Fuckin' VAMPIRE. And he's a weird one too. Sucks the blood straight out the cooter of pre-teen girls enduring their first mentsrual cycle. Guy goes to more family dinner parties and Thanksgivings than anyone ever has ever. "Where's LeBeau?", you might say. Probably checkin every seat in the house to see if he can find a bloodstain!
(On how to be effective against the Steelers run defense)
Patience. And end arounds. And reverses. And triple reverses. And flea-flickers that are actually runs up the B gap that are actually punts from our own 1 yard line but are really WILDCAT option passes from Lydon Murtha. I'm old!! I can do anything so fuck you!
/ storms off podium
Thanks, Dan Henning!