Looks like Thursdays with Henning just got real. Because, according to the Sun-Sentinel's Mike Berardino, that crazy old fart just threw Chad Henne under the bus during his weekly talk with the press.
Here's a sampling:
This was the first time I can remember Henning being so openly critical of his young quarterback. You could sense the frustration in his voice ...
“We work on the protections,” Henning said. “We had a gaffe in the protection where [Henne] got hit. Really, that was his fault and he knows it. He’s got to set the protection the other way.” ...
Instead of going up 13-3 or even 17-3 on a miserable afternoon, Henne lost a fumble and broke one of the basic tenets of Tony Sparano Football: The Red Zone Rules.
“Those things would have gotten us started, so to speak,” Henning said. “You can’t allow those things to happen. Those are not only bad plays but they’re turnovers in the other direction. They go from having a possible good play to having completely the opposite. In a game as tight as it was the other day, it was critical.”
I mentioned that Henne typically uses two hands on his play-fakes and wondered how much time he spends on the ball-handling aspect of his game.
“We’re talking about one time since he’s been here that’s happened,” Henning said. “He spends a lot of time on it. We have certain plays that are two-hand fakes and certain ones that are one-hand fakes. That’s the first time it’s ever happened to him. You can say, ‘Well, the ball was wet,’ and all that. It’s not supposed to happen. “If you feel like you don’t have control of the football, then you ought to use a two-hand fake even if it was called for a one-hand fake. Those are judgments that guys make that they have to live with when the results happen the way they happen. I don’t know that it hit anybody. I think it just slipped out of his hand when he went to extend it.”
With that, Henning shrugged.
I love that Henning finished his nutty rambling with a shrug. What a crazy old coot.
So, in reading any of this, is Dan Henning really throwing Chad Henne under the bus?
Yea, I guess. Why not. Just pile on the fucker why don't we. Coincidentally, those are the exact words that Ben Roethlisberger says to his penis whenever he runs into a passed out drunk girl at a party. True story!