I love hearing that from Marshall who was, for the most part, shut down last Sunday. Marshall realizes the amount of talent this team has, and these quotes could not have come at a better time.
Everyone seemed to be down on the Dolphins, and everyone was especially down on Chad Henne after he threw three interceptions without a touchdown against Baltimore.
I also like his playoff guarantee. He is putting himself out there for the team, and now it is their turn to start performing better. He recognizes that talent and potential on this team so he is trying to bring it out.
The most important thing Marshall did, though, was that he attempted to calm a lot of the Henne doubters with the following comments, and I think what he said will have a huge impact for Miami fans, as well as Henne. Here is what he said about Henne and the criticism's surrounding his recent performance:
Those criticisms are probably coming from people who don’t watch the game. Chad Henne is a guy who’s more than capable of being an All-Pro quarterback. Again, it’s not just him. His destiny is in the hands of others: wide receivers, offensive line, offensive coordinator, the organization. It’s not just one guy. He relies on everyone doing their job.Brandon knows what he is talking about, and hearing his confidence in Henne is very reassuring.
Normally you would expect Marshall to be the first person who is critical of Henne because his production has dropped, so hearing him really does give me new hope for Henne. I hadn't fully given up on him yet, but I was starting to have my own doubts.
Marshall then went on to talk about the incredible amount of coverage he is receiving from defenders. He talked about how he was being double and triple teamed on every down. The fact that he was able to get any statistical production with two and three people covering him was a testament to his supreme ability.
I have been afraid that Marshall would act out negatively because of his lack of touchdowns, but I now know I don't have anything to worry about. He may have been considered a diva in Denver, but I am confident that we don't have to worry at all about him now.
So hang in there Dolphins fans, we are only getting better from here. It has also come to my attention that Jason Allen has been released and CB Al Harris has been signed, so be ready for some form of analysis of the move in the near future.
Thanks for reading.
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