Ok, so maybe we're not completely experts on the Miami Dolphins, but we have got to be pretty close.
Gary and I both like to think we know a good bit about the Dolphins, but you probably won't agree with us all of the time. So, I implore you to leave a comment any time that you disagree. We love starting discussion, and that is what we write for.
So any time that you have a reaction to something either of us says just post it in the comments.
And now, here is each of our opinions on the Dolphins QB situation. I will start with Gary's:
(Written by Gary)
There has been a ton of debate on who the QB should be down here in Miami, but I think the debate is over. Chad Henne is the QB of the Miami Dolphins for now, and for the future. He has settled in very nicely, and I can't help but feel that the search for a QB is over.
I'm sure he is going to have days we wish he were back playing for Michigan, but that is true for nearly every young QB in the league. Would you rather see us with Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, Alex Smith, Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, Matthew Stafford, or Sam Bradford? I do like Stafford, so let's take him off the list, and Bradford is doing as well as Henne so he shouldn't be on the list either.
Not convinced yet? Well, in Henne's 2nd year take a look at who is rated below him according to ESPN. Click on this link:
We have Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Matt Schaub, Jay Cutler, Brett Farve, and a few other big names. Plus, of those above him whom would you want in his place? Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, or Kyle Orton? You're kidding right?
As much as Chad Pennington has done for the Dolphins, he is NOT better than Chad Henne. The Miami Dolphins have found their QB, and no he is not a Dan Marino, but who is? He is getting better every week, and I can see him growing into the leader on offense.
I don't know how this year is going to work out, but we have found our QB.
My Opinion (Paul)
I agree with Gary that Chad Henne is our man. Henne gives us an arm that throws the ball farther than 30 yards, and he is still young. Pennington really doesn't throw the ball deep ever, and he will retire soon.
I have said it time and time again. Chad Henne is the quarterback of the future for the Miami Dolphins, and to those of you who argue that Chad Pennington will give the Dolphins a better chance to win you are wrong. Henne has the ability to make a big throw and put points on the board quickly. Pennington doesn't.
He is also a great game manager. He may not be as good at managing the game as Chad Pennington just yet, but he is getting there.
And, for the sake of the argument, let's pretend like Pennington does give the Dolphins a better chance to win. Starting him will not benefit Miami in the future. They may have a good season this year, but what happens when Pennington retires?
You are back to square one with Henne, and then it is rebuilding time again. And while rebuilding is necessary sometimes, it isn't always fun to watch.
Thanks for reading, and please feel free to leave a comment responding to either of us.
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