It has been a little while since we specifically discussed just Chad Henne and whether he is good enough for the Miami Dolphins, but I found an article by Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post that provides some more statistics that give me even less faith in Henne.
I encourage you guys to read the article and then come back here and let me hear your reactions. The article can be found here:
Also, that article links you to a complete list of the deep ball percentages done by Pro Football Focus. That article can be found here:
As you can see Henne was really bad at throwing the ball deep. That may have been partially Dan Henning's fault, but you can't completely take the blame off Henne's shoulders.
Drafting Edmond Gates will obviously help improve the deep passing game, but the quarterback needs to be able to hit him on the run and I don't know how well Henne will do that. I can remember last year when Henne underthrew Brandon Marshall, so how would he be throwing to someone a good bit faster in Gates?
If you took a look at the deep ball percentages on Pro Football Focus, you were probably just as surprised as me to see that Vince Young had the highest deep ball completion percentage in the NFL. I am not saying that this is the reason Miami should bring Young in, but it does add to the argument of bringing him in. He is a cheap player, and he wouldn't be too much of a risk because he wouldn't even be guaranteed to start if he didn't impress the Dolphins management.
Thanks for reading and let me know what you guys think about all of this.