The new look Dolphins Looked nothing like they did last year and HC Tony Sparano celibrated his first win in Miami. The Dolphins held the low depth chart of the Jaguars off in the 4th quarter to win by 5, 19-14.
The real story was the performance of rookie QB Chad Henne who led the team until the end. No sign of Beck or McCown. Henne showed excellent pocket presence throughout the game avoiding rushing DE’s and both stepping up into the pocket and pulling it down to scramble.
Henne looked even more poised than he did last week against Tampa Bay. I do not have the final statistics, but his passes were quick and not summarily dink and dumps. Henne worked his progression well in making defensive reads and check downs. Often finding an open receiver by his 3rd read if not his second.
The Dolphins have a long way to go, but this game showed more potential for a team coming off a 1-15 season.
Again my apologies for the rather soft coverage. I am out of town for the week but wanted to keep everyone clued in. This is a game you will want to watch on NFL Network replay. Henne looked very good.