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Henne glad to have Marshall "rather than drafting a young guy"

Heading into the offseason, it was clear the Miami Dolphins wanted to upgrade at wide receiver, perhaps by taking one in the first round of the draft. Quarterback Chad Henne is glad the Dolphins instead decided to improve at receiver by trading for Brandon Marshall.

“It’s great to have a veteran guy rather than drafting a young guy and developing him. We’re pretty excited,” Henne said, per Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post. “He definitely brings a lot to the table and we can really revolve our offense around that.”

Marshall has a history of getting into off-field trouble, but Henne said he’s not particularly concerned about that.

“I mean everybody says there’s off-the-field issues and I think everybody has off-the-field issues,” Henne said. “But under this organization I think we’ll be fine and as long as he comes on Sunday and plays we’ll be happy.”

It’s true, I suppose, that everybody has off-the-field issues, although not everybody has off-the-field issues involving arrests and suspensions, which Marshall has. Ultimately, though, Henne is just happy about what Marshall can do on the field.

“His size definitely stands out and I think just the way he goes up and gets the ball, it’s his ball in the air when you throw it up there,” Henne said. “When he gets yards after catch he’s not looking to run out of bounds, he’s more going after the corners because he’s 6-foot-4 and a lot of guys are scared of him out there in the open field.”

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  1. Dolphin man41 says: Apr 17, 2010 12:20 PM

    He (Marshall) brings a subpar offense up to a solid maybe even a potenial to be elite offense.

  2. Greg says: Apr 17, 2010 12:20 PM

    He will be arrested before training camp.

  3. thedolphan says: Apr 17, 2010 12:21 PM

    i love it

  4. Dolphinatic says: Apr 17, 2010 12:23 PM

    Henne To Marshall…. TOUCHDOWN!!!!!

  5. HOI says: Apr 17, 2010 12:23 PM

    Henne talks like he’s been in the league for 10 years.
    “It’s great to have a veteran guy rather than drafting a young guy and developing him. ”
    You still have a lot of devloping to do as well there buck-o.
    His record as a starter is a game over .500….7-6. Plus with the Wildcat horseshit they do he spends multiple offensive plays during the game on the sideline.
    Shut the yap Nancy and try proving yourself first. Fish….8-8 this year book it!!!

  6. MANNY says: Apr 17, 2010 12:28 PM

    I bet Marshall is not happy to have you because YOU SUCK!!!!!!!
    Henne talks like he is Brady. You’ll get bench for Pennington by mid-season. You’re nothing than a big mouth piece of crap!!

  7. bluestree says: Apr 17, 2010 12:28 PM

    He’s right. Rookie recievers usually take three years to be fully developed. He’s got to be the happiest guy in south florida. I liked what I saw of Henne last year, and Marshall is a huge upgrade over the guys they had. With some running game and Brandon Marshall, this kid could bust out big time.

  8. Run2Daylight says: Apr 17, 2010 12:33 PM

    “Henne talks like he’s been in the league for 10 years”
    My thoughts exactly! Good post.

  9. Dolphin man41 says: Apr 17, 2010 12:36 PM

    Hoi; Wrong O!! Fins 12-4 This year. Last year, Whole shI& load of injuries. The Fins want have as many injuries as last year. So fair warning for everyone in the AFC Conference this year. The fins will Physically beat the sh*& out of everbody in the Conference this season.

  10. 24ksmith says: Apr 17, 2010 12:41 PM

    “When he gets yards after catch he’s not looking to run out of bounds…”
    haha shot at ted ginn?

  11. norton99 says: Apr 17, 2010 12:41 PM

    HOI says:
    April 17, 2010 12:23 PM
    Henne talks like he’s been in the league for 10 years.
    “It’s great to have a veteran guy rather than drafting a young guy and developing him. ”
    You still have a lot of devloping to do as well there buck-o.
    His record as a starter is a game over .500….7-6. Plus with the Wildcat horseshit they do he spends multiple offensive plays during the game on the sideline.
    Shut the yap Nancy and try proving yourself first. Fish….8-8 this year book it!!!
    *******************************************
    My sentiments exactly.I realize the reporters are sticking a mic in his face but Henne is talking the last few weeks like he’s Peyton Manning and it’s just as likely he’ll be gone in a year or two.

  12. Hans says: Apr 17, 2010 12:46 PM

    Marshall in Miami sounds like trouble. If Brandon can do the following:
    A.) Stay out of jail
    B.) Not get shot
    C.) Not shoot anyone
    Then Henne is going to be a top-10, maybe even top-5 fantasy QB.

  13. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Apr 17, 2010 12:52 PM

    People are seriously underestimating what the additions of Dansby and Marshall actually mean to this Miami team…we can continue this talk next January.

  14. HOI says: Apr 17, 2010 12:58 PM

    “He (Marshall) brings a subpar offense up to a solid maybe even a potenial to be elite offense.”
    LOLOLOL!! DolFish homers are the best in the NFL!! Elite offense?? You’re joking right? Elite offenses…Colts, Saints, Vikes, Pats…explain to me how you guys even begin to compare?
    My teams not even in the AFC East but you guys are STILL behind the Pats and Jets.
    Dolphins fans….biggest HOMERS in the NFL!!

  15. HOI says: Apr 17, 2010 1:01 PM

    “People are seriously underestimating what the additions of Dansby and Marshall actually mean to this Miami team…we can continue this talk next January.”
    Yea…when you boys are playing golf…You guys had a LOSING record last year. Explain to me how one WR and one LB makes you contenders.
    PS…your Pass D sucked and I havent seen an upgrade there…

  16. HOI says: Apr 17, 2010 1:06 PM

    “People are seriously underestimating what the additions of Dansby and Marshall actually mean to this Miami team…we can continue this talk next January.”
    The team Dansby just left had a better QB, WR corp, and defensive back field than the Fish…and they couldnt get it done. What makes you think you guys can.
    Well at least with these additions maybe you guys can sell out a home game for a change.

  17. Drafty says: Apr 17, 2010 1:07 PM

    I wish my team had a guy like Marshall, too.
    Signed,
    Broncos Fan

  18. sniperhare says: Apr 17, 2010 1:09 PM

    I like Henne as a QB, I was hoping the Jags would have taken him that year if he fell to them. I think he can succeed in a more traditional offense, but the wildcat will only stunt his growth as a passer.

  19. FinFan says: Apr 17, 2010 1:13 PM

    “When he gets yards after catch he’s not looking to run out of bounds”
    —> Ouch, cheap shot at Ted Gimp Jr.

  20. koast says: Apr 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    Henne is not gonna make it past week 5. Pennington will be back in that starting role. You can’t deny the stats Chad has over his career, and getting him started half way through the year will give him a chip on his shoulder and will aide in keeping him healthy longer.
    Chad Henne is a nice idea, but he’s not the answer.

  21. lifelongphinfan says: Apr 17, 2010 1:31 PM

    whats up with all the henne haters? must be jet/patriot fans henne has shown he belongs in the nfl and now that he has a real # 1 wr to throw at along with a guy like devon bess in the slot who will see a lot more single coverage thanks to marshall demanding double coverage henne is poised to have a break out year. now book that

  22. FinFan says: Apr 17, 2010 1:36 PM

    All the Henne Haters are idiots that think they belong at GM. Here you take a guy that came in the 4th game unexpected to be starter and 7-9 despite a crappy defense that posted more points than the offense could dig out.
    Henne single handlingly brought us back from huge defensive deficits. So all you Henne Haters… suck it, hes the future!

  23. monropoobah says: Apr 17, 2010 1:44 PM

    afc east should be great fun. hope henne does better than you all expect. but you’ll still be third best. go jets!

  24. sip sip says: Apr 17, 2010 1:57 PM

    C’mon HOI, we see that putrid green and white dripping from your greasy mouth. The wildcat is DEAD ! They only ran that because of guys like Ted Ginn dropping the ball or running out of bounds before contact. Now , with him gone and a real receiver to go get the ball and watch as Henne and the fins separate themselves from the rest of the AFC east.
    By the way, all home games are sellouts in Miami, in one of the largest stadiums in the NFL. You must be reading the Jacksonville papers.

  25. HellRelle24 says: Apr 17, 2010 2:13 PM

    lifelong..im a jet fan, and ill agree with you that i do think henne is going to be a good quarterback. but, marshall wont be demanding double coverage against your biggest rival the jets due in part to having the most dominant defensive player in the league in Darrelle Revis.

  26. Dolfan34 says: Apr 17, 2010 2:13 PM

    Not sure why everyone is criticizing Henne on here. He’s the leader of the team now and he needs to stand up and sound like the leader. He had a decent first year for us with a very poor receiving core. He’s given us Dolphins hope for the future. So go ahead and slam but he has a very bright future!

  27. Karlos Long 5877 says: Apr 17, 2010 2:16 PM

    @HOI and all the other Dolphin Haters that have a complete lack of knowledge on Henne’s talents, mark my words, Chad Henne will be a top 10 fantasy QB this year and will take this Dolphin team to the playoffs.

  28. bluehaze says: Apr 17, 2010 2:59 PM

    Henne looked like a solid QB without Marshall he’s going to be even better now that he has him. Not sure where all the hate comes from, jealous fans I guess?

  29. Ken West says: Apr 17, 2010 3:02 PM

    WOW. Can Henne be hated on more?
    I think he is a solid young QB that has a chance to be the answer. If Marshall is not a bust(ed) and the O-Line stays healthy, Henne could have a pro bowl year (As an alternate after all the Vets pass on going.)

  30. Jaysuz says: Apr 17, 2010 3:08 PM

    That AFC hate is strong!!!
    The kid has to believe he is the leader of that team so talking like it is part of the deal.
    Marshall will make us better and maybe we wont have to run the wildcat because we have a legit WR. Other than a botched attempt at Clark the dolphins have done well in this free agency.

  31. King Cheese says: Apr 17, 2010 3:32 PM

    I can not believe all the idiots here!!!!!!!Henne a top 5 or even a top 10 qb, you have to be kidding me!!!!! This guy SUCKS!! He could not be top 10 in a 11 team high school league. Iam surrounded by idoits!!!!!!

  32. j0hnny63 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:53 PM

    I think it’s obvious who the real “idoit” is.

  33. Irish Phin Fan says: Apr 17, 2010 3:59 PM

    Boy there sure are a lot of jealous fans on this site huh?

  34. FinFan says: Apr 17, 2010 4:17 PM

    King Cheese (or Clown Cheese)
    He was the most declarated athlete to come out of highschool. He started every single season in College and has won championship titles in Highschool & College.
    You haven’t seen anything yet. Know your role and shut up! GO FINS!

  35. lifelongphinfan says: Apr 17, 2010 4:46 PM

    HELLS RELL-i also agree revis is a very good db and no one to mess around with but marshall is a beast at wr it should be fun to watch it play out this year but i still think you guys will end up doubling him.btw for a jets fan you seem to be an o.k. joe

  36. monropoobah says: Apr 17, 2010 5:00 PM

    declarated?

  37. Damien Thorn says: Apr 17, 2010 5:21 PM

    @HOI
    The Dolphins compare quite well to the “elite” offenses after the Marshall trade. The #1 receiver spot was really all this team needed. The running game and O-line are top 5 in the league, better than Pats and Jets. Henne will have a break-out season and the passing game will improve by leaps and bounds. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the people who get paid alot of money to break this info down. They are all saying the same thing. Of course, you are probably smarter and know more about Football than they do, right? Thats why they are on national radio programs and on channels like ESPN and The NFL Network and you leave posts on websites without even using your real name.

  38. Dolphinatic says: Apr 17, 2010 5:39 PM

    PS…your Pass D sucked and I havent seen an upgrade there…
    We had two rookie corners… both of whom played good for being just that. The development may not be enough but they will be improved with the starts.Safety is an issue as well.
    That being said Marshall forces the opposition to stop stacking the line and dropping 8 in the box to stop our killer run attack. Henne showed alot of potential last yr, deal with it. We will be good if we don’t get bit by the injury bug again this yr( IE #1 QB and #1 RB last yr).

  39. texasPHINSfan says: Apr 18, 2010 4:32 AM

    Hoi, don’t burn out your keyboard posting all your hate in Dolphins articles, jeez.
    Henne didn’t say anything groundbreaking or brady-esque. the comment “i’d prefer a probowl receiver in his prime over drafting a hopeful that you don’t know if they will pan out or not and need to be developed” is essentially what Henne said.
    This is the most common-sense comment a quaterback has ever made. it’s not smug or acting like you’ve been in the league ten years. it’s common sense. stop acting like you’re holier than henne is. i appreciate henne just puts it out there in plain english.
    and yes, of course he is happy like a school boy – if you had Ted freaking Ginn as your #1 receiver the last two years and suddenly go to Brandon Marshall, you’d probably gush too.

  40. realheavyd says: Apr 18, 2010 12:56 PM

    RE:
    Dolphinatic says:
    “PS…your Pass D sucked and I havent seen an upgrade there…
    We had two rookie corners… both of whom played good for being just that. The development may not be enough but they will be improved with the starts.Safety is an issue as well.”
    Y’all could alway overpay and sign FS Darren Sharper away from the Saints too if you really want to, you know…

  41. realheavyd says: Apr 18, 2010 12:59 PM

    A lot of you Fins fans are being overly harsh on Chad Henne if you ask me. He is not as “bad” a QB as many of you seem to think he is. It could be a lot worse you know! At least now he has a receiver to throw to who can actually run the routes and make the catches (unlike Ted Ginn) no matter how high over his head the passes might be…

  42. HellRelle24 says: Apr 18, 2010 2:47 PM

    thanks lifelong i give credit when credits due…he might draw double teams, i think it will be a great matchup him and revis i know marshall is much bigger, but qb’s make mistakes even throwing the ball in revis’ vicinity cause something is bound to go wrong

  43. overkil2 says: Apr 19, 2010 10:43 AM

    “King Cheese says:
    April 17, 2010 3:32 PM
    \ Iam surrounded by idoits!!!!!!

    Move out of NY and that should fix that problem.

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