The crushing end to Chad Pennington’s 2010 season isn’t going to deter him from attempting yet another comeback from shoulder surgery.
“I’m going to make a run at it, and the reason I am is that I still have that fire inside,” Pennington told Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. “I have to go out and see if my shoulder can respond. If it doesn’t respond, I can live with that. But if it does, or it could have responded and I didn’t give it a chance, I don’t think I could live with that.”
Pennington dislocated his shoulder on his first play back as the team’s starting quarterback in 2010 and underwent his fourth shoulder surgery in December. He lauded Miami’s hire of Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator; Daboll worked with Pennington in New York.
The two-time NFL Comeback Player of the Year award doesn’t necessarily expect Miami to invite him to training camp.
“If they don’t [want me back], it certainly won’t hurt my feelings,” Pennington said. “I understand the situation, I understand the history behind it. I’m certainly not expecting anything from the Dolphins.”