Brandon Marshall says he and Chad Henne are on the same page

AP

At the end of last season, Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall said he had doubts about whether Chad Henne understood how to get him the ball.

Now Marshall says he’s on the same page with Henne, and he doesn’t get why anyone would think otherwise.

Asked by the Miami Herald on Friday if there was any tension or anger between himself and Henne, Marshall replied, “Why, I don’t understand –- next question.”

Marshall also said he’s been talking to Henne “a lot” and that they’re excited about what they can do together in Brian Daboll’s offense.

“Just trying to see what direction we’re going in the offseason as far as getting everybody back together, going over some of the things we’ve learned as far as the new offense,” Marshall said of his conversations with Henne. “Just getting some timing down on the field.”

Of course, under league rules, Marshall and Henne shouldn’t have learned anything about the new offense — there’s no coaching allowed between the end of the season and the start of the new league year. But other than perhaps letting slip that the Dolphins got an edge through impermissible contact between coaches and players, Marshall is saying all the right things about being a team player.

“We’ve just got to play as one,” Marshall said. “It’s our goal, but it’s hard to accomplish. All parts have to be moving in the same direction, from management to coaches to the players. If you’re marching to the beat of your own drum, we’re not going to get it done.”

22 responses to “Brandon Marshall says he and Chad Henne are on the same page

  1. That would be page 1. Henne wasn’t throwing well last year and Marshall wasn’t catching well or running well after he did catch it.

  2. Henne looked like pure garbage at the end of last season. Finding it impossible to believe that he’s the long term answer. He and Marshall must be smoking from the same stash

  3. Under what league rules? Oh, you mean the former league rules that have since expired. Only a Union would negotiate punishment for hard work.

  4. Brandon Marshall just wanted to be the football Lebron going to Miami.

    Enjoy that extension, along with being buried in the AFC East, with two of the better AFC corner backs on your tail.

  5. Numerous quarterbacks have struggled early and gone on to have good to great careers (Gannon’s MVP season is just one glaring example).

    The problem for Miami is that it’s unlikely that he’ll have a “light comes on” moment. He has improved, and will probably continue to improve, incrementally, in fits and stops. If he ever becomes a solid consistent QB, let alone an MVP, it’s more likely than not to be 5-7 years from now…for his 2nd or 3rd team.

    I still hope they draft someone AND sign someone. If Henne can hold on to his job against serious competition (i.e., not a guy with his arm held together by duct tape…and another guy that’s three foot one and could be tackled by a girl scout), than I would gladly support him.

    So, it’s definitely not a bad thing that their #1 WR isn’t talking him down (anymore).

  6. As a jets fan I’m real scared to read this article lol. Look out afc east Chad Henne is coming!!

  7. Honestly the Dolphins are not a good team. They sucked massively last year. HOWEVER…..

    It would be a blatant lie if I said Chad Henne doesn’t have a rocket for an arm. I saw him live when he against the Vikings. He’s got a freaking cannon.

    If he can actually apply it to the field and get Marshall the ball, they COULD be scary.

    We will see..

  8. @ny82jy That’s funny. The rest of the league says the same thing about Mark Sanchez….I mean, afterall, Henne and Sanchez have about the same passer rating. But Henne doesn’t have two good receivers, a good o-line like Sanchez.

  9. By being “on the same page” does that mean they both think they are much better than they actually are??? And drop a lot of catchable balls ???

  10. ny82jy says: Apr 9, 2011 9:39 AM

    As a jets fan I’m real scared to read this article lol. Look out afc east Chad Henne is coming!!

    —-

    Yeah, and Mark Sanchez really strikes fear into the hearts of…..well……NO ONE.

  11. @Bmwaldrop

    Hey why don’t you compare their career playoff ratings. O that’s right Henne can’t get his team to the playoffs. In two seasons Sanchez has a career passer rating in the playoffs of about 92 I believe. Check it.

  12. Unfortunately for Chad Henne, opposing DBs have been on the same page for awhile now.

    Did Henne stop staring receivers down in the offseason?

  13. @Bmwaldrop

    Sanchez career playoff numbers 92.2 passer rating 7tds to 3 ints, 60.5 comp%, 922 yds. Henne couldn’t even hold down the starters job last year nevermind lead his team to the playoffs and win big games. I don’t know where you get off comparing the to. I’d take Ryan Fitzpatrick off the bills anyday over Henne. he is the worst qb in the division.

  14. Too bad they are both on the same losing team. Whatever QB the ‘Fins draft better get on the same page quickly.

  15. ny82jy –

    “I’d take Ryan Fitzpatrick off the bills anyday over Henne. he is the worst qb in the league.”

    Fixed.

  16. I lost faith in Chad Henne. He’s too inconsistent, and doesn’t move/react well under pressure. Who cares what the inbred Jets fans say. We’re still waiting for their ‘soon to be ‘super” season. Walk the walk. lol.

  17. dblockdedicated says:
    Apr 9, 2011 10:07 AM
    Honestly the Dolphins are not a good team. They sucked massively last year.
    ________________________________
    The DOLPHINS did not massively suck last year…the Dolphins OFFENSE massively sucked last year. Nolan did what he always does @ DC though…helped the D be pretty darned good. With the amount of scoring the Fins did on O, the job Nolan did with the defense was even more phenomenal. The single dumbest thing McDaniels did as Den’s HC as far as personnel was fire that guy.

  18. ny82jy says:
    Apr 9, 2011 1:05 PM
    @Bmwaldrop

    Hey why don’t you compare their career playoff ratings. O that’s right Henne can’t get his team to the playoffs. In two seasons Sanchez has a career passer rating in the playoffs of about 92 I believe. Check it.

    Try checking reality. In 2009 the Jets backed into the playoffs, inspite of Sanchez, not because of him. He was ranked 31st. 2010 he was ranked 27th. He didnt lead the Jets anywhere. In 2009 he was in the way. In 2010 he got out of the way. He’s just not that good fellas.

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