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Brandon Marshall calls Chad Henne “white Vick”

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ESPN the Magazine recently, and controversially, asked, “What if Michael Vick were white?Brandon Marshall’s answer to that question is that if Vick were white he’d be Chad Henne.

Marshall, the Dolphins receiver, said his quarterback was so impressive with his running on Monday night that he looked a little like Vick out there.

Yeah the white Vick,” Marshall said.

Although it was largely overshadowed by an even bigger game by Tom Brady on Monday night, Henne had a tremendous game in the loss to the Patriots, running for 59 yards and passing for 416 yards. Marshall said the running is a nice little bonus.

“As long as he doesn’t get hit and he continues to do that because we need that,” Marshall said. “It definitely helps us out, as long as he gets down early enough we’ll take it.”

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76 Responses to “Brandon Marshall calls Chad Henne “white Vick””
  1. tjacks7 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:01 AM

    Marcus Vick I assume. Maybe Vicks mother. Please specify.

  2. ny82jy says: Sep 15, 2011 8:04 AM

    O god!!! The white mike vick are you kidding me?? Hahahaha. This guys is a absolute mess. There are no similarities between the two. Henne will never be in vicks league and i hate vick and ill still say it. Marshall just shut up and concentrate on winning a game and not beating your wife you loser headcase.

  3. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Sep 15, 2011 8:04 AM

    Jesus… while I find his comment hilarious and un-offensive, can you imagine what would have happened if Brent Celek called Vick “The Black Tom Brady”? The media would be flipping their crap over how racist it was.

  4. kelvinmchale says: Sep 15, 2011 8:04 AM

    Tebow is White Vick.

  5. benh999 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:05 AM

    “Henne had a tremendous game”

    He had good passing numbers. They could not convert on a lot of third downs and failed to score TDs on multiple trips to the red zone.

  6. robcypher says: Sep 15, 2011 8:06 AM

    Sounds like Marshall’s been smoking some “white” too lately. 9_9

  7. someguyiniowa says: Sep 15, 2011 8:06 AM

    Here’s the exact quote that PFT decided to cut up from the Sun Sentinel article:

    “On Chad Henne’s scrambling ability “I like it, as long as he doesn’t get hit.” (on people calling Henne Michael Vick) – Laughing “Yeah the white Vick (laughter). As long as he doesn’t get hit and he continues to do that because we need that. It definitely helps us out, as long as he gets down early enough we’ll take it.””

  8. stealersfannot says: Sep 15, 2011 8:06 AM

    He looked more like a more agile, less bulky, Roethlisberger.

    They both have that face ass.

  9. gpete1962 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:07 AM

    If Brandon were on the Eagles what would he call Vick “The black Brady”

  10. palewook says: Sep 15, 2011 8:14 AM

    henne might need another season or three or five, before even toying with the idea of accepting that title. one game hardly makes him the second coming of vick.

  11. liltifer says: Sep 15, 2011 8:14 AM

    Henne’s career high for a SEASON was 52. So I’ll take 59 in one game. He’s surely not the reason they lost Monday. If he keeps up this type of play, I can see them winning more, because I have to consider their defensive performance an aberration (unless it happens in Week 2 against Houston).

  12. eaglesw00t says: Sep 15, 2011 8:18 AM

    If a player came out and said that Cam Newton looked like “The Black Tom Brady”, how well would that go over?

  13. canjura says: Sep 15, 2011 8:20 AM

    I don’t understand why people (both players and media included) have to bring race into the sport of football…

  14. hail2tharedskins says: Sep 15, 2011 8:21 AM

    If Marshall really thinks Henne’s running ability is similar to Vick, I call Marshall ‘on crack’!

  15. illmatic8582 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:21 AM

    no….just no

  16. 8drinkminimum says: Sep 15, 2011 8:25 AM

    Brandon has issues that have been well publicized but he will never be accused of being dull.

  17. ampking101 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:27 AM

    So basically what your saying is that he sucks horribly until he’s moved to a franchise that is the easiest to play QB with incredibly talented WRs.

    I mean I give credit where credit is due to Vick for changing things around and what not. That being said, coming from a diehard Falcons fan…dude blew until he went to Philly.

    As for the usually mediocre/bad QBs like Henne and Tavaris Jackson (no not hating just stating fact) that put up good numbers last week, and proven Qbs like Matt Ryan and Matt Schaub that put up some pretty bad numbers. We will see how they look once the season progresses and the effects of the lockout wear off when o-lines, defenses, WR, and QBs start getting back into the grove of things. Then if Henne is still playing good, I’ll give him his props.

  18. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 15, 2011 8:30 AM

    Cue the dog comments…

  19. quadya says: Sep 15, 2011 8:32 AM

    who wrote this article? and why are they not bashing the dolphins like this site is supposed to?

  20. ricardoheinze says: Sep 15, 2011 8:34 AM

    What has the guy been smoking?

  21. fishermonk says: Sep 15, 2011 8:34 AM

    So if ESPN was racist for the article, does this by definition mean that Marshall is also a racist for his comments?

  22. angrycorgi says: Sep 15, 2011 8:37 AM

    He must be referring to the Falcons-version of Vick. Somebody needs to check and see if Chad Henne has been strangling/drowning/setting-fire-to/shooting any dogs. This may be a low-key attempt to blow the whistle on him by Marshall!

  23. waltdawg says: Sep 15, 2011 8:41 AM

    Huh? He is white. Period

  24. nogoodell says: Sep 15, 2011 8:43 AM

    Poodles better watch out

  25. steelerlady43 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:43 AM

    Ummm im not an Eagles fan but even if Chad Henne was black he still would not be as good as Mike Vick…sorry.

  26. pabillsfan says: Sep 15, 2011 8:44 AM

    Marshall is a bone head.

  27. eaglesblow says: Sep 15, 2011 8:47 AM

    Why does he hate Henne?

  28. rdrs68 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:50 AM

    does Chad abuse animals too?

  29. hotep999 says: Sep 15, 2011 8:52 AM

    thanks someguyiniowa !

  30. eaglesw00t says: Sep 15, 2011 8:52 AM

    Anyone who watched Vick almost single handedly smoke the Giants in the last 7 minutes of their game last year would not make this comparison whatsoever.

    I hated Vick in Atlanta, because I almost despise running back QBs. But I gotta admit…what he did to the Giants was just sick. His athleticism is incredible. I watched all of Cunninghams and McNabbs careers, and Vick is just on a whole different level.

    To compare Henne to him is ignorance.

  31. philly4lyfe says: Sep 15, 2011 8:57 AM

    He wishes

  32. whatwouldlombardido says: Sep 15, 2011 9:03 AM

    “I like it, as long as he doesn’t get hit.”
    What are the odds? The first team he faces with headhunter LBs or speed DEs are going to be licking their chops for the opportunity to hit him. BTW, a NFL QB only runs because his receivers are covered downfield. Hear that Brandon Marshall?

  33. Scott says: Sep 15, 2011 9:05 AM

    I know I shouldn’t be, but I am shocked how many people are taking this comment at face value. C’mon folks…use your brain for once.

    No Marshall was not saying Henne can run like the wind (like Vick). Just that the qb getting some rushing yards helps the entire offense. But he’s wrong a little bit…Henne is more accurate than Vick.

  34. flyinhighwithvick says: Sep 15, 2011 9:06 AM

    Does this mean Mike Vick is the black Chad Henne?

  35. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 15, 2011 9:06 AM

    And the Dolphins are the aqua/orange Clippers.

  36. Daily Noontime – September 15, 2011 « Noontime Sports says: Sep 15, 2011 9:08 AM

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  37. buddybowl69 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:08 AM

    Please stop with the dog comments. You wont find a bigger animal lover than me, and everytime I read these comments, it’s just a reminder of how humans can be so cruel. So please, stop, I know it happens, but I don’t need to be reminded of it on a continual basis. Thank you.

  38. rexismybff says: Sep 15, 2011 9:08 AM

    Rush Limbaugh is the white Albert Haynesworth.

  39. clk320cpe says: Sep 15, 2011 9:15 AM

    Is Brandon serious?

    Chad Henne has knowingly spread VD that he knew couldn’t be cured to other humans?

    Chad Henne bought a piece of property with his first check from the Dolphins & for the last 6 years run a secret dog fighting operation where he multiple times a week took under performing animals & tortured them after they were beat up & crying in some of the most soulless, inhuman, sadistic ways he could think of?

    Chad Henne is a sick, pathological, compulsive liar that has had to use a PR firm that has utilized some of the most shameless, irresponsible BS to rebuild his image?

    Chad Henne is one of the most evil people to ever play in the NFL?

    Brandon needs to double up on his Lithium & buy a roll of duct tape for his mouth.

  40. clk320cpe says: Sep 15, 2011 9:17 AM


    Please stop telling others what to do & what to say.


  41. scudbot says: Sep 15, 2011 9:19 AM

    Whatever. The article this post was created from is titled “Marshall Q&A: Offense has to be consistent”. Anything to generate page hits, I guess. However, since Marshall is battling mental health issues, isn’t this post just a bit outside and exploitative?

  42. nav711 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:29 AM

    Hey Marshall, you are crazier than we thought. GO GET HELP!!!

  43. spharrgcs says: Sep 15, 2011 9:30 AM

    Great. Marshall once again affirms his status as the NFL’s version of Ron Artest. With every statement he makes he becomes just that more irrelevant.

  44. bigbeefyd says: Sep 15, 2011 9:31 AM

    I wonder if Vick will appreciate being referred to as “the white Chad Henne”?

  45. suhisabeast90 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:35 AM

    Why do we constantly have to be reminded of someones race?

    If so, isn’t Mike Vick the “Black” Steve Young?

    I’m pretty sure Steve and John Elway were doing this before he was. That said the man is very talented and deserves praise for his play.

    As a U of M fan who watched Henne play, he is no Vick……talent gap is HUGE.

  46. turdfurgerson68 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:39 AM

    The white Michael Vick? No. The white Spergon Winn? Maybe.

  47. mwcarolina says: Sep 15, 2011 9:42 AM

    Wow, first off let me just say that Marshall is wrong. Vick is faster and has a better arm, BUT i am NOT knocking Henne. in fact, i think Henne is UNDERrated. Henne can throw the ball and i fully believe that if a 2nd WR would step up and take the heat off Marshall that Henne’s passing improves. Henne has surprised me most though with his running. i NEVER would’ve believed you if you told me that Henne can move, but he can, but white Mike Vick, no. Vick is faster and plus i dont think Henne will go to a federal prison for dogfighting, sorry had to bring that up. Henne and Vick are nothing alike. Vick had to rebuild his career and Henne is just trying to build his career.

  48. senti45 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:46 AM

    They both wear number 7. coincidence i think not

  49. rpiotr01 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:46 AM

    Low completion percentage? Check

    Inability to win big games? Check

    Criminal record for running an illegal gambling operation and fighting dogs? Ehhh, not so much.

    Still, Henne is two-thirds of the way there!

  50. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2012 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:48 AM

    Cant wait to see what Marshall calls him after this week when Henne comes crashing back down to earth ?? The White Jamarcus Russell possibly??

  51. heyguru1969 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:50 AM

    One of the great things about sports is skin color really doesn’t matter. If you’re a true fan, Mike Vick is GREEN & SILVER and Henne is TEAL AND ORANGE. I’m a white guy, but it’s sad to think that after the progress since the 60’s we still concentrate on race for virtually everything. What a shame. I thought America was better than that, but time and again I’m proved wrong.

  52. rc33 says: Sep 15, 2011 9:56 AM

    The movement continues…
    “Like it or not, we’re gonna shove him down your throat and make you like him…”

    Sound like anybody else we know?

  53. dcryan82 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:09 AM

    For any of you posters taking Marshall serious, you’re an idiot… Go listen to or read the interview. It was a joke.
    Stop taking life so seriously, you’ll live longer….

  54. pigskinswag says: Sep 15, 2011 10:09 AM

    I think Brandon Marshall got a hold of Ricky Williams’ emergency stash that he had in his old locker.

  55. xli2006 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:19 AM

    THE ONION is reporting that seconds after Marshall said that, team trainers rushed over to check Marshall for concussion symptoms, while an NFL official wants a drug test.

    One trainer said, “we feared Marshall had an issue because no sane clear-thinking individual would say something that dumb”.

  56. billsfan1 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:19 AM

    does this mean he would butcher animals and give girls herpes? im confused

  57. stampnhawk says: Sep 15, 2011 10:40 AM

    Somewhere, Warren Moon’s head has exploded.

  58. pigskinswag says: Sep 15, 2011 10:49 AM

    Mr Marshall, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  59. starderup says: Sep 15, 2011 10:50 AM

    No, that’s Newton. Well, maybe a little whiter.
    Can’t these guys afford someone to walk around with them and filter their comments?

  60. billf7095 says: Sep 15, 2011 10:55 AM

    The reporter heard Brandon Mitchell wrong. He was saying Chad Henne plays like a “white chick”.

  61. alaricsrevenge says: Sep 15, 2011 11:02 AM

    Does this make Mike Tomlin the black Buddy Ryan?

  62. markeyh says: Sep 15, 2011 11:15 AM

    Marshall said it in jest and for those of you who want to turn it into anything but that you have issues, you are part of the problem not the solution.

  63. jbcommonsense says: Sep 15, 2011 11:21 AM

    Henne is a much worse runner, might develop into a better passer.

  64. realdraftgm says: Sep 15, 2011 11:25 AM

    Look Marshall Henne sucks plenty of quarterbacks will get you 150 yards a game don’t be overhappy with Henne if you want to ever win games. Teebow is the closest white guy to Michael Vick ever. Henne is not a winner like Vick and Teebow and he is not as mobile or as accurate or does he make clutch throws like out of the end zone in the red zone instead of to a target.

  65. stinkfist5 says: Sep 15, 2011 11:28 AM

    Vick is overrated, and is considered special even though he’s been mediocre for every season, expect for last year. I would say the comparison is completely off. Henne is underrated.

  66. steelerlady43 says: Sep 15, 2011 11:31 AM

    flyinhighwithvick says:
    Sep 15, 2011 9:06 AM
    Does this mean Mike Vick is the black Chad Henne
    hahahahahahahaha! Love it!

  67. finallyfootball says: Sep 15, 2011 11:39 AM

    You guys need to read the interview before commenting…Marshall is responding to REPORTERS calling Henne, Vick. He replied, “Yea, the white Mike Vick.” Obviously alluding to the article ESPN wrote to get a laugh out of the reporters, which it did…hmm, this is probably what’s known as “a joke”. Perhaps some of you people have heard of it while studying at PCU?

    Responses here show that certain people, regardless of race, are quick to jump on “the race card”…it’s football people!!!!

  68. georgeanderson2 says: Sep 15, 2011 11:42 AM

    It must be fun to be a Dolphins fan.

  69. 11wheatd says: Sep 15, 2011 11:47 AM

    I guess you can just call Chad Henne a dalmatian…mostly white with some hint of black

  70. justentertainingthestupid says: Sep 15, 2011 11:50 AM

    The fact that some of you don’t get that he’s joking explains what kind of people I’m dealing with on here. I’ll say it again. I think Chad Henne is going to have a really good year.

  71. Slackmo says: Sep 15, 2011 11:50 AM

    The interviewer suggested “people call him Michael Vick” for Henne’s scrambling ability and invited Marshall to react to it. Marshall didn’t come up with that on his own. He was commenting on the interviewer’s reference.

    MDS should apologize for the hack job on Marshall.

  72. rollerino1 says: Sep 15, 2011 12:21 PM

    Everyone in the Dolphins locker room should know better than to let a microphone get anywhere near BM’s face; dude has problems.

  73. electstat says: Sep 15, 2011 1:52 PM

    finallyfootball says:
    Sep 15, 2011 11:39 AM
    You guys need to read the interview before commenting…Marshall is responding to REPORTERS calling Henne, Vick. He replied, “Yea, the white Mike Vick.” Obviously alluding to the article ESPN wrote to get a laugh out of the reporters, which it did…hmm, this is probably what’s known as “a joke”. Perhaps some of you people have heard of it while studying at PCU?

    Responses here show that certain people, regardless of race, are quick to jump on “the race card”…it’s football people!!!!


    Cause we all know that the best way to get a laugh is racism, right?

  74. jonevans83 says: Sep 15, 2011 2:28 PM

    actually, 90% of the people who want to voice their opinion on the internet are idiots in general and are easily manipulated by headlines without doing any research for themselves. It’s actually funny to read and see how stupid people are. haha

  75. glubiamj says: Sep 16, 2011 2:56 PM

    White or black – neither one has won anything in college or the pros – maybe B Marsh is onto something with the comparison?

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