When your kicker is the teams MVP, you know somethings wrong. Yet its been that kind of season for the Miami Dolphins. Its been that kind of decade, actually. The Fins are ranked 28th in the league in scoring this season. They have no problem moving the ball into the red zone. They just proceed to soil themselves once they get there. Its gotten to the point that whenever the Dolphins score a touchdown, people are legitimately surprised. Some say the fault lies with quarterback Chad Henne, whose career can best be described as mostly harmless. But thats not what you want from your potential franchise quarterback. Henne has shown flashes of brilliance mixed with flashes of captitude so far in his two-year career. Hes able to hit receivers 70 yards downfield one moment and completely miss them for a two-yard pass attempt in the end zone the next. Henne hasnt done much to gain the fan bases confidence, and thats due largely to the fact that the Fins flat out refuse to score touchdowns. Maybe well figure out if theyre better off when a different quarterback suits up: First up, will try out Chad Pennington. But so far, its been a frustrating season trying to figure out if Henne will be added to the long line of quarterback busts since Dan Marino retired in 1999. The Dolphins host the Chicago Bears at Sun Life Stadium (2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens) for a special edition of Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. Tickets start at $52. Visit miamidolphins.com.
Thu., Nov. 18, 8:20 p.m., 2010