When your kicker is the teams MVP, you know something is 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. So far in his two-year career, Henne has shown flashes of brilliance mixed with flashes of craptitude. Hes able to hit receivers 70 yards down-field and then completely miss them for a two-yard pass in the end zone. Henne hasnt done much to gain the fan bases confidence, and thats owed largely to the fact that the Fins flat-out refuse to score touchdowns. The point is, we still dont know if hes the guy to lead this team or if hes just the latest in a long line of quarterback busts since Dan Marino retired in 1999. So far, its been frustrating trying to find out. The Dolphins will host the Chicago Bears at Sun Life Stadium for a special edition of Thursday Night Football.
Thu., Nov. 18, 8:20 p.m., 2010