Re: Rich: Dolphins 33, Raiders 17 (The Good, Bad, & Ugly)
Big Dave wrote:
Chad Henne had a top notch day, going 17 for 30 for 307 yards and 2 TDs. He did throw one interception.
It was good to see the Dolphins stand behind Henne and give him great support. For once, he passed for 300 yards and the Dolphins WON. One of the guys in the chat room joked saying that we were going to lose now that Henne has thrown for 300 yards.
I don't think even Henne understood why he threw that interception. It even caused Sparano to spit out an F-bomb and tell him that he needs to throw those balls away. Later on Henne actually threw it away when noone was open. I think that interception is a clear indication to EVERYONE that Henne is still a young quarterback who is going to make mistakes. Every game he continues to show that he has all the physical tools to be our starting quarterback. Mentally he is getting there.
One thing that I liked to see is Thigpen being used in the game. I know Rich did not like the Wild Pat, but I felt that when we traded for Thigpen that he could run what the Dolphins wanted Pat White to do. Why not utilize Thigpen's talents coming off the bench a couple plays a game? His appearance may have just been to give Henne a rest for a few plays.