Henne and White may both be good, but are they a good pair as a #1 and #2?

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  1. ryoung8918

    ryoung8918 Starter

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    Look ahead to the 2010-2011 season for a moment. Pennington has moved on to a team that will give him a shot at starting. Sparano has been proven to be good to his word and Chad Henne and Pat White are competing for the QB job. One of them wins the job, I don't care which.

    Henne and White are completely different style QBs - Henne is right-handed, big, pretty immobile and has a gun for an arm. White is left-handed, small, very mobile and has a decent, but not great arm. Which means having Henne and White as #1 and #2 presents problems for everyone else in the offense. If whoever the #1 is goes down, the offensive sets will have to change to play to the strengths of the other guy. Any rollouts in the playbook go the other direction for a righty versus a lefty. The routes that are run will change to play to the QB's differing strengths. Other than Seattle, I can't think of a stronger contrast between the strengths of the starter and his potential backup. And since Seattle picked #4 overall, I'm not sure how well that worked out for them when Hasselbeck went down.

    Not saying it's impossible to work around, but it presents challenges.
     
  2. DzakkH13

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    It will be a challenge, but these guys will pick it up. I do think Henne will be the eventual stater, but I wouldn't sleep on White. One thing about White is he looks to pass first and run if he has to. I think this alone will give him the ability to become more of a drop back and pass QB.

    Either way, I think we are in a very good situation QB wise. Henne looks good so far and White is good insurance as well as a very good Wildcat fit.
     
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    phinfan33 A True Fan

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    i'm watching NFLN and they're showing Path to the Draft,a recap of the draft,and Mayock&Co. like Pat White and feel he's going to be a good pro QB,and think we're in a good situation with Henne&White,both are young&talented,and they also feel White has a good arm,and has a nice touch on his passes,and where he places the ball...so you guys take it for whatever y'all want to...
     
  4. BARF

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    they will be the best qb tandem in the league for years to come, you have henne for the conventional offense and white for the wildcat, and they both have cannons attached to there arms, and good awareness and to have an added wrinkle henne qb, white at wr, picture it now reverse give it to white, henne down the sidelines, white to henne td.
     
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    david lee is getting an explosive offense when he takes off. co. position
     
  6. #1dolphinsfan

    #1dolphinsfan Perennial All-Pro

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    Henne is the better QB of the two and White is the better athlete of the two i think Henne will be the starter by mid season when Pennington goes down with an injury
     
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    I tend to think that Henne will be #1, White #2 and Penne will be the emergency QB. IMO they are past needeing a manager (Penne) and are looking to go downfield more which both Henne and White can do. Stretching out the field to open the run and the upgrade to the Wildcat with White can make this an offense that poses a week of sleepless night for opposing defenses.
     
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    In a couple years there could be an 18 game regular season, using two active QBs interchangeably throughout the season would give less wear and tear for playoff runs. I'd like to hope Henne is the starter by 1010 season but White takes several snaps each game.
     
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    Can't wait for this season to start. Whatever the Dolfhins Triple Brass has plan for this season as pertaining combo Henne-wildPack-Pat White promesses to be VERY,VERY interesting and entertaining, I can't wait .:lol2:
     
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    The NFL has changed toward the two back system usually a banger with a slasher why not at QB as well. Henne would get the majority of snaps with White coming in as a change of offense QB with a 65/35 split and I'm not just talking Wildcat plays.
     
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    On paper the combination looks pretty good. However, how much action did Henne see last year? 8 plays-12 plays? We are going to have to wait and see how everything plays out, but I am definately ready to get a look though.

    On a side note as much as I would like to see more NFL games I think it is a very bad idea to go to an extended schedule. Too much wear and tear on these guys.
     
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    preseason is going to be fun!
     
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    I have thought about this as well I like the theroy of changing things up with a two QB system if they can both get enough time to develope chemistry and timing with the offensve unit. I am not saying that it cant be done but it does present a challenge. I think on the positive side of it all, it would allow us to create more miss matches and more opprotunities to exploit defenses weakspots.
     
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    1) WildCatPat will extend & compliment the career of the resurgent veteran Pennington. Henne will do alot of sitting on the bench. Things have changed

    2) Look for the SingleWing to become much more sophisticated this year. The threat of a passing game will force the DB's to hold & not play up against the run or they will get burned by WildCatPat on the pass. The WildCat is no longer a gimmick or change of pace offensive system with White running it. I becomes a Co-System & defenses will have to stop it before we go to out orthodox game. I envision @ least a quarter of our offense going by way of the WidCat.

    3) Look for Pennington to enter the season in top form & playing behind the Orca-5 & a serious running game. The Tandem from Hell will burn the turf allowing Pewnnington to lie up sky with the emerging Passing game.

    Pennington will be almost impossible to beat & Henne will sit as he studies Penny & watches White lionizes the WildCat.
    GoFish!
     
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    It all depends on if white wants to start or not in a few years and not be a situational quarterback. Would you want to dubbed as a wildcat only quarterback after you have been in the nfl for 3 years
     
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    Did someone just suggest that Pat White is not, in fact....Christ incarnate? THis argument is silly. Pat White is the messiah and we are all foolish to question him.
     

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