After the turbulent week in Miami, which has seen owner Stephen Ross throw Tony Sparano to the wolves, only to later salvage what was left of his head coach and allow him to continue in Miami, there is finally some good news for Dolphans.
Dan Henning is gone.
The man who was all too culpable for Miami’s lackluster and boring offense for all of last season is finally leaving the Dolphins.
Head coach Tony Sparano, who somehow managed to hold onto his own job despite a week which saw Ross approach several potential replacements, spoke with Henning on Thursday, and it was agreed that Henning would leave Miami.
Henning was seen by most fans to be the villain in the piece this year in Miami. His play-calling verged from dull and boring to outright bizarre.
Now, Miami will begin the search for Henning’s replacement (Bill Musgrave, anyone?). However, following last year’s offensive debacle, it begs the question: surely, anyone is an upgrade, right?.
Henning has not yet stated whether he intends to retire or continue searching for another line of work.
However, unless rival NFL teams enjoy the prospects of opening two-minute drills with running plays, handing the ball off on 3rd-and-long or using play-action in similar circumstances (having failed to establish any sort of running game all game), then retirement may be just around the corner.
So, after a week of uncertainty and embarrassment for the Dolphins organization, fans can afford to have a little smile at the latest developments.
Dan Henning has left the Miami Dolphins.
Relieved? You have every right to be.