Miami Dolphins: Time for Fans to Stop with the Chad Henne Hate

Mark LeskoCorrespondent IIMarch 23, 2011

MIAMI - DECEMBER 19:  Quarterback Chad Henne #7 and Lineman Jake Long#77 of the Miami Dolphins throws against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Am I happy that there is a 90 percent chance that Chad Henne will be the Miami Dolphins' starting QB next season?

Not really.

He is a robot, he is inconsistent, he has not learned how to put touch on the ball, he has no mobility and the list goes on and on.

I get all that and I have no problem if Dolphins fans want to whine and complain about those things. Those are all things that are relative to football, and Chad Henne's performance on the field.

However, I get sick and tired of the Chad Henne hate when it is hate that is unnecessary.

Living down here in South Florida and being an avid listener to sports talk radio (mostly ESPN760 and 640 Sports so I cannot speak about the other stations) has given me some insight to how Miami Dolphins fans are feeling. For the stations I do listen to there are constant calls of unnecessary Chad Henne hate.

It started when Chad Henne made a comment during the Honda Classic Pro-Am that he had met with new OC Brian Daboll.

The meeting was in violation of the expiring CBA and the Dolphins were fined.

Many fans blame Henne for hurting the team by making such dumb comments. However, it is nowhere near Henne's fault.

The fault should be placed on the coaches and the Dolphins organization. Whether it is at the professional or collegiate level, it is in every coach's job description to know the rules of the governing bodies. Daboll should have known not to meet with Henne or at least told him not to say anything about the meeting in the media because Henne (and probably every other player in the NFL for that matter) probably did not know that rule exists.

Now the people at TMZ, who need to get a life and realize no one cares where Kim Kardashian ate dinner last night, have released photos of Chad Henne having some fun in the Bahamas.

Are the photos not Henne's best moment? Yes, probably not his best moment, but who cares? He is human like the rest of us and wants to have a little fun.

He is not doing anything illegal. Every NFL player, lockout or no lockout, always takes their offseason vacations during this time of the year.

I guarantee many of you have gone on vacation, had a few drinks and were convinced by your friends to get on stage and sing a lame version of Piano Man.

Was it your best moment? Probably not, but it was just good innocent fun, which is all that this Henne situation is.

Coach Tony Sparano added fuel to the fire by suggesting that he was not happy with Henne about the photos.

All I would say to him is be quiet, be thankful you still have a job and learn how to score touchdowns and not field goals.

This is all so ridiculous. Henne was just having LEGAL fun. Do I even need to go into all the QBs in the NFL who have done ILLEGAL fun?

I am actually happy to see this side of Henne. It shows maybe he is not as robotic as he appears on the sidelines and that could be a really good thing.

You want to rip Henne for his on-field play, go right ahead.

But to rip him for this kind of stuff?

Get a life.