View Full Version : Some Henne highlights from a Michigan fan...

04-26-2008, 09:59 PM
Hey guys,

I'm not a big fan of the NFL but I am a huge follower of Michigan football, so obviously your picks today have gotten my attention. I've watched Henne closely for the last four years obviously and am extremely interested to see how he does in the league, and maybe I can help shed some light one what you guys are getting. I can tell you there's always been somewhat of a controversy even among Michigan fans as to Henne's value, but I think he has a chance to establish himself as a reliable starter.

The guy's got some of the most amazing physical talents I've seen out of a Michigan QB (I've been watching since the mid 90's starting around the Grbac/Collins/Griese timeframe). At his best the guy is better than Tom Brady ever displayed at Michigan, albeit Brady made a drastic improvement once he moved on (this in terms of pure talent - Brady had a calm about him that everyone can obviously see now). With a clean pocket he can make all the throws necessary, and throws the deap seam particularly well in my opinion. The problem obviously is when the pocket breaks down - the scouts are right when they say he has really poor improvisational skills. He has a tendency to roll out backwards and right whenever the pocket collapses and in my memory nearly every single play that developed this way turned out dead for us. He didn't make nearly the improvement in this aspect of the game as I had hoped he would from his sophomore year on. This is my biggest question mark for him as a legitimate NFL quarterback where time to throw is even less than the college game.

I've attached a few highlights below from games in which I thought he threw the ball best in his career so you guys can see for yourselves. People harp on the # of big games we lost under him, but he actually played pretty well in most of those games (OSU '06, USC in the '07 Rose Bowl), but our defense usually didn't do him any favors. In evaluating Henne's numbers I think it's important to remember that he was a 4 year starter and that his completion percentage is really hindered by just a horrific sophomore year (he struggled and the team was decimated by injuires), and that he was hurt for half of this last season, his senior year.




rev kev
04-26-2008, 10:06 PM
Many thanks

04-26-2008, 10:19 PM
Great videos thats why i think it was a great pick

04-26-2008, 10:20 PM
arrington looks dang good

04-26-2008, 11:30 PM
Good stuff.

I'm also liking what I'm seeing from Long in these highlights - a lot. The pocket never breaks down on the left side - AND they also like to run to his side. He is a mauler - a real road grader.

04-27-2008, 01:12 AM
Henne will be a good NFL QB. I doubt he turns into a Brady or Manning... But he will be a good QB for us. Im a michigan fan as well, but... I still have faith in Beck and wish we gave him a shot, or at least tried to move him and get something for him instead of drafting another QB in round 2 this year. Like i said, i like Henne and his potential, but... I just dont like the fact we had to take another QB

SR 7
04-27-2008, 02:46 AM
awesome pass protection from his line, awesome passes and deep balls, Long is a beast and especially in teh run game. he pushes ppl back a few yards with his first pucnh at times especially against weaker oponents. I haven't seen neone on our line drive a D linemen abck for years. our guys usually just held ground IF they didnt give up ground. this man is liek Hutch, pushes the guys back a few yards. Now we can be like SD, Rb rush for about 120 yards against top teams and rush for about 160 against CRAPPY teams instead of the usually 90 against crap teams and around the same against good teams.

04-27-2008, 03:22 AM
The thing I like about Henne that I have seen is that he is tough. He stands in and delivers. Those are the things that are hard to tell if the QB gets it cus there is so much that you cannot tell in the brain under that helmet. I think Henne knows how to deliver.

From the looks of his face today, he was not happy. He was wondering why a Flacco from Deleware went so far ahead while a Henne goes against big competition.

Parcells is magic IMO. Its not that HENNE does all things well, but that he just knows the game of football and gets the ball in the hands of his teamates and trusts in them to get the job done. I also think Jake SCHLONG pulled hard for his buddy. Its a hell of a nice match IMO.

04-27-2008, 07:33 AM
I had not seen it really mentioned but it looked to me like when he doesn't pat the ball he has a very, very quick release, the ball is out of his hands in a flash. Needs to coached out of some bad habits maybe.