BLUE, you are my boy!
In my view Pennington spent most his career in the offense that best suited him: the Erhart/Perkins. The emphasis on the running game and the short, controlled passing game (to convert third downs), was his best bet to excel as a pro and in his time in New York that's what he ran. Under Henning we ran a neutered version of Air Coryell (in other words, the Joe Gibbs variant), that also suited Pennington fairly well, since though he didn't have a powerful arm he was accurate deep and always played with good timing.
Anyway, I just disagree that Smart QB automatically = good coach. That's a fallacy people always seem to want to make and I just don't buy it. Show me one backup of Pennington's that ever became a legitimate pro. For every Jason Garrett and Gary Kubiak there's a bunch of Bernie Kosars who can't even get an NFL job and Bart Starrs who ride their legacy into failure as coaches.
The simple reason the Dolphins did not hire a QB coach is because they want to show Manning he can sign here and not be pressured into having a QB coach he does not know/like. I feel they want him to have some say in who his QB coach is to entice him to sign here.
peyton doesnt need a qb coach
Peytons former QB Coach was hired as the WR Coach for the Arizona Cardinals.
And people are reading WAY too much into us not having a QB coach. There are coordinators that double dip as a position coach and as coordinator. Between Sherman, Zac Taylor, Philbin, and even Ken O'Keefe (who was OC/QB coach at Iowa) I'm sure we're fine.
To get sherman they probably had to offer big money as a oc position and in order to justify the cost they had to eliminate extra qb coach money because he will demand big money being he was looked at as a head coach with some teams.
"Fundamentals, technique, execution -- primary. Scheme -- secondary."
"We will incorporate an aggressive, up-tempo, attacking style in all three phases of the game."
"Our team will play with discipline, poise, and maximum effort."
"I want us to be the best tackling team in the NFL, the best team in pursuit, I want to take the ball away from other teams, I want to rattle the opposing quarterback every opportunity we get."
-- Joe Philbin 01/12