Thursday, November 22, 2012

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Chad Henne

"In command"
Chad Henne is once again a starting quarterback in the NFL following his 354-yard, four touchdown relief performance against the Houston Texans.  Henne gets the starting nod for the Jaguars over Blaine Gabbert, the tenth overall selection in the 2011 Draft.  Gabbert has been unimpressive during his limited time in the league and holds a not-so-good 77.4 passer rating this year.
"[Henne] took command of the offense," Jacksonville's head coach Mike Mularkey said.  He's been a starter in the league.  He's had some success at that position." 
But truth be told, Henne hasn't had much success.  Over the course of his four year career, he has failed to end a season with a passer rating above 80 or finish a year with more touchdowns than interceptions.  Nevertheless, Henne has never lacked for talent -- as Michigan fans well know -- and is surely aided by his four years of NFL experience.  He's been performing much better this year with his new team, currently holding a 96.5 passer rating.

Honorable Mention:  David Molk isn't the best Michigan center in the NFL just yet; that distinction belongs to Jonathan Goodwin.  He starts for the division leading 7-2 San Fransisco 49ers, and his team beat up on the 7-3 Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football last week.  49er teammate Mario Manningham had 2 catches for 45 yards in the game.
 
Miscellaneous:
  • A bye week is the only force that can prevent Stevie Brown from dominating the world.
  • Brady threw for 331 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions his 59-24 schooling of Andrew Luck and the Colts.
  • Brandon Graham didn't register any stats as his struggling Eagles team lost to the Redskins.
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  EAT GOOD FOOD, RELAX WITH FAMILY, AND WATCH NFL FOOTBALL!

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