Monday, September 28, 2009

The Dolphins, and my fantasy team, just can't catch a break

It's official, Chad Pennington is expected to be out the rest of the season. He has a torn capsule in his shoulder, which hopefully won't end his career. This means Henne will be taking the snaps for the Dolphins. This also probably means less production for Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams because any defensive coordinator with a brain will be loading the box to shut down the run. How effective Henne will be is still anyone's guess but, based on yesterday's performance after Pennington was sidelined, the wildcat's roar might be more like a purrrr.

My fantasy team just can't catch a break. TO sucks, I gave up and dropped Eddie Royal, and now Ronnie Brown will either be running the entire offense or unable to move the ball anywhere.

But, the person I really feel sorry for is Pennington. His career saw a resurrection in Miami and before going down yesterday, he proved he can still throw the ball deep slinging it over 35 yards. Miami seemed to like his leadership abilities, talent, and demeanor. Not to mention he has always seemed like a really nice guy. My hope is that he will resurrect his career one more time next season. My fear is that the shoulder surgeries in 2004 and 2005 combined with this injury will be too much for him to return from.

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