According to the Sun-Sentinel, which cites a source close to the Miami Dolphins, head coach Tony Sparano is leaning towards starting third year quarterback Chad Henne over the veteran Tyler Thigpen this week against the Oakland Raiders.
Henne is returning from a displaced knee that he suffered during the Tennessee game two weeks ago in Miami’s 29-17 win.
After Thigpen failed to lead the team into the endzone at all in a 16-0 loss last week against the Chicago Bears, Sparano will be looking for another spark to get his offense going again. He, and the rest of us Henne can be that spark, who is 11-10 in his 21 career starts.
Henne will be without star receiver Brandon Marshall though, with Marshall being listed as doubtful after not having practiced all week long due to a hamstring injury. In Marshall’s place, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess will get the starts.