I am glad Marshall was involved....how about setting up some of our other star players (Ricky and Ronnie) to make big plays? The Jets defense was attacking all night. Screens and draws are effective ways to get mismatches for your running backs....as well as some open field to run in. Ronnie does great pounding out yardage...even without good blocks. Imagine what he might do with a little more daylight to work with? Focusing on one player on offense eventually leads to that player being shut down. Also, Henne has got to start seeing the open receivers......
You can't run screen passes if you don't have an offensive line that can get out and block in space. Our O-line is mauling when blocking down hill, no doubt, and serviceable along the interior and very good on the outside in terms of pass protection. But they're all stiffs. Smiley, Grove, Thomas was a three-some that could move. They all pulled and got outside well. These guys that we have in place now just do not.
Henne is a young QB, you have to give it time. But I'd say he was seeing the field pretty darn well; the guy threw for 363 yards, and it was 400 if you include the PI he drew on the Hartline pass inside the 5.
I re-watched the NFL Network telecast and one thing that I noticed is that when it looks like he is looking at one receiver and staring him down, he's not. A camera angle they showed displayed his eyes perfectly and showed where he was looking. He was actually moving his eyes around a lot. Now, whether he was looking at other WR's, or at the coverage I don't know. But he doesn't stare down guys the way he used to, which is an improvement.
I agree he missed a couple of open guys, but he's developing really well. He's not turning the ball over, managing the game well and moving the ball in between the 20's. The next thing on the list is playcalling/decision making by Henne in the redzone. We need to start putting the ball in the end zone. We have the NFL's most physical WR, a great slot guy, another big body in Hartline, a solid TE who is good in traffic, a QB who can fit it into tight spaces and a tremendous run game. We should be putting the ball in the endzone more efficiently, and it's frustrating to see Carpenter come out after a 12 play drive that stalls at the 15. Hopefully they improve for NE, because FG's won't keep up with Brady.