|David Garrard and Jake Delhomme aren't interested in playing for the Dolphins...yet. (Getty Images)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
If you were wondering how things could get worse for the 0-4 Dolphins, here ya go: quarterback Chad Henne, the fans' preseason punching bag who has played surprisingly well through three weeks, might be on the shelf for awhile. He left Sunday's game against the Chargers with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder and now the organization fears it could be a separation, a source tells NFL.com's Jeff Darlington.
"Henne has made it clear he'd like to play through the pain of the injury, but word out of the team's facility is that it might not be as simple as that," Darlington wrote Tuesday. "[A] second opinion is being sought to confirm the team's original findings, which the source did not yet want to elaborate on."
For now, head coach Tony Sparano's fate rests with backup Matt Moore, who the Dolphins pulled off the quarterback scrap heap prior to the season. Moore was in Carolina last year, and while he was serviceable as Henne's replacement Sunday, he's not the long-term answer.
Which is why the Dolphins are looking for a capable backup. The problem: none seem interested in coming to Miami. NFL.com's Jason La Canfora tweets that "Miami made unsuccessful attempts (at least for now) to sign David Garrard and Jake Delhomme this week, with Chad Henne ailing. Still lookin'."
While that's embarrassing (for the time being, anyway), the reality is that neither Garrard nor Delhomme was going to save the Dolphins' season. Partly because they've been out of the league for all of 2011, but also because they don't know Miami's offense. And if your response to that is to say, "but Garrard/Delhomme can get a crash course during the bye week," then that should tell you all you need to know about the current state of things in South Beach.
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