August 17, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Jaguars defeated the Saints 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne has struggled through the first two weeks of the preseason, and doesn't appear to be anywhere close to pushing Blaine Gabbert as many experts had expected. In two weeks of action, Henne has gone 8-for-18 for 64 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Henne's struggles had lead lots of fans to wonder if he could be in danger of losing his backup role with the Jaguars.
Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey doesn't seem too concerned and intimated that Henne is not in danger of losing his spot on the depth chart.
"You have to realize that Chad has been playing with the second group a high percentage of the practices, and a high percentage of the preseason games," Mularkey told reporters after practice on Sunday. "I wish we had the same level of talent on the first and second, but that's just not the way it is. That has something do with it."
The big problem for Henne, at least with the fans, is he looks lost when he's on the football field. He looks slow to process the play and indecisive in the pocket when making his throws. It also exacerbates the problem when third string quarterback Jordan Palmer goes in and leads game winning drives, as he's done the past two weeks in a row in the preseason.