After spending the last few days consumed by the draft I finally got to watch Drew Henson's weekend game on Tivo. Drew and the Rhein Fire rallied for 10 points in the final seven minutes of the game to beat the Berlin Thunder 24-21. The Fire won the game as time was expiring on a short FG and are now 5-2 in NFLE and tied for second place.
Henson was 13 of 21 for 219 yards and 1 TD. The Fire should've run away with this game but kept fumbling the ball away. Two promising Fire drives led by Henson ended with the RB fumbling the ball. Henson also had another drive die when his receiver couldn't hold on to the ball for a first down after being levelled by the safety.
Henson played well and controlled the tempo of the game, and was accurate on his passes. He showed nice touch on a couple of screen plays and wasn't afraid to stay in the pocket and take a hit. As always, he showed good mobility and throws well on the move.
He did make a couple of really bad throws in the redzone on a drive that ended with a FG. Henson forced two short passes into traffic in the middle of the field that could've been picked off. Throws like that would cause Bill Parcells to blow a gasket.
Drew's shining moment came when his team fell behind by seven points in the middle of the 4th quarter. Henson calmly stepped in and led the team on a 9 play 86 yard drive that ended with a perfect strike in the endzone on a post pattern to tie the game. That drive was a beautiful piece of work under pressure.
Henson is improving with game experience. I think the kid has made the case that he deserves a shot in the NFL and should compete with Tony Romo for the #2 spot at QB. The Cowboys may get something out him after all.