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“We want Orton” chants make Tony Sparano sick

Tony Sparano

Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano watches his team during the first day of practice at NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla., Friday, July 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


Chad Henne has reached the point in his Dolphins career where the fans are irrationally impatient.

They boo him when he makes a bad throw in practice or when he makes a checkdown pass. Most famously, the home crowd at training camp uncorked a “We want Orton!” chant on Monday night that was still ringing in coach Tony Sparano’s ears Wednesday when he was asked for a reaction.

“Beside the fact that it really makes me sick? That would be it,” Sparano said Wednesday via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I think that when people come to the stadium like that in one of those kinds of events, OK, to support the Miami Dolphins, that what we should be thinking about. That’s what I think.”

If it makes Sparano feel any better, those same fans chanted for Brady Quinn not so long ago. So it’s fair to question their judgment in personnel. The Dolphins coach doesn’t expect it to rattle his quarterback.

“I’m not worried about how it affects anybody. We’re all big boys here, OK,” he said. “I’m just talking about taking my team to the stadium, OK, in one of those situations and the reason why we did it, OK, and then to see that happen – it’s just disappointing to me.”