Fans boo Chad Henne, chant for Kyle Orton at Dolphins practice
Toward the end of Monday's practice, Henne threw a couple of errant passes. Fans responded first by booing, then by chanting, "We want Orton!" in reference to the Dolphins' recent attempt to trade for Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton.
All fans received free admission to Monday night's practice as a goodwill gesture following the NFL lockout, and Sparano was displeased with the way some of them chose to express themselves.
"It really makes me sick," Sparano said Wednesday. "When people come to the stadium like that in one of those kind of events to support the Miami Dolphins, that's what we should be thinking about."
One person the coach doesn't think it affected, though, is Henne.
"I'm not worried about how it affects anybody," Sparano said. "We're all big boys here."
Receiver Brian Hartline added of Henne, who threw 19 interceptions and was benched for a stretch last year: "No one is doubting him inside the building, only outside the building."
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Chad Henne practices at the Dolphins training facility. Credit: Steve Mitchell / US Presswire