Are we ever going to dump Chris Henry?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by jessestylex, Mar 12, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TorontoTitanFan

    TorontoTitanFan Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    5,401
    Let's not forget that Chris Henry seems to have a knack for trying to bowl over defenders. It's usually a better idea to avoid them altogether. Remember his long run in the preseason against the Raiders. He could easily have cut it outside to the open field, but instead decided it was a better idea to just crash into a defender and get tackled.
    #11
  2. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    7,640
    He's a second round pick. You don't cut those in two seasons, especially not less than that.
    #12
  3. psychotictitan

    psychotictitan Its About That Time...

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,220
    His running style reminds me of Marion Barber
    #13
  4. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2002
    Messages:
    8,487
    Henry didn't get activated last year for a couple of reasons. First he obviously wasn't as good on STs as Ganther (3rd RBs need to contribute on STs) and Ganther was also the back up to Hall at FB. That doesn't mean Henry was neccesarily behind Ganther as a RB. If the situation should arise where LW gets traded Henry would automatically move up the depth chart to the #2 RB spot IMO (LW didn't play STs either) but if a another RB gets added to the roster that is superior to Henry as a pure RB Henry's roster spot is going to be in jeopardy.

    IMO with Little coming aboard there is automatically going to be some more competition for a roster spot and Little can contribute on STs at minimum as a return guy. Of course there is always the question of Henry being a better pure RB than Ganther or Little anyway. The one advantage Henry has if we were to trade LW is that Henry would be our only legit power type guy providing we don't add another one at some point.

    There isn't any reason to dump Henry until we see what our situation is in camp. Henry does have the ability to break off long runs occasionally and he can catch the ball fairly well. If he can improve his ability to make reads he might still be a pretty decent RB because he does have explosion and power. The question is he going to use that explosion to barrel over his own offensive lineman or is he going to use it to run to daylight. He will still get another chance to prove himself either way.
    #14
    • High Five High Five x 1
  5. Broken Record

    Broken Record Biscuit Eater Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Messages:
    4,291
    I just wish he'd trade jerseys with Nick Harper so I could wear the one I have hanging in my closet again.
    #15
  6. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    7,640
    You should just send that jersey to one of his 11 kids. They need all the help they can get, Henry sure won't be able to pay their child support.
    #16
    • High Five High Five x 2
  7. cld12pk2go

    cld12pk2go Camp Fodder

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,245
    I would really like to see some more of Chen on the field.

    He played pretty well in 07 when he got a chance, but I assume Fish had reasons for keeping him off the field last year...
    #17
  8. psychotictitan

    psychotictitan Its About That Time...

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,220
    I did use protection at first,” Henry said. “Then they’d be saying they’d be on the pill. I was an idiot to trust them. Second or third time with them, I didn’t use it. Then, boom!

    11 booms later :lol:
    #18
  9. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    20,334
    http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/playerpages/player_contract.aspx?sport=NFL&id=4226

    Henry only makes $490,000 this year. Can't get much cheaper than that. His pro rated signing bonus counts $312K against the cap but that will count if we release him or not.

    No financial reason to release him at all. Only reason to cut him is to make room for a better player. Ganther might be that beter player. certainly more versatile.

    He's a bust there is no other way to look at him. They took a chance on a muscle bound 230 lb guy with 4.40 speed and DE strength. They missed on him but have hit on their other high picks.
    #19
    • High Five High Five x 1
  10. Alpha-Centuri

    Alpha-Centuri Where art thou, VY?

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    493
    Hopefully we will have someone capable of beating him out of his spot, but to simply release him for the sake of movement is pointless. Hopefully Rafael Little is good enough to beat him out. I'm rooting for em
    #20
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.