I sure hope Derrick Henry is a beast this year

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by 14u2ponder, Sep 11, 2022.

  1. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    Forget 2k, he won't even get the rushing title if Downing doesn't stop using bunch formations EVERY ****ING TIME

    Anyone other than Henry would have 500 yards max with this **** OL and run calls

    Up the middle vs 11
    Up the middle vs 10
    Up the middle vs 14 bc why the **** not

    Zero adjustments from GB game
     
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  2. Hormesis

    Hormesis Pro Bowler

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    It’s embarrassing
     
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  3. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Brainwashed by the Left. Now I am free.

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    Pretty much. Don’t remember a single run where he actually had a hole to work with.
     
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  4. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

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    there were 2 with something neither went for 10
     
  5. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

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    Jacobs monster day moves him into first

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    Aaron Jones ended with 43 = 821
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  6. Titanic_Sub

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  7. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Pro Bowler

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    Is it out pitiful offense or are the wheels falling off, or a combination of both? Also of note henry broke 0 tackles vs the Eagles. First time that's happened in a long time.
     
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  8. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Brainwashed by the Left. Now I am free.

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    He’s definitely lost a step (about to turn 29 with a lot of wear and tear and running backs age in dog years), even when he went through that 4 game hot streak, you can tell the straight line speed wasn’t there like before even though he’s still fast af. But he was still playing at an elite level for a span this season so I highly doubt he all of a sudden can’t play anymore. The blocking and playing calling has been pitiful for the last few games, maybe he’s mentally checked out after getting hit in the back so much. It’s honestly hard to really judge unless we get a game where he gets at least some subpar blocking. Then we can at least see how fast he’s hitting the holes and with some momentum, is he still able to drag tacklers for that extra 2 yards after contact like we’re used to seeing.
     
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  9. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Brainwashed by the Left. Now I am free.

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    At this point, it’s obvious defenses have figured out DH22 and our offense, and running him up the middle against 8 defenders isn’t working anymore. But what pisses me off about Downing is that DH22 is still a weapon if used correctly. Does he not realize DH22 is dangerous in the open field? Use him like Christian McCaffrey. You don’t need to force feed DH22 up the middle to get him 25 touches. Use him in the passing game, put him in screens, throw in some counters and sweeps. And stop taking him out automatically when it’s 3rd and 5.

    DH22 is not a 1990’s power back. He’s a hybrid azz scat back in a big body.
     
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  10. Mitch86

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    What made the running game and DH go in the last few seasons was a good run blocking OL. Teams knew the Titans were running it but they still couldn't stop it once DH got moving.

    With this OLine, Henry is being hit at or behind the line with no chance to get moving. Easier to knock down a 6'2 250lb target when it's sitting still... Not so easy when it's running right at you with momentum.
     
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