Running Backs Highlight Position Battles for Titans

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  1. A living legend. Staff

    SUMMARY: With Titans Coach Jeff Fisher stressing the return to the running game, one of the top areas of interest entering training camp will be on who will get the bulk of the carries and whether or not the approach will be focused on one back or if a two or three RB system will be used. Chris Brown, entering his final contract year, is the current starter. Travis Henry, after a disappointing '05 season, will look for more work and rookie LenDale White will try to show he is the future at RB. Behind them is Jarrett Payton, Damien Nash and rookie Quinton Ganther who will fight just to make the final 53-man roster. Brown still carries the injury issues which have hampered him most his career. He'll need to stay healthy in order to have the Titans invest in him long-term. Henry needs show the was worthy of a third-round pick or '06 may be his final season. White in an unknown but how he performs will have a large impact on the futures of both Brown and Henry with the Titans.

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  2. Architect

    Architect Pain Train

    Just watch, someone is going to get traded or cut and are going to get significant playing time somewhere else. The backfield is so deep that everybody wont get a chance to show what they are made of.
  3. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    They will all be there.
  4. Carpy

    Carpy Disgruntled foreign veteran

    So we've had WR, CB and now RB where apparently we are all set.

    We should start a contest - pick the headline for tomorrow's article:

    "D-line looking for breakout season"
  5. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    D-Coach looking for break-out performance.
  6. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!


    Don't know if anyone else saw this. I started reading it expecting us to be in the top half. Sorry to ruin the surprise, but we're not.

    Not trying to say this is some all knowing, all telling ranking, but it at least provides some support that teams won't be knocking down our door trying to get at one of our three superstar RBs...
  7. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    There is too much baggage with Brown and Henry right now for either to get a lot of value, IMO. Brown has shown he can get the job done but until he stays on the field, no one is going to offer him the big deal.

    I don't think anyone would give up more than a five for Henry until he shows a lot more.

    Nash hasn't shown anyone anything so he has no value and might not even make the Titans roster.
  8. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    Teams like Seattle and San Diego are one injury away from dropping below the Titans on this list. Also putting Indy above us is ridiculous IMO. Brown and Henry have had 1000+ yard years and Addai has no better chance of success than White.
  9. Titansfan10

    Titansfan10 Camp Fodder

    If Brown stays healthy then he's our man, if he gets injured then he may be as good as gone after this season...but i believe that if this season he stays healthy then he will get some sort of long term deal done, Henry most likely will be the one of the 3 cut or traded after this season
  10. there is no way that we are going to get rid of lendale, we just drafted him, i think it would be a nice two back system with brown, and white
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