IRON CHEF wrote:I blamed Buffalo's anemic offense for Henry's struggles earlier in the year, but I really don't know how to explain it now with McGahee performing. I tend to think its his bad ankle, but he played great on a broken leg before.
Honestly, I still stand by the fact that the McGahee factor was completely overblown in the preseason. McGahee had done nothing all year, it wasn't until Henry was injured that Willis saw action. Luckily for him, he took advantage of the opportunity and should be valuable the rest of the year.
I totally agree here. Henry got injured early in the season and it really limited his performance. It doesn't help that Bledsoe was one of the most ineffective quarterbacks in the league en route to their 0 and whatever losing streak to open the season. Hand Henry the ball 37 times against the Jet's on Sunday and there is no doubt that he puts up 100+ and a TD. Obviously he is not the starter at this point, but if he gets a chance to play again he will be a valuable player.
Mcgahee was a backup RB at the beginning of the season and he got lucky enough to get a chance to start. He has performed very well so far in the season, but I think it's still premature to consider him a better back than Travis Henry. I'm not sure that it's time to throw Henry in the trash bin this early in the season, just like I wouldn't throw Mcgahee to the curb if Henry was still starting.
The Bill's have one of the best late season schedules in the NFL for a RB and I think you need to hang onto Henry if you have a bench spot open.