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Postby Keyser_WV » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:28 am

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2111921


Based on what Floyd Reese is saying this looks like RBBC all the way.

Only time will tell but I believe Henry will be the feature back in 2006.

I'm glad I don't have either one of them at this point.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:58 am

When Brown was healthy last year, he was a beast. That one MNF game, he had like 150 and 2...with both touchdowns over 30 yards. My league gives bonus points for length of touchdown.

I'm a huge Henry fan, but why give up on Brown? The injuries suck, yes...but he's barely had a chance in the league.
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Postby Keyser_WV » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:20 am

I agree, He was huge when he played. I saw some clips of that Monday night game yesterday and he really had some gaping holes to run through.

My biggest knock on Brown is that he seems to be a guy that doesn't play through some of the minor injuries.

Last year Jeff Fisher came out to the media and said that he wished Brown would show a little more tougness and play with some injuries. To me that is huge for a coach to say something like that to the media.

I think talent wise it is pretty close so my guess is that Fisher will like Henry's toughness and when it comes down to deciding who to keep Henry will be the guy.

It seems like they already made the decision by signing Henry long term.

Alot of people are high on Brown and I will be anxious to see how he does this year.

It's bad enough to miss five games but IMO it is even worse that he didn't finish another five.

It's hard for me to call a guy soft when he could probably whip my A** but it seems like Brown is a little soft to me.
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Postby benm3218 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:45 am

I would drop Brown even lower in the draft folks. IMO Titan's will return to Titan's of old this year.

Much less passing = much healthier McNair
Much more running = back who can pound it without breaking
Pound it without breaking = Henry
Pounding Henry = smash mouth football
Smash mouth football = games where score is 10 to 7
Games where score is 10 to 7 = low fantasy points for Brown
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Postby gladee88er » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:26 am

With their new OC Norm Chow, they will definately pass a lot this year. Henry could be fantasy gold this year, but when do you draft him? I'm sure Brown will get hurt sometime this year, but until then it will be a RBBC
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Postby bellybrother » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:30 am

gladee88er wrote:With their new OC Norm Chow, they will definately pass a lot this year. Henry could be fantasy gold this year, but when do you draft him? I'm sure Brown will get hurt sometime this year, but until then it will be a RBBC


Henry has more value if your drafting a new keeper league this year, but in a redraft I think I'll take Henry if he's there at the end of the 5th or beginning of the 6th.
I would expect that he'll end up the guy this year even if Brown is named the starter. which is the only way Henry would drop that far IMO.
Especially if one of your top 2 RB's have a late bye, in which case I would think Henry would, by that time, be the starter.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:10 am

Footballguys.com wrote:Bottom Line: As a run-blocking unit, the Titans are quite good. The best word to describe this starting five is ‘Maulers’ as they all play hard and are better at driving off the ball than playing in space or pass protecting. Tackle Brad Hopkins is slowing down after a long, successful career and he was clearly the best lineman in this bunch. Losing starting tackle Fred Miller and not finding a replacement will definitely hurt the starting unit as Todd Williams isn’t near ready to step in as the starter. This group will continue to find some success in opening holes but the quarterbacks will be running for their lives once again in 2005. The hope for the future is strong with two tackles likely to be starters by 2007.


Hmmm... their Oline lost their starting tackle and didnt replace him, but they are known as a better run blocking group than pass blocking. I wonder how that meshes with a new OC who wants to throw more.

Sounds like either conflicting reports or square peg into round hole syndrom.
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Postby Kensat30 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:19 am

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Footballguys.com wrote:Bottom Line: As a run-blocking unit, the Titans are quite good. The best word to describe this starting five is ‘Maulers’ as they all play hard and are better at driving off the ball than playing in space or pass protecting. Tackle Brad Hopkins is slowing down after a long, successful career and he was clearly the best lineman in this bunch. Losing starting tackle Fred Miller and not finding a replacement will definitely hurt the starting unit as Todd Williams isn’t near ready to step in as the starter. This group will continue to find some success in opening holes but the quarterbacks will be running for their lives once again in 2005. The hope for the future is strong with two tackles likely to be starters by 2007.


Hmmm... their Oline lost their starting tackle and didnt replace him, but they are known as a better run blocking group than pass blocking. I wonder how that meshes with a new OC who wants to throw more.

Sounds like either conflicting reports or square peg into round hole syndrom.


Norm Chow focuses on the quick chain moving throws, 3 step drops, 5 step drops. I don't really think McNair is going to have too much trouble adjusting to getting the ball released quickly (Hemerdinger deep ball specialist). And I agree that the Titan's line will be much better suited to run blocking this season.

Rookie and young o-linemen tend to be much more suited to run blocking. Doesn't take much technique to use your strength and size to drivepush D-linemen, compared to backpedalling and relying on positioning and technical skill to protect the QB.

Norm Chow could signal good things for Travis Henry who has been notorious for his short yardage ability, especially around the goalline. A lot of extended drives that culminate with a run heavy attack near the redzone and goalline area.... The Titan's may be playing for behind this season, but I'm not one to count out Steve McNair and Jeff Fisher.

If you want to target a goalline RB with upside in the 7th or 8th round, look no further than Travis Henry. Jerome Bettis owners... doh!
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Postby moochman » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:06 pm

With Chow, this reeks of RBBC. He loved to use multiple RBs in college and now he has an outside runner in Brown and Henry to plug away up the middle.

Great for the Titans, but my FF flag is at half mast today in honor of the passing of a feature back system.

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Postby bigGAME101 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:12 pm

I am led to believe that this whole "both are going to be used" routine is the first step in the takeover of Henry. It seems to me that whenever a good RB is brought in to a team with an already starting caliber RB, and whenever that phrase is used, it usually spells the end of one reign, and the begining of an0ther. Slowly but surely, I think we will see the competition shorten, and staff start talking more about how great Travis looks in camps. I could be wrong, but to me this is a fore-warning that Brown is simply not the starting RB, rather than saying Henry isn't. Teams just won't immediately demote their featured back until tehy have an excuse, such as the exceptional ability of Henry that they see in training camp...it just wouldn't be respectful. Thats just my $.02
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