I wrote a bunch of stuff for a thread that really didn't deserve the talk, and I didn't want it to go to waste...so I'm putting it here.
The season is half over, and now McGahee is "the man." But, I still think Henry is a good player.
I have a question to whoever knows the situation better than me. Is Buffalo's offensive line much different than the one they had last year as far as the players involved? All right, I looked it up myself.
Looks like three guys are the same from last year, one is a second year guy, and the other is a veteran guard (Villareal who used to play for CHI). Other than the second-year guy, I would say that's a solid squad. A lot of people are saying that these guys are "bums"...but it's mostly the same guys as last year!
Here's the point I'm trying to make. Henry went for almost 1300 yards in 14 games last year with essentially the same line they have this year. Could it just be that the line was just really stinking it up at the beginning of the year and now they have finally hit their stride because they are winning and on a roll?
The Bills were keeping games close at the beginning of the year because of their defense. They could have won many of the games that they lost; they just weren't getting any TD's...and I think the line was the problem for the run game, not Henry. But, then Henry got hurt, and McGahee got his chance.
I have a hard time believing that a guy who went for almost 1500 and almost 1300 yards in back to back years is now total junk and McGahee is soooo much better. I think that Willis came in and gave the guys some confidence that their highly touted first round pick could help them out, thus boosting the play of the line and Bledsoe at the same time.
I'll come out and say that I like Henry because of what he did last year for my fantasy team - so I am biased a little bit. I am hoping most of us can agree that Henry just needs a "change of scenery," and he'll be fine. I just don't want people saying he's already washed up just because the team he was playing for was totally out of sorts for the first half of the season.