Titans Inexplicably Limiting Derrick Henry's Workload
By Larry Rupp
The Tennessee Titans just snapped a 2-game losing streak and improved to 6-2 on the season following a win over the Chicago Bears in Week 9. However, it is worth noting how the team has inexplicably begun to limit their star running back Derrick Henry's workload in recent games.
Henry's snap rate and carries per game within the offense are notably down in the past two games, which is surprising since he is usually used as a workhorse on the team. Henry ranks No. 2 in the NFL in both total rushing yards (843) and rushing yards per game (105.4).
Henry had his lowest offensive output in a game this season when he rushed for 68 yards on 21 carries in Week 9. In fact, he hasn't posted a reception in either of the past two games as he has only seen 1 target in the passing game.
Now, this is not necessarily an indication that the Titans are losing faith in running their offense through Henry. His 182 rushing attempts on the season rank No. 1 in the NFL and he will still receive the bulk of the backfield work moving forward. That being said, it will be interesting to see how his workload differs as we inch towards the end of the season.
The Titans now enter a stretch of games where they face a winning team in four consecutive weeks. This stretch could easily decide their season in one way or another and they will need Derrick Henry to do what he does best if they want to win. They just have to give him the opportunity to do so.
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