Some Derrick Henry progress
The motto with Derrick Henry’s injury has always been “slowly, but surely.”
Henry is a big piece of the Tennessee Titans offense, and while he isn’t completely key to the team’s success he is a true home run threat that changes the way the defense plays you.
Think about if the Kansas City Chiefs lost Tyreek Hill or if the Cleveland Browns lost Odell Beckham. While Derrick Henry hasn’t consistently shown that level of ability or overall talent as a player, his explosion when he is healthy and focused is on par with anyone in the NFL.
Go back and look at every time he has touched the ball in open space, he is very difficult to stop one-on-one and that is if you can even catch him.
Reportedly, Henry didn’t return to practice today but he did get a step closer.
If the Tennessee Titans feel comfortable enough to let him do that kind of work, odds are that they are trying to get him acclimated to the heat and get him conditioned more than actually trying to strengthen whatever injury he has.
I don’t want to see him put pads on in practice until Week 3 at least, and I would be fine with him taking five snaps in the 4th preseason game and just being done with it. That aside, it is encouraging to see him take another step forward.