Arthur Smith: Titans Will Ride Derrick Henry This Year in Titans and NFL Talk Posted 51 minutes ago · Report reply 1 hour ago, OILERMAN said: Two coaching staffs are the reason to think it Henry was a known liability in pass protection when Mularkey was here. Last year, the coaching staff obviously preferred Lewis as the better receiving option. The problem was that whatever advantages he offered in the passing game were offset by his overall ineffectiveness as a runner... which became a significant detriment to the offense as a whole. And then when he became ineffective as a receiver down the stretch....it was just downright ugly. After struggling for the first four weeks, Henry was consistently the better and more productive runner from week 5 on. He had limited snaps in the passing game but was effective when given the opportunity. Lewis was a quality receiving option for most of the the year...but as a runner he was horribly ineffective aside from 2-3 solid games. But despite this inconsistency, the coaching staff made Lewis their #1 bell cow and kept feeding him even after his production fell off a cliff...to the point where it was just downright embarrassing. Mularkey limited Henry’s reps due to known limitations...which is fine. Last year’s staff chose to go in another direction entirely, long after Henry proved himself as the more consistent and productive player. And that’s on them.