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We need to go ahead and lock in Derrick Henry long term

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20 minutes ago, OILERMAN said:

The season will tell the tell but if he keeps doing what he just did they'll have to try and keep him. He would be a real franchise tag candidate 

Is the 'he' in your sentences Dion Lewis?

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3 hours ago, OILERMAN said:

The season will tell the tell but if he keeps doing what he just did they'll have to try and keep him. He would be a real franchise tag candidate 

The tag for the rb is only 11 mil this year so that’s a pretty fair price for another year of peak Henry.

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Just now, Thrill said:

The tag for the rb is only 11 mil this year so that’s a pretty fair price for another year of peak Henry.

 

Yea that's why I thought he'd be a potential tag candidate, assuming he plays well. Still early 

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3 hours ago, OILERMAN said:

The season will tell the tell but if he keeps doing what he just did they'll have to try and keep him. He would be a real franchise tag candidate 

 

He'd be an MVP candidate.

 

Sign Henry, sign Conklin, bye Felicia!

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Henry is kind of the ideal back to resign. Low mileage, proven ability and shouldn’t break the bank. I wonder if we don’t resign him.  Unless he wants crazy money. 

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I think I'm with @tgo on this.

 

Normally, I'd say "absolutely not" to the RB re-signing, but it's looking more and more like we aren't signing a 25M+ QB contract, and we may very well be drafting a new QB soon. That means we will need some draft firepower to get a long-term QB, so there won't be the luxury of a high pick on another RB. And whoever takes the helm at QB will need support (a dangerous running game to keep us competitive during the transition). By the time a young QB will be looking for a 2nd contract, Henry will be gone, so the money will be there. 

 

Of course, If Mariota shows he's the franchise QB here and he can win with Henry on the sideline, then no way you pay for Henry. But currently, the offense relies on Henry's big play potential and his ability to scare defenses in the 2nd half. Henry creates not just 1st downs, but TDs; if he can continue that, he deserves to be re-signed.

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20 hours ago, tgo said:

 

 

 

I think Henry is a threat to go all the way each time he gets the ball.

 

Since 2017 Henry has had 6 occassions where he gained 54 yards or more either rushing/receiving including 4 plays that were 70 yards or longer and 5 that were 60 or longer. He also holds the NFL's all time longest run from scrimmage 99 yards.

 

Whats more impressive is all these 60 plus yard gains have been from the last 2 years in '17 and 18

 

He is not a dime a dozen or run of the mill type back, he is a game changer.

 

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The first year of a 2nd contract is always the cheapest on the cap because the signing bonus is pro-rated.  If MM isn't kept, the Titans can easily fit Henry, Ryan, Conklin and a 1 year deal for Tannehill under the cap in 2020.  Then in 2021, RT's contract is gone and the Titans are operating under a rookie QB deal.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, MIKE75 said:

 

 

I think Henry is a threat to go all the way each time he gets the ball.

 

Since 2017 Henry has had 6 occassions where he gained 54 yards or more either rushing/receiving including 4 plays that were 70 yards or longer and 5 that were 60 or longer. He also holds the NFL's all time longest run from scrimmage 99 yards.

 

Whats more impressive is all these 60 plus yard gains have been from the last 2 years in '17 and 18

 

He is not a dime a dozen or run of the mill type back, he is a game changer.

 

He absolutely is a home run threat every time. On the Mike Vrabel show this week when talking about the henry screen, Vrabel said “Henry has proven he can go 99 yards so the blockers know to not assume he was tackled and they need to out block the ball carrier and never look back towards the LOS” that’s why on almost every big play you see guys right there with Henry blocking all the way to the EZ. 

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My gosh our whole offense revolves around this guy.  Who else is more important except for a great QB?  The scenarios are pretty simple.  Either we draft a QB and maybe sign someone like Tannehill as a stop gap or we are keep Mariota.  I'd much rather have Tannehill or a rookie with Henry than Mariota without a stud RB.  The guy can ground and pound but he also gives you the huge game changing plays.  He has never been hurt and when given the opportunity has proven his worth.  Not to mention there is nobody in the stable ready to step in that would even be close (lewis is done so ifr we let Henry walk we basically will lose both our best RBs).  We would have to draft a real stud to get a comparable guy (letting him go means using a 1st or 2nd round pick possibly).  We should absolutely shake the tree and get a feel for what it would take to keep him and Conklin.  Both of those guys would be very nice to have especially if we go with a young guy at QB.  The only way I see us keeping Mariota is if he has a real good year AND accepts a reasonable contract.  IMO best long term scenario is to develop a QB who can be a step above Mariota (and hopefully not get injured as much) and while under the guys rookie deal we supply him the best we can around him.

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