Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Henry health

The biggest question – maybe the only question – with Broncos running back Travis Henry will be if he can take a 350-carry pounding this season.

Henry’s talent has been obvious during training camp practices. He hits the hole with authority and delivers a blow, and has the explosion to break some big runs. He’ll probably average close to 5 yards a carry in this offensive scheme that has produced so many 1,000-yard backs. But will Henry be able to play long enough this season to reach 1,500 yards? His style is to not take the easy road too often. He will get a lot of carries, and get a lot of punishment. Already in this camp he said he was a little worn out after the first few days, then had a minor hip pointer at the end of the first week.

At this point, the only thing that will keep Henry from being one of the most productive running backs in the AFC is if he can’t go 16 games.

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