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Pollardized
11-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Ok, now that Larry Johnson mania is dead on TT, I decided to dig deeper into our current practice squad options. I didn't know much about Chris Henry so I decided to do some investigating. I found some pretty amazing stuff on Chris Henry. Check this out:

"Height 5 ' 11.3 "
Weight 230 lbs.
Speed 4.40 ( Combine )

Graduation Year 2007
Birth Date 6/6/1985
Jersey # 19
Current Position HB
Projected Position HB
CDS Projected 2007 NFL Draft Round 3
Member Projected 2007 NFL Draft Round 3


Stats
Season Year GP GS Att Rush Yds Avg Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Avg Rec TDs Fum Lost
'03-'04 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
'04-'05 11 --- 56 159 2.8 2 --- --- --- --- ---
'05-'06 11 --- 34 119 3.5 --- --- --- --- --- ---
'06-'07 12 6 165 581 3.5 7 21 197 9.4 1 ---

Overview
Chris is widely considered the second best "big back" in the draft with Louisville's Michael Bush's surprise announcement that he will not seek a medical RS year. Chris was recently spotlighted and interviewed here at condraft.com and can be found under our interview section. Chris comes out after his Junior season where he saw his first substantial action in his college career. He had to sit behind the Broncos Mike Bell and several underclassmen this year before taking over at midseason. Production was not impressive early in '06 as the Wildcats started 3 freshman and 2 sophomores along the offensive front. Look at what he did over the latter part of the year once that group had gelled for a look at his real talent and ability.
Strengths
Let's state the obvious: Chris is HUGE. He is 6-1, 235, and still runs a legit 4.4 40 time. He is a physical specimen. Henry has no problem picking up the blitz, and if nothing else will be a very good 3rd down back in the NFL. However, many, including myself, think he can offer a lot more to an NFL team. Chris is a downhill runner, and uses his incredible size to carry defenders for the extra 2-3 yards. Henry is also a very good receiver out of the backfield, providing a safety blanket for QB Willie Tuitama all season. Chris shined at the combine, probably the most talked about player there, finishing in the top 5 of all RB's for his 40 time(4.4), broad jump(10'7" ), 3 cone drill(6.96), and vertical leap(36").
Weaknesses
A huge weakness is his lack of college production. 859 CAREER rushing yards and a career yard per carry of of just 3.4. Chris had to sit behind some very good running backs ahead of him and never really established himself among the younger guys. All scouts really can go off of is his potential and postseason workouts.
Projection
Chris may be the best big back in this year's draft, however, due to lack of college experience and production, I see him sliding a bit. With great Combine workouts, Chris solidified himself as a first day pick and may even move to the high 2nd round. Amazing for a player with so little experience in college."

Maybe some of you are more familiar with him, and why is just a practice squad guy. His 4.40's speed with that size is unbelievable. As bad as our backfield has been, I could see giving him a legitimate chance and seeing what he does. Any thoughts?

Austrian
11-11-2009, 05:30 PM
Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane. He is a great athlete, but just a bad football player.

Pollardized
11-11-2009, 05:36 PM
Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane. He is a great athlete, but just a bad football player.

See, that's what I was wondering. I mean, 4.4 speed on that frame should equal at least a decent RB. Maybe he just needs some coaching. The physical attributes are there. Maybe he needs to toughen up a bit. Have him and Cushing play a little one on one every day or something.

vanknights2002
11-11-2009, 05:45 PM
I been saying it a lot but I want A. Foster to get the shot. In the off season it looked like he had the job until he got hurt. They rushed him back and look good not great in his only preseason game. The other reason is that he's a one cut back that played in the SEC when all Tenn could do was run the ball. He hurt his knee and then had a off year his senior year. If he would of can out last year he would of been a 3 or 4 rounder.

Sideline
11-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane. He is a great athlete, but just a bad football player.

No such thing as a bad pro football player. Some are just ALOT better than others.

mexican_texan
11-11-2009, 06:27 PM
No such thing as a bad pro football player.
Victor Riley. Corey Bradford in Detroit.

dalemurphy
11-11-2009, 06:53 PM
See, that's what I was wondering. I mean, 4.4 speed on that frame should equal at least a decent RB. Maybe he just needs some coaching. The physical attributes are there. Maybe he needs to toughen up a bit. Have him and Cushing play a little one on one every day or something.

He is an ideal experiment for the ZBS. If he can be coached and has a little discipline, Gibbs can't teach him how to run in the scheme. It's generally a very simple key and one cut. It doesn't require the vision or balance that many schemes do for RBs to be successful

Second Honeymoon
11-11-2009, 07:21 PM
No such thing as a bad pro football player. Some are just ALOT better than others.

David Carr. Chris Myers. John Busing. Bad football players.

dalemurphy
11-11-2009, 07:31 PM
Fred Bennett

Vince Young

m5kwatts
11-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Fred Bennett

Vince Young

And Fred Bennett once picked off VY so that tells you something lol

Hervoyel
11-11-2009, 07:57 PM
You never know, sometimes that guy who didn't do anything in one place turns it around on his second stop once he understands what he's facing (life after the NFL). Sometimes they never put it all together.

He's got to "practice" his way off the practice squad first though. I think if he'd impressed anyone yet then he'd have worked his way up to the regular roster by now. There have been a couple of opportunities to move him up and nothing so far.

Pollardized
11-11-2009, 08:30 PM
You never know, sometimes that guy who didn't do anything in one place turns it around on his second stop once he understands what he's facing (life after the NFL). Sometimes they never put it all together.

He's got to "practice" his way off the practice squad first though. I think if he'd impressed anyone yet then he'd have worked his way up to the regular roster by now. There have been a couple of opportunities to move him up and nothing so far.

That kind of scares me about Kubes. It seems in the past our coaching staff has been reluctant to make a change until it's seemingly too late (See David Carr). I know Slaton was great last year, but my boss doesn't pay me for what I did last year. If I don't produce now, I'd be gone. Some coaches (and fans) are quick to point out what a player DID previously. If the production is not there now, a change must be made. I run an AC company, if a technician or installer is doing a good job and producing, I keep him employed and pay him. If he stops producing I have to tell him to produce or face the consequences. When he doesn't change, I'm forced to make a change. The new person may look like he can set the world on fire, but I really won't know until I try him. I've hired guys that looked like great prospects who turned out to be turds. I've hired guys who looked borderline turdish, and they turned out to be great assets. Point is you just don't know until you take a chance.

scourge
11-11-2009, 09:24 PM
No such thing as a bad pro football player.

Matt Stevens.

AndreRulz
11-11-2009, 09:37 PM
This guy isn't good, just an athele, but when you put the pads on he isn't a real football player.

bah007
11-11-2009, 10:55 PM
This guy isn't good, just an athele, but when you put the pads on he isn't a real football player.

I agree.

Some guys get drafted just because of what they can do in shorts. Henry is one of those guys. He has never been successful as a football player, not even in college.

He was drafted because he was big and fast. They hoped he could play, but he can't.

ArlingtonTexan
11-11-2009, 11:22 PM
That kind of scares me about Kubes. It seems in the past our coaching staff has been reluctant to make a change until it's seemingly too late (See David Carr). I know Slaton was great last year, but my boss doesn't pay me for what I did last year. If I don't produce now, I'd be gone. Some coaches (and fans) are quick to point out what a player DID previously. If the production is not there now, a change must be made. I run an AC company, if a technician or installer is doing a good job and producing, I keep him employed and pay him. If he stops producing I have to tell him to produce or face the consequences. When he doesn't change, I'm forced to make a change. The new person may look like he can set the world on fire, but I really won't know until I try him. I've hired guys that looked like great prospects who turned out to be turds. I've hired guys who looked borderline turdish, and they turned out to be great assets. Point is you just don't know until you take a chance.

The texans have already taken the chance with Chris Henry by giving him any type of job. In your business, he is the equal of a seemingly bright kid, who only made good grades in one or two classes in tech school (college), had failed after a reasonable time with another AC company (titans), and had not distinguished himself working as an assistant to your senior techs( practice squad). Sorry, you would be not managing/in business long sending that guy to my house to do an install/repair. I would rather a guy who has a history of performing who needs to fix parts of his game, than somebody with no history of performing. My guess is that those guys you take a chance on are further along and shown more than Henry has either in college or the pros.