Give Him The Ball
I’ve probably said it before about Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry when it became apparent that he was their best player; Give him the damn ball. Through six games he has 783 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Yes, you read that right. It isn’t fair that a man that big is able to run that fast. Just watch his highlight reel this last week on Monday night against the Buffalo Bills. It was like watching a man play amongst boys in high school. Which was the same when Henry was playing in high school. If the Titans want to succeed, they need to keep giving Henry the ball and not rely too much on their passing game or their defense this season.
You Can’t Always Rely On Talent
You and I both know that the Dallas Cowboys are the best team in the NFC East. Even if you didn’t’ know who was on the Cowboys roster, you would figure that they are better than Philadelphia, Washington or New York. That’s becoming apparent early in the season as Dallas is 5-1, Philadelphia and Washington are 2-4 and New York is 1-5. This last week for the Cowboys they were clearly the better team, but New England wouldn’t make it an easy win. Dallas needed overtime to eventually win it, but this was a clear case of their talent being too much for the Patriots. They might be able to get away with it against the NFC East, but it won’t work in January.
A Crucial Time In Cleveland
Both of their running backs are hurt. Kareem Hunt will miss significant time while Nick Chubb will hopefully be back in Week 8 since they have a short week playing on Thursday in Week 7. As for their quarterback Baker Mayfield he has a torn labrum on his left shoulder. It isn’t his throwing shoulder, but a big injury at a time when their schedule is getting tougher. They are right in the thick of the division race in the AFC North. They have Denver, Pittsburgh and Detroit at home and play Cincinnati, New England and Baltimore on the road. These will be their next six game before their bye week. If they come out of this stretch with a 4-2 record or better they will be in great shape. This is what will make or break their season as contenders in the AFC.