DeMarco: Derrick Henry can be ‘the guy’ for Titans

During DeMarco Murray’s two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, the running back formed a thunder-and-thunder backfield with Derrick Henry.Tennessee parted ways with Murray this offseason in favor of signing shifty back Dion Lewis. In a more traditional thunder-and-lightening backfield, Murray recently told ESPN’s Adam Schefter he believes Henry can thrive.”I think Derrick’s a smart guy. He’s a fast guy, very physical, athletic, and now that I’m not there I think he can hone in on being the guy,” Murray said, via Titans Wire. “And if they use him the right way and if he can consistently be the every down back, I think he has a great future, a bright future.”Despite Murray struggling with injuries and looking like a molasses-covered android running in quicksand, the Titans continually used the veteran over Henry. Murray earned 616 snaps to Henry’s 386 during the regular season, per Next Gen Stats. It was not until Murry’s injury finally sidelined him to end the season and into the playoffs that Tennessee’s former coaching staff leaned on Henry — he had eight games with eight or fewer carries.

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