Titans vs Steelers open game thread The Tennessee Titans are in Pittsburgh today to take on the

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about the Titans’ debacle in Pittsburgh when they played their last year earlier
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I’m sure the team is hoping for a better performance today.This week is
typically the league-wide “dress rehearsal” game, but Mike Vrabel has been doing
things in his own unconventional way. Many of the team’s starters didn’t even
travel with the team.And looking around the league, they wouldn’t be the only
ones to play this week a little different. The Chicago Bears sat most of their
starters in their game today with the Chiefs.I’ll be live-tweeting big plays as
they happen from @titansfilmroom, and we will have plenty of content coming up
after so stay tuned.Use this thread to discuss the game...An Angry Derrick Henry
Is What Titans Need Titans Senior Writer/Editor Jim Wyatt posted a story
outlining RB Derrick Henry’s disgust of his play through three games this
season.Henry has 46 carries through three weeks for a total of 139 yards. If you
factor in the 60+ yard scamper that wasn’t, he’d have a little over 200 yards.
This would’ve boosted his average yards per carry from three to four and some
change. Splitting carries isn’t bothering Henry. For him, it’s the belief that
he is not making the most out of the carries he is given. Having Jack Conklin
manning the right side of the offensive line surely will help boost Henry’s
productivity. Trusting the Hole Henry’s hesitancy or lack of patience in
understanding the hole will be there keeps him from running with a full head of
steam once the ball is stuffed in his gut. OC Matt LaFleur praised Henry’s
vision and it’s apparent the Titans want to give Henry more opportunity to do
damage. In week one, Henry carried the ball 10 times. Over the past two weeks,
he’s carried the ball 18 times twice. Between 18-25 carries per game is what the
workload on a good day should look like for Henry as he is a volume runner.What
he was used to in college was fields of wide open spaces. In the NFL Tajae
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, the holes will not be as glaring and it will be up
to him to hit the crease hard to help it open up. The hesitancy above affects
Henry’s ability to process the play because he leans on his instincts to bounce
the run outside instead of waiting for the hole to develop. Once Henry can
overcome that hesitancy, he will be even more dangerous.A misconception of Henry
is thinking he is a bruising back. He’s not. His physical stature suggests one
think, but his instincts as a runner are completely opposite. Henry’s style back
in college wasn’t built on his ability to plow through people - it was built on
his ability move that fast at the second level with that physical size.Dion
Lewis, who is obviously not Henry’s size, is more of a between the tackles
grinder. What helps Lewis is his trust that the hole will develop - something he
can help Henry learn. Lewis’s size contributes to him getting lost behind the
line, which make it easier for him to creep up on the openings in the offensive
line. Henry doesn’t have the same luxury. He can’t hide behind the line and
usually defenders meet him in the backfield, thus preventing any steam from
building up.Adding ViolenceA mad Henry should mean a violent Henry. Violence is
good.If Henry attacks even the smallest crease with an intense level of
violence, great things could happen. Henry evolving into a force running between
the tackles will put him one step closer to being a complete running
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, which bodes well for the Titans.In Wyatt’s
piece, Henry says he“let three go away”. Although his individual stats aren’t
where he’d like them to be, Henry should still realize he has contributed to the
offense in the past few weeks. I’ve mentioned in previous pieces that Henry has
been a shoestring tackle away from breaking the big one - multiple times. If he
approaches the home game against the Eagles with the mentality he spoke about
having, it would come at just the right time. There has been somewhat of a
difference in the speed of which Henry hits the hole from the Wildcat compared
to other formations. A lot could be due to his Wildcat options being cut and
dry. He needs to explode through the hole the same way no matter what the
formation.With the offensive line seeming whole again, Henry could be primed for
a big day on the ground. If Lewis is on his game, the “Derrick and Dion” show
could be fun to watch run wild behind an offensive line nearing full
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