Scout's Take: Minimizing Derrick Henry Failed The Titans in New Orleans

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans are a veteran team with Ryan Tannehill, DeAndre Hopkins, Kevin Byard, Denico Autry, and Jeffrey Simmons standing out front, but the best veteran and most productive over his Titans' career, Derrick Henry, was off the field and on the sidelines for over half of the offensive snaps.

Sep 10, 2023; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) and running back Tyjae Spears (32) and running back Julius Chestnut (36) sit on the bench against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
   Derrick Henry between Julius Chestnut and Tyjae Spears/ © Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The identity of a Mike Vrabel team has been to play tough defense and tackle well, play ball-control offense and win both lines of scrimmage while controlling time of possession.

Without Henry, the team lost its identity in Week One.

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