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Henry says deal a 'no-brainer'

 

New running back jumps at chance to rush for Denver

 

 

ENGLEWOOD - They had him at hello.

 

Yes, Travis Henry's agent, Hadley Engelhard, and the Broncos might have done the negotiation dance to a five-year deal that included $12 million in guaranteed money, but Henry was a running back on the open market.

 

And for a running back, the Broncos are a match made in 1,000-yard heaven.

 

"It was a no-brainer for me," Henry said Monday. "Once I stepped off that plane and got a chance to meet with the coaches, I just had a good feeling about it. Meeting with coach (Mike) Shanahan, talking, getting a feel for what they've got going on here.

 

"I knew it was a no-brainer. I knew I wanted to be here, to be a part of something. To run the ball the way they do, to have a chance to win a championship. I believe I can do that here. And maybe the most important thing is, they believe I can do that here."

 

So, though Henry has been picked for the Pro Bowl in his career, rushed for at least 1,000 yards three times and earned a reputation for toughness that included playing with a fractured bone in his lower leg in Buffalo, the Broncos were the ones to tell him what he has wanted to hear:

 

He is the guy.

 

Asked if that, indeed, is the message the Broncos gave him, Henry, 29, said with a smile, "I'm hoping I'm the guy."

 

"I've got to tell you, it felt good, really good, to know they wanted me here," Henry said. "I'm thrilled to be a part of what's going on, excited and ready to get started to go out and do it.

 

"I mean (Titans running backs coach) Sherman Smith had called me and we talked and he made it clear that he wanted me there, that they wanted me there. But for whatever reason, we didn't get it worked out. I'm a Bronco now. That's life, it's a business."

 

Within minutes of his release by the Titans, Henry became one of the Broncos' first targets in free agency.

 

The Broncos got the first visit and Henry never made it anywhere else, though Green Bay and Oakland were hoping to take their swings.

 

The Broncos didn't let him out of town until the deal was done.

 

Shanahan said just after the Super Bowl that, despite finishing eighth in the league with 2,152 yards, the Broncos would be looking to upgrade the running game because "we were not nearly as good as we'd like to be, as we're used to."

 

Shanahan has also relived the Broncos' loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the regular-season finale when Denver failed to power in for a touchdown on three difference first-and-goal chances inside the 49ers 5-yard line.

 

"Travis is a proven rusher in this league who runs with authority," Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist said. "A guy who can bring that degree of - for lack of a better word - authority back to our running game."

 

"I run with a lot of authority . . . ," Henry said. "(I want to) go out and do what the other guys have done.

 

"With my running style, I really think I can put up some big numbers . . . I think I can put up some big, big numbers."

 

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also from the same link:

 

First time is grand

 

• In coach Mike Shanahan's 12-season tenure, six running backs have rushed for more than 1,000 yards in their first year as a Broncos starter. Newly acquired Travis Henry is hoping to become the seventh.

 

Year Running back Att. Yards Avg. Long TD

 

1995 Terrell Davis 237 1,117 4.7 60 7

 

1999 Olandis Gary 276 1,159 4.2 77 1

 

2000 Mike Anderson 297 1,487 5.0 80 15

 

2002 Clinton Portis 273 1,508 5.5 59 15

 

2004 Reuben Droughns 275 1,240 4.5 51 6

 

2006 Tatum Bell 233 1,025 4.4 51 2

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Henry is a heck of a back. You got a good ball player there. I always liked him in Buffalo, and hope he does very well for you guys...

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Henry is a heck of a back. You got a good ball player there. I always liked him in Buffalo, and hope he does very well for you guys...

 

 

Agree. I always thought he got dicked over by the Bills and their man-love for McGahee. To Henry's credit he never complained and just went out and earned his place.

 

Kudos for him.

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Agree. I always thought he got dicked over by the Bills and their man-love for McGahee. To Henry's credit he never complained and just went out and earned his place.

 

Kudos for him.

 

 

Thanks to that yakazz Tom Donahoe we had. That guy screwed the team big time. I think he was out to ruin us.

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I really, really like the way the DEN O is morphing this offseason, my friends. The whole course of action reminds me of how the SB teams came together personnel-wise.

 

Not to say that DEN is SB ready yet. The D & special teams still need some work, especially on the D-line. But the O? I'm getting jacked about what they're going to put on the field. This O is going to put some serious yards & points on the board.

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Agree. I always thought he got dicked over by the Bills and their man-love for McGahee. To Henry's credit he never complained and just went out and earned his place.

 

 

Not exactly true.

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As a guy with Willie Parker, Shaun Alexander, & Travis Henry as my backs in my main keeper league, this news just keeps getting better and better. :D

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As a guy with Willie Parker, Shaun Alexander, & Travis Henry as my backs in my main keeper league, this news just keeps getting better and better. :D

 

 

+1

 

But make sure you grab Mike Bell as well as his handcuff. I plan on doing so.

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Now I hate him. Screw him.

 

 

:D

 

You're a fickle #####, aren't you?

 

The guy proves himself in the league, yet BUF decides that the dependable Chevy isn't as sexy as that shiny new Ferrari out of the U. So they dump on the Chevy & use the Ferrari, which of course pisses off the Chevy that had done nothing except get the job done time after time.

 

So what ends up happening? After putting the Chevy on the scrap heap, the owners get sick of the Ferrari being flashy but not being able to maintain it, so they trade it away with nothing but a broken down Edsel in the garage. In the meantime, the Chevy bides its time, does its job when called on, and then goes to one of the hottest racing teams around.

 

The Chevy still isn't as sexy as the Ferrari, but it's sure going to log a lot more miles in the coming years.

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:D

 

You're a fickle #####, aren't you?

 

The guy proves himself in the league, yet BUF decides that the dependable Chevy isn't as sexy as that shiny new Ferrari out of the U. So they dump on the Chevy & use the Ferrari, which of course pisses off the Chevy that had done nothing except get the job done time after time.

 

So what ends up happening? After putting the Chevy on the scrap heap, the owners get sick of the Ferrari being flashy but not being able to maintain it, so they trade it away with nothing but a broken down Edsel in the garage. In the meantime, the Chevy bides its time, does its job when called on, and then goes to one of the hottest racing teams around.

 

The Chevy still isn't as sexy as the Ferrari, but it's sure going to log a lot more miles in the coming years.

 

 

Please please PLEASE tell me you are NOT referring to McGahee as a Ferrari... Comparing the 2, Id say Chevy and Kia maybe... Henry is the better back of the 2 ANY way you slice it.

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Please please PLEASE tell me you are NOT referring to McGahee as a Ferrari... Comparing the 2, Id say Chevy and Kia maybe... Henry is the better back of the 2 ANY way you slice it.

 

 

:D

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I really, really like the way the DEN O is morphing this offseason, my friends. The whole course of action reminds me of how the SB teams came together personnel-wise.

 

Not to say that DEN is SB ready yet. The D & special teams still need some work, especially on the D-line. But the O? I'm getting jacked about what they're going to put on the field. This O is going to put some serious yards & points on the board.

 

 

yeah....last year trading for walker and drafting cutler, scheffler, marshall. now graham, henry. some o-line moves in both years that could turn out to be key. a two-year process that you can really start to see coming together. it's not an offense that is going to set the league on fire, but i think they will be able to move a lot more consistently than last year...more methodical 15 play drives, fewer 3rd and longs, that sort of thing.

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:D

 

You're a fickle #####, aren't you?

 

The guy proves himself in the league, yet BUF decides that the dependable Chevy isn't as sexy as that shiny new Ferrari out of the U. So they dump on the Chevy & use the Ferrari, which of course pisses off the Chevy that had done nothing except get the job done time after time.

 

So what ends up happening? After putting the Chevy on the scrap heap, the owners get sick of the Ferrari being flashy but not being able to maintain it, so they trade it away with nothing but a broken down Edsel in the garage. In the meantime, the Chevy bides its time, does its job when called on, and then goes to one of the hottest racing teams around.

 

The Chevy still isn't as sexy as the Ferrari, but it's sure going to log a lot more miles in the coming years.

 

 

I swear I just heard this on my son's Disney movie Cars? :D

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I really, really like the way the DEN O is morphing this offseason, my friends. The whole course of action reminds me of how the SB teams came together personnel-wise.

 

Not to say that DEN is SB ready yet. The D & special teams still need some work, especially on the D-line. But the O? I'm getting jacked about what they're going to put on the field. This O is going to put some serious yards & points on the board.

 

 

 

 

At least Jesse James wore a mask....

 

At least Ricky admitted he loved the Josh Gordon....

 

Contract null and void when he fails again ? Look into it BB, I know you will.....

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yeah....last year trading for walker and drafting cutler, scheffler, marshall. now graham, henry. some o-line moves in both years that could turn out to be key. a two-year process that you can really start to see coming together. it's not an offense that is going to set the league on fire, but i think they will be able to move a lot more consistently than last year...more methodical 15 play drives, fewer 3rd and longs, that sort of thing.

 

Trade you Henry for Brees... c'mon... he's a Donco.

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Henry is a heck of a back. You got a good ball player there. I always liked him in Buffalo, and hope he does very well for you guys...

 

Agree, except for the doing well part. Well in the playoffs anyway.

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if healthy...we have a potential top 5 RB next season...

 

he plays hurt also...which I personally don't always like...but he's way better than either Bell or Droughns....

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