There is no question that Derrick Henry has looked like the best Titans running back through two weeks of the season. Terry broke down the numbers here last night. We speculated after week 1 that DeMarco Murray wasn’t 100% healthy. He missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury. That same hamstring tightened up on him yesterday. That’s the reason that Henry got the bulk of the carries down the stretch.
Henry has more than proved that he is a capable NFL running back, and we already know he can handle a heavy workload after his time at Alabama. He didn’t get a ton of work last year, so he is probably fresher than he was at the beginning of his rookie year.
The Titans need both of these guys healthy if they are going to make a run (pun intended) to the playoffs. It would probably be wise for the Titans to shut Murray down for a couple of weeks to let him get fully healthy.