|08-08-2007, 03:21 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Jim on demand: Henry fantasy-ready
By Jim Armstrong
Denver Post Staff Writer
You can't blame Jay Cutler for being excited. Not if you were around to see the end of the 2006 season, when the Broncos' running attack fizzled when they needed it most.
Cutler started the final five games of his rookie season. In the last three, the Broncos' leading ball carrier accounted for 61, 69 and 66 yards.
No wonder general manager Ted Sundquist introduced Travis Henry to the media as "the man who's going to return the authority to our running game."
If Henry doesn't, everyone who watches practice or participates in it will have been proven wrong. The latest voice to endorse Henry as a key figure in the Broncos' season? Cutler.
"I'm probably more excited about him than anybody else," Cutler said after Monday's morning workout. "Just the way he's hitting holes, how he's reading blocks and getting downhill."
Not only that, it turns out Henry is a more than capable pass blocker. Not that, you know, Cutler noticed.
"He's able to pick up all that stuff and get out and catch the ball," Cutler said. "So I'm looking forward to what he does out there."
Don't say we didn't tell you so, fantasy leaguers.