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locseti
08-03-2008, 02:19 PM
He is gonna come super cheap and will be there for 3/4 of the season. As crazy as it sounds, I think he is less of a risk than paying Javon Walker to sleepwalk through a season so I want him on my team.

ForOneDayHeWouldBeKing
08-03-2008, 02:21 PM
Unless I believed he has changed, I would not want him on my team. It's not worth what you lose in distractions, team culture, chemistry, etc.

Gay Ork Wang
08-03-2008, 02:24 PM
I would want the Titans RB on my team, yes

Twiddler
08-03-2008, 02:34 PM
Some team that is willing to take a risk and already is pretty good will take a chance on him. But as for the Packers, he wouldn't fit the type of trouble-free players that Ted Thompson has been bringing in all along.

locseti
08-03-2008, 02:34 PM
I would want the Titans RB on my team, yes

Chris Henry the overrated workout warrior RB would never play for the Hamburg Sea Devils.

Gay Ork Wang
08-03-2008, 02:35 PM
**** the Hamburg Sea devils

GOOOOO FRANKFURT GALAXY!

locseti
08-03-2008, 02:38 PM
At this point from what I am hearing about the terrible camp Walker is having and this retirement issue, Henry would be no more of a distraction than Walker already is. We'd also save a hell of alot of money against the cap.

ForOneDayHeWouldBeKing
08-03-2008, 02:39 PM
At this point from what I am hearing about the terrible camp Walker is having and this retirement issue, Henry would be no more of a distraction than Walker already is. We'd also save a hell of alot of money against the cap.

I wouldn't want either player unless I thought they wouldn't be a distraction.

ALD
08-03-2008, 05:31 PM
I would want the Titans RB on my team, yes

If that chris henry where a giant Brandon Jacobs would still be a goalline/Short yardage back.

As for the receiver I don't simply because the GMen have a lot of guys at WR who are either proven, toomer, plax and smith, have a lot of potential, moss and mario, or are the type of hard workers that have the talent to play in the NFL and have the heart to succeed, London, Tyree and Jennings.

Go_Eagles77
08-03-2008, 05:34 PM
If he wasn't a complete **** I'd consider it. We do have a very deep receiver core though.

GB12
08-03-2008, 05:35 PM
Some team that is willing to take a risk and already is pretty good will take a chance on him. But as for the Packers, he wouldn't fit the type of trouble-free players that Ted Thompson has been bringing in all along.
Not to mention we Driver, Jennings, Jones, Martin, and Nelson already

Bengalsrocket
08-03-2008, 05:41 PM
As a bengals fan I still like Chris Henry :(. His talent is huge, and he always made big plays. Like everyone has already said, the distractions are a big problem. I wouldn't take him on the bengals anymore now that we used three draft picks on WR's, but his talent is so huge, if Jerry Jones actually does get Adam Jones to commit to the game and forget that off the field stuff, then maybe Chrisy Henry has a spot in the NFL after all.

Bucs_Rule
08-03-2008, 06:15 PM
I'd really like it if he'd join the Bucs. After Galloway we have nothing and as Galloway is so old nothing promising for the future.

M.O.T.H.
08-03-2008, 06:30 PM
I'd really like it if he'd join the Bucs. After Galloway we have nothing and as Galloway is so old nothing promising for the future.

You already have problem child, Antonio Bryant, who is tearing up Bucs camp.

bearfan
08-03-2008, 06:44 PM
Simple answer: yes. The Bears currently are looking at a WR 1-2 combo of Booker/Lloyd. As fantastic as that sounds, I think we could take a chance on a guy who has messed up before if he is willing to make a change. If he came to the Bears, he would come in knowing that the organization isnt as tolerant as the Bengals, and that if he messed up he would be out.

yourfavestoner
08-03-2008, 07:08 PM
I think people tend to overrate the "distraction" factor. his teammates are paid professionals who, very likely, will be unaffected by what he does off the field. teams stay away from him because of the PR backlash they'd face and because they don't want to waste their money on a guy they don't trust. distractions have very little, if any, to do with it.

A Perfect Score
08-03-2008, 07:08 PM
...no, absolutely not.

Brent
08-03-2008, 07:10 PM
yes, I would

BlindSite
08-03-2008, 07:43 PM
He's a supreme talent and imo would be a good starter, but I wouldn't want to spend any money on a guy who is going to be a distraction and who won't be starting in carolina.

For a crappy team he'd be a good option. I think his only chance is if a big time receiver gets injured for the season.

ChezPower4
08-03-2008, 07:49 PM
He is a good player and could help out alot of teams but i don't think he's going to stay out of trouble. Cincy gave him lots of chances and he still continued to mess up. Someone will sign him though despite his past run ins with the law.

ForOneDayHeWouldBeKing
08-03-2008, 09:27 PM
I think people tend to overrate the "distraction" factor. his teammates are paid professionals who, very likely, will be unaffected by what he does off the field. teams stay away from him because of the PR backlash they'd face and because they don't want to waste their money on a guy they don't trust. distractions have very little, if any, to do with it.

I think it's more about the culture. Look at teams like the Patriots and Colts who consistently win. They tend to not have players who are known as "distractions" or guys that clash with team chemistry.

Brent
08-03-2008, 09:28 PM
I think it's more about the culture. Look at teams like the Patriots and Colts who consistently win. They tend to not have players who are known as "distractions" or guys that clash with team chemistry.
winning heals all wounds.

DiG
08-03-2008, 09:50 PM
if the skins hadnt drafted both thomas and kelly then id say absolutely yes id want henry. if he goes to the right team he could do quite well.

PalmerToCJ
08-03-2008, 10:01 PM
On the right team, I don't see why not.

He's an idiot loaded with talent. Very low risk and high reward. He screws up (which is likely), you cut him.

ForOneDayHeWouldBeKing
08-03-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm surprised the Cowboys haven't called him up yet. They need a weapon oppose Owens and they have a history of acquiring troubled players.

Unbiased
08-03-2008, 10:36 PM
No........

bored of education
08-03-2008, 10:38 PM
If i was GM of the Falcons..no!

locseti
08-03-2008, 11:36 PM
I think it's more about the culture. Look at teams like the Patriots and Colts who consistently win. They tend to not have players who are known as "distractions" or guys that clash with team chemistry.

what are you talking about, The Pats traded for Randy Moss. I don't think he's as bad/stupid as Pacman and he's got to know that this will be his very last chance, one more screw up and his career in the NFL is definitely over. He simply has to know that.

yourfavestoner
08-04-2008, 12:08 AM
I think it's more about the culture. Look at teams like the Patriots and Colts who consistently win. They tend to not have players who are known as "distractions" or guys that clash with team chemistry.

again, how do henry's off the field transgressions affect anybody but himself?

A Perfect Score
08-04-2008, 12:52 AM
I think we are also forgetting the fact that there is a reason no one has called him up. People relating him to Moss and TO as a locker room distraction are making a big mistake IMO. There is a difference between being a criminal and a prima donna. Moss and TO may be self centred and somewhat cancerous at times, but lets face it, Henry is an actual CRIMINAL. Look at the number of run ins with the law he has had. No one is denying the kid's talent. But he has been in consistent trouble with the law since college. If he hasnt learned by now, it certainly doesnt look like hes going to

LonghornsLegend
08-04-2008, 12:59 AM
I'm surprised the Cowboys haven't called him up yet. They need a weapon oppose Owens and they have a history of acquiring troubled players.

I think Jerry is smart enough to know when enough is enough...Last thing he needs to do is bring Chris Henry around Pacman, that doesn't make much sense from any side of the fence and I'm sure he realizes that...Oakland will probably pull the trigger but count Dallas out, Sam Hurd is going to get his shot to prove himself this year.

nobodyinparticular
08-04-2008, 01:03 AM
With what's going on with Javon Walker--yes. If he has the same kind of problems closing out camp, I would bring the option before him of his retirement again. And Henry, Carter and Curry would be my top 3 WRs (not in that order). None of them are established #1s, but for depth, it's not too bad...

locseti
08-04-2008, 01:20 AM
The thing that makes sense for the Raiders is that you lose absolutely nothing by bringing him in. Just a little bad press, but like Al cares, and if you look at our roster at the moment, we don't really have any troublemakers or guys with questionable pasts. We can afford to take a chance, if he screws up again, you cut him and don't lose anything. We can spin this as taking a chance on a young, talented and troubled guy, with youthful Coach Kiffin and his ability to relate to players as having the best chance of anyone in the NFL to get this kid on the right track and maximize his potential.

It won't happen though.

leroyisgod
08-04-2008, 09:08 AM
Being a Cowboys fan, I"m probably going to sound like a hypocrite, but I'd have to pass on Chris Henry. I was never a fan of bringing Adam Jones in and I'm still waiting for him be a model citizen for a season. I just think that Henry really hasn't learned his lesson. In Adam's defense, he obeyed Goodell after the suspension unlike Henry.

BSD
08-04-2008, 09:14 AM
what are you talking about, The Pats traded for Randy Moss. I don't think he's as bad/stupid as Pacman and he's got to know that this will be his very last chance, one more screw up and his career in the NFL is definitely over. He simply has to know that.

Moss is not a criminal and he's an extremely hard worker. Yes, there have been questions about his attitude in the past but he's far from a Chris Henry.

Plus, the Patriots obviously believed Moss would be a class act in New England which he has been. These teams have a certain culture and that's why they win year in and year out.

BSD
08-04-2008, 09:16 AM
again, how do henry's off the field transgressions affect anybody but himself?

Look at a team like the Bengals. Are you trying to tell me that having guys like Thurman and Henry together didn't multiply the effects of what they did off the field as well as impacting team chemistry negatively?

Culture is one of the most underrated aspects of winning teams. It's no coincidence that there are teams in every sport that consistently put a winning product on the field. They have a culture that is conductive of them winning, and I think you'll find most of those cultures embrace players who aren't getting into trouble off the field.

leroyisgod
08-04-2008, 09:17 AM
Moss is not a criminal and he's an extremely hard worker. Yes, there have been questions about his attitude in the past but he's far from a Chris Henry.

Plus, the Patriots obviously believed Moss would be a class act in New England which he has been. These teams have a certain culture and that's why they win year in and year out.

Randy Moss's name should never be used in the same sentence as Chris Henry's. Unless you say something like..."Randy Moss is on a different planet than Chris Henry when it comes to playing skills."

BTW, what is it with these bad seeds coming out of WVU?

Brent
08-04-2008, 11:02 AM
I'll sign him for sure in Madden. haha.

Splat
08-04-2008, 11:04 AM
No I would not.

Gay Ork Wang
08-04-2008, 11:06 AM
Randy Moss's name should never be used in the same sentence as Chris Henry's. Unless you say something like..."Randy Moss is on a different planet than Chris Henry when it comes to playing skills."

BTW, what is it with these bad seeds coming out of WVU?

U just did

DeathbyStat
08-04-2008, 11:38 AM
As people have said...if I could get Chris Henry for cheap and he could play a role at the third or fourth wide receiver i would pick him up

locseti
08-04-2008, 01:57 PM
Moss is not a criminal and he's an extremely hard worker. Yes, there have been questions about his attitude in the past but he's far from a Chris Henry.

Plus, the Patriots obviously believed Moss would be a class act in New England which he has been. These teams have a certain culture and that's why they win year in and year out.

Nobody anywhere in this thread has compared Moss to Chris Henry in any way shape or form, I was responding to his assertion that the Pats "tend to not have players who are known as "distractions" or guys that clash with team chemistry." something that Moss has been known to be in the past.Also the thing that Nick Kaczur got caught for is as bad if not worse than anything Chris Henry has done. The only person you could really compare Chris Henry with behavior-wise is Pacman and he's getting another chance, so why not Henry? And Pacman isn't even re-instated yet, at least you know Henry will be there for 3/4 of the season (barring another screw-up.)

BSD
08-04-2008, 02:01 PM
Nobody anywhere in this thread has compared Moss to Chris Henry in any way shape or form, I was responding to his assertion that the Pats "tend to not have players who are known as "distractions" or guys that clash with team chemistry." something that Moss has been known to be in the past.Also the thing that Nick Kaczur got caught for is as bad if not worse than anything Chris Henry has done. The only person you could really compare Chris Henry with behavior-wise is Pacman and he's getting another chance, so why not Henry? And Pacman isn't even re-instated yet, at least you know Henry will be there for 3/4 of the season (barring another screw-up.)

Moss is not a distraction like Henry is. In fact, many inside the league feel Moss is a leader and good teammate. What has he done to deserve his reputation? Henry has a laundry list of problems off the field. If you think the Patriots or Colts consistently take on players who are constantly getting in trouble off the field, you don't know what you're talking about.

The Cowboys are a safe haven for troubled players. The fact that they were willing to bring in Adam Jones and Tank Johnson proves nothing except the Cowboys are willing to take the risk with talented players.

locseti
08-04-2008, 02:07 PM
Moss is not a distraction like Henry is. In fact, many inside the league feel Moss is a leader and good teammate. What has he done to deserve his reputation? Henry has a laundry list of problems off the field. If you think the Patriots or Colts consistently take on players who are constantly getting in trouble off the field, you don't know what you're talking about.

The Cowboys are a safe haven for troubled players. The fact that they were willing to bring in Adam Jones and Tank Johnson proves nothing except the Cowboys are willing to take the risk with talented players.

Did you even read the post you quoted? Nobody is comparing Moss to Henry. Moss has nothing to do with anything.

But just to humor you, let me ask you a few questions. Does a good teammate quit on his teammates when he's on a losing team? Give up on routes? Talk to the media about how unhappy he is? Walk off the field before the game is over? Now that he's winning he's a good teammate, but that doesn't mean he's a good teammate. Like somebody said earlier, winning cures most everything.

Malaka
08-04-2008, 02:10 PM
Moss is not a distraction like Henry is. In fact, many inside the league feel Moss is a leader and good teammate. What has he done to deserve his reputation? Henry has a laundry list of problems off the field. If you think the Patriots or Colts consistently take on players who are constantly getting in trouble off the field, you don't know what you're talking about.

The Cowboys are a safe haven for troubled players. The fact that they were willing to bring in Adam Jones and Tank Johnson proves nothing except the Cowboys are willing to take the risk with talented players.

You are right about the Colts, other than Kenton Keith, and the Marvin Harrison incident I think they are a clean team.

On the other hand, the Pats don't seem to mind taking in troubled players. They have Nick Kaczur who is going through that drug scandal, Randy Moss who has had his attitude and work ethic questioned, Kevin Faulk was caught with Marijuana, and they also have Brandon Merriweather who stomped on a couple of FIU necks. There is also Bellicheck, but he obviously isn't a player but it just contributes to the fact I really don't think the Patriots care if you have baggage they just want to win.

Getting back to the topic, I would take him as my 2nd receiver or slot receiver, if you remember he was compared to Randy Moss coming out of WVU in the draft, that didn't happen... but he still does have a lot of talent. I wouldn't take him on the Giants, though, we have way to many receivers.

diabsoule
08-04-2008, 02:17 PM
I really wouldn't mind having him on the Saints.

Shane P. Hallam
08-04-2008, 02:17 PM
Why not? Why wouldn't you try him out? Put a provision in his contract. He gets paid the minimum, one sniff of anything, he is released, no questions asked.

Rob S
08-04-2008, 02:37 PM
If u have a hole at WR and u dont already have a long history of problem players (ie: Bengals) a try out couldnt hurt. He is talented and could fill a roll for lots of teams. Titans should call him up right now.

Flyboy
08-04-2008, 03:24 PM
I really wouldn't mind having him on the Saints.

I would pass.

Brent
08-04-2008, 04:16 PM
Given that none of the Niners' WRs are able to avoid minor injuries, might as well give him a shot. he's got starting WR talent but he just cant keep straight off the field. Like someone said, give him the minimum and tell him that if he screws up, he's gone. Period. I think he's going to realize that he's got one chance left to prove himself.