Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The T-Hen 1500 Watch: Week Two

The T-Hen 1500 Watch is the House of Georges' newest feature, wherein the ChiefsNation third of the HoG will measure the success of Donkey running back Travis Henry. We look back to the illustrious prediction (Editor's Note: This prediction has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Old No. 7 or anything he has published here on these InterNets) that prognosticated the certainty of Mr. Henry rushing for 1500 yards in this, the 2007 campaign. Take note that Mr. Henry's ability as an athlete hasn't necessarily been questioned in this regard. It was merely suggested as laughable to suspect that he would maintain his ever-questionable health and reach such a feat in this very season behind this very non-cheating Denver Bronco offensive line.

The way this little exercise works is this: We measure the prediction of 1500 yards for the season divided by 16 games. For the less-gifted in the math department (Note: This includes me), that's roughly 93.75 yards per game. Let it be said, therefore, that should the mark be reached, ChiefsNation will then appropriately commend Mr. Henry and the heretofore unnamed beholder of such great faith in the Volunteer alum that once shared the college backfield with Jamal Lewis.

Suffice it to say that, along with all of the other NFL athletes that frequent the pages of the HoGizzle, Mr. Henry has kept tabs on The T-Hen 1500 Watch, and he's pissed.

That's right. T-Huxtable came tearin' out of the gates in week one and notched a buck thirty-nine, dropping what he needed to net (Note: Thanks, DfromKC) through the final 15 games to 90.73 yards per contest. Apparently that wasn't good enough. Gashing the allegedly stellar run defense of the Oakland Raiders in week two, Mr. H GH put another 128 yards on the board and dropped his NPG (need per game) to 88.1. Ouch, say we the doubters. Thus by my calculations -- rest assured, they are the epitome of accuracy -- Daddy Dearest has earned himself some ankles and some shins.

Up next for number 20 and his predominantly orange team are the Jacksonville Jaguars. If Jack del Rio's club can't contain Mr. Henry any better than the Bills and the Raiders, we could be givin' a brother some shorts real soon. At least week three's opponent for Henry and company qualifies as a top 15 defensive unit. Run, Travis! Run, Travis, run!