The Facts: Could Henry be the first player in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons? HC Mike Vrabel was asked about finding the right balance for Henry while being careful not to overwork him. "It's no secret that Derrick is a large part of what we are, and who we are as a football team," Vrabel said. "We try to be smart as we prepare. Nobody prepares for the rigors of the season more than Derrick."
Diehards Line:Vrabel continued: "I'm not going to say that Derrick is the hardest working player in football; I wouldn't do that to the players around this league. But I can't imagine that any of them work harder than he does, and he understands that, and the toll that he is going to take. ..." Speaking with season ticket holders, Vrabel kidded with one who expressed concern over his workload following a year when Henry ran for 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns on 378 carries. "You can't have it both ways," Vrabel said with a smile. "You can't want 2,000 yards, and then have him standing next to me. ..." A reminder: The season is now 17 games long.