NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In their MetroCenter headquarters, Titans coaches are game-planning Tuesday for Week Nine against the Rams.

It’s just the second time Mike Vrabel and his staff are doing so without having Derrick Henry as part of the plan. The team held Henry out of a Week 16 game against New Orleans in 2019 with a hamstring injury.

This time it’s not a one-off but the beginning of a long stretch without the NFL’s best back, who was scheduled for surgery on his right foot Tuesday morning.Derrick Henry

Pool photo/ Donald Page, Tennessee Titans

“We will have to block better, we will have to throw better, we will have to call better games and not just one person,” Vrabel said. “We need everybody. We are going to need everybody in all three phases.”

A look at some of the big considerations as life without Henry begins…

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