News: Drew Henson Opens Up

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  1. dirtycallahan

    dirtycallahan Active Member

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    Drew Henson, at 33 years old, should still be in the middle of his professional playing career right now.

    Instead he is the new hitting coach for one of two Yankees teams in the Gulf Coast League. He seems energetic about his new job, and even more excited that he and his wife Madeleine are expecting their first child at the end of March. It’s been a long ride from when I first met Drew at the Yankees’ minor league complex in the spring of 2001.

    Remember when he was going to solve everything?
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    No, I don't remember, but that is because I never bought into it. I don't trust guys who quit one sport because they are struggling and then go to another sport. I also don't have confidence in QBs who have been away from football for a few years. Roger Staubach was definitely the exception because most guys that have missed some formative years at the position don't amount to much.
  3. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Parcells gave up on him too early IMO but the kid obviously didnt help himself by jumping back and forth between sports and from that article it sounds like football wasn't in his heart anyway. You can get away with that at the amatuer level but its nearly impossible to have success at the professional level bouncing around like that. Shame because he seems like a good kid and had all the raw talent in the world.
  4. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Well I'll just say that I think he should have got more of a chance but then Parcells never liked him. I mean who the hell else did we have on the team that we could not have given him a little more time. Parcells is the definition of STUBBORN.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    LOL at those that still blame BP. He saw right off that Henson would never be worth it.

    How many chances did he get with other teams?

    yet some think its all BP's fault.

    He never HAD it.

    Meanwhile BP protected Romo. Guess what? He was right on all counts.
  6. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    I remember a few posters praising him cuz of his "perfect throwing mechanics" Based on a single, still photo (I know, what other kind of photo is there?).

    The dude was horrible. A big time waste of a 3rd round pick.
  7. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Listen I love Parcells, have never enjoyed press conferences as much as his...they were truly enlightening, the carnival only comes through town every so often...I love it, but tell me the man was not pig headed. My point was that we spent a 3rd...the kid should have been given more of a chance than he got, but then I guess we had so much qb talent on those teams that we just could not make that happen. Pig headed for sure.
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I'll always love Henson for the fact he gave us the "he's holding the ball backwards" thread.
  9. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    I think he had all the physical tools. But his ability to process information was what was holding him back. Leaving football early to play baseball did not help his growth either. One has to wonder if he plays his college then goes to the NFL if he would have progressed into a better player.
  10. Muhast

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    DH: No. I love my life. If I hadn’t left baseball, I wouldn’t have moved to Dallas, I wouldn’t have met my wife, and I wouldn’t have the family we’re about to have. That in itself justifies all the decisions I’ve made. I mean, I’ll be good. I’ve saved my money, we have a comfortable life, and I’m coaching baseball. If you told me when I was 15 that I’d work for the Yankees, and be a coach and have a wonderful life, I would have taken it in a heartbeat. There have been some bumps along the way. It’s been a long 10 years in some regards, but I’m better for it and I’m very excited for this opportunity."
  11. CowboyMcCoy

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    BP wasn't the only one who was right. ;)
  12. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I love this quote. You're the man, Drew. That's a true Cowboy.
  13. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    From what I gather by his story, it sure sounds like his impatience to succeed did him in. In any case, he's happy now and that's all that counts.
  14. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, pretty good story. The kid saved his money so he should have a few mil stashed away & he's working for the NY Yankees doing something he loves. Guess it does not get much better than that.
  15. burmafrd

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    JERRUH spent the 3rd.

    Jeruh loved him and he was the ONLY reason Henson was around as long as he was

    You DID get the point about the other chances he had and blew, RIGHT?

    You want to NAME the other QBs that hensons COULD NOT beat out?

    Not even 40 year old Vinny.
  16. landroverking

    landroverking Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he's got his head on straight.
  17. Eskimo

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    He was almost too talented for his own good. If he had had more guidance and more patience more the Yankees`front office he probably would have developed as a baseball player. You just can`t rush a guy up to Triple A before he`s had a chance to adjust to pitchers who can throw good off speed pitches at different spots in the count. He held his own up there for the most part given his age but I think rushing him made it hard for him to make that quantum leap at the AAA level.

    I remember wishing he was going to turn into our future starter. He definitely was rushed too much in Dallas playing in his rookie year. He probably shouldn`t have seen the field until his 3rd year so he could get his football skills back. Regardless, I remember that he wasn`t lighting up NFL Europe so he may have just been one of those college QBs who can`t make the next step up to NFL competition. Leaving the game for 3 years made it harder to make the switch back but I still think he just always would have struggled in the NFL. It is just a very difficult skill set to be able to make reads quickly and throw the ball to tightly covered receivers in the league while 300 pound bodies are falling around your feet and guys are licking their chops to get a clean shot at you while you stand there like a sitting duck. Very few people can do it.

    It is a shame the way the Yankees handled him. I think they thought they could do no wrong with him and pushed him way too hard. Also definitely a terrible idea to throw him to the wolves at Columbus (home of Ohio St.) when he had just been the Michigan QB the last two years. Monumental stupidity there.

    He has a solid head on his shoulders and looks like he prepared well for life after baseball. He has found himself a good job doing something he loves, has a family and is financially secure. He has done very well for himself in the end and I`m really happy for him for all the abuse he endured in his pro career.
  18. Stryker44

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    Two words. Russell Wilson.
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  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Clearly BP was worried about the gunslinger part of Romo and that was probbably why he waited as long as he did to pull Bledsoe. But also he seemed to believe that Romo would be a starter.

    Henson had how many chances with other teams and did NOTHING?

    Suddenly its all BP's fault poor Henson never made it in the NFL. BS.

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