LenDale White: Five Places He Could Go in 2010
With the 2010 season approaching it is obvious that the Tennessee Titans will not be looking to resign LenDale White.
White had 200 carries in 2008, but slimmed down to a measly 64 last season, with Chris Johnson playing a bigger role on offense, reaching the 2,000 yard mark.
Throughout his career, White has shown he is a punishing power back, blowing through defenders in short-yardage situations. White has recently lost some weight and should be able to make more defenders miss.
LenDale White could be a starter or at least a valuable number 2 back for many teams, with a nose for the end zone.
The 2010 season has many teams in search of a decent running back and White could prove to be a potential target.
The Browns recently released their veteran Jamal Lewis. The absence has left Jerome Harrison with the starting spot.
Althoough he finished the season strong with 862 yards on a 4.4 average, its unclear whether he can carry the load as a full time starter.
With that in mind, it seems like the Browns might be a good fit for LenDale White. While Harrison would likely get most of the carries, White would help with the load.
White could also be a very effective goal line weapon due to his size and ability to fall forward for the extra yardage.
The Houston Texans star rookie running back Steve Slaton from a season ago seemed to lose his step in the 2009 season.
He went from a 1200 yard season to 400 yards in 2009. Even though there was apparently a problem with Slaton's arm this season, the Texans will probably look to pick up a running back to help their great air attack.
This is where LenDale White comes in.
Even though he isn't going to light up defenses, he can still pick up three to four yards on a first down carry. Also due to the Texans below average O-line White's powerful running style could come in handy.
The Texans have a great duo in Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, Imagine if defenses had to prepare for a rushing attack too. He has the ability to shake of defenders and has the size to push for that extra yardage.
Kansas City Chiefs
Almost parallel to the Browns, the Chiefs let go their veteran running back Larry Johnson.
They then let Jamaal Charles become the featured back where he posted 1,120 yards in only 10 starts with a league high 5.9 yards per carry.
The chiefs are known as having a bad O-line. So with Charles small frame, ( Charles stands at 5'11", 199 pounds) he could be susceptible to injuries after taking one too many hits.
LenDale White would be a good fit to help Charles.
As part of a running duo White had 700 rush yards in 2008 along with 15 touchdowns. He could come in on short yard situations and prove to be valuable on the goal line.
Just as White was used to ease Chris Johnson into being a starter, he could do the same for Charles.
Strangely enough Jamaal Charles looks as if he could be the next Chris Johnson.
San Diego Chargers
Here is a situation that could be possible if the Chargers aren't able to get a big name running back. LT said that he isn't going to return for the 2010 season and Darren Sproles showed that he isn't going to be a number one guy.
The Chargers have proven that under Philip Rivers, they are one of the better passing teams.
If they signed LenDale White and their line men get healthy, then they could have an effective running game to compliment the pass.
Even if White only averages say four yards per carry then that gives the Chargers a chance to go deep with a pass and then another chance to get the easy six yards on a short pass.
That seems pretty reasonable coming from a guy that they could get for cheap out of the market.
The Chargers were ranked 31st in rushing, getting White could only help.
I see this as the most likely place for LenDale White to end up.
With White's old college coach Pete Carroll becoming Seattle's head coach, there could be a reunion next season.
Justin Forsett showed that he could be a solid starer with 5.4 yards per carry with 114 attempts. If you add another power back like White than you have a bruising attack.
Imagine having two backs who easily pick up a solid 4 yards every time they touch the ball while wearing down the defense.
Under the zone blocking system the duo of White and Forsett should be able to move the ball up the field successfully.