Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro, of the Afternoon Drive, were able to talk to Carlos Henderson after practice yesterday and get his thoughts on how training camp is going.
Check out the conversation starting at the 5:00 mark. Here’s a couple of my takeaways from the interview:
- Henderson struggled with the altitude early in camp. There’s been talk among the community, and I know I felt it as well, that Henderson’s name wasn’t being called much in the practice reports.
This was apparently due to Henderson not being in the best shape or prepared for the altitude. He said in the interview that he is adjusting well now and is feeling good about where he is at, so that bodes well for him flashing some of his potential in tomorrow night’s game.
- He’ll get work at both receiver and kick returner. Henderson said he was told by Special Teams coach, Brock Olivo that he would see some action as a returner Thursday night.
- He and fellow rookie Isaiah McKenzie are like brothers and they push each other to become better. Last year saw a similar bond form between safeties Justin Simmons and Will Parks, so it’s good to see that trend continue of players in the same position group building a relationship their rookie year to help sharpen each other.
- Henderson has a really cool accent.
Look for Henderson to get some extensive playing time on Thursday night. Hopefully he takes advantage and make some plays. The competition at #3 wide receiver is wide open and I would love to see Henderson slide into that role.