Around the AFC West

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson


Former Denver running backs Travis Henry opens up about his personal life.

My take: Henry said he is broke and wants to reduce the child support payments he has to make for his nine children. Henry is under house arrest for a drug charge and faces a potential prison sentence. He describes his situation as a "mess." From reading this story it appears that Henry has a grasp of his situation but, yes, it may be too late. I got to know Henry while he was in Denver. He is actually a friendly guy but his penchant for making the wrong decision time and again is startling.


Here's a fun look at some of the Raiders' greatest players.

My take: A list like this makes you wonder how it all got to this point? The Raiders were once a great franchise (they cannot be called great right now as they have set an NFL record for a six-year futility string). Still, Oakland has been great and it has been great under Al Davis. Can it be great again?

San Diego

LaDainian Tomlinson has major NFL records within his sights.

My take: Tomlinson can get there but it all depends on 2009. The rest of his career will be determined on how he plays this season. Tomlinson, who will be 30 in June, has to bounce back from a somewhat lackluster 2008 and he has to show he can stay healthy. If Tomlinson's production slips and he gets injured again, his great career could stall. Tomlinson's career has already been cemented. He is a Hall of Famer. The records would only be a sweet bonus to a spectacular career.