Being head coach of the Titans means one factor for Mike Vrabel: feed Derrick Henry.

The technique by no means appears to fail as we noticed within the Titans’ 34-31 victory over the Bills on Monday night time, a recreation outlined by Henry bulldozing over Buffalo defenders. Henry additionally confirmed off his elite pace on his 76-yard rating, clocking in at 21.8 mph, per NFL Next Gen Stats, the quickest any operating again has reached this season. Oh, and Henry is 250 kilos doing this, proving he’s a throwback in the identical vein as Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs 76 yards for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn.

Tennessee Titans operating again Derrick Henry (22) runs 76 yards for a landing in opposition to the Buffalo Bills within the first half of an NFL soccer recreation Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn.
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The key to his freakish skills? Henry mentioned after the sport that it’s easy.

“I’m from Florida,” Henry mentioned. “Florida boys, it’s in the water. If you’re from Florida, you’ve got to have speed.”

The 27-year-old from Yulee, Florida was a one-man wrecking ball final night time, turning 20 carries into 143 yards for 3 touchdowns. That contains the 13-yard scamper for six with three minutes left within the fourth quarter which might end up to be the game-winning rating. Vrabel mentioned after the sport that they will continue to experience Henry because the season goes on, so long as he can deal with it.

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“We continue to jump on Derrick’s back,” Vrabel mentioned. “And he’s willing and able to carry us. It’s something that you know that you have in your back pocket, front pocket. We pull it out, and we use it.”

Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Running again Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans scores a landing in opposition to the Buffalo Bills throughout the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Henry’s influence was arguably seen on 4th and 1 on the purpose line when the Bills had been in putting distance of tying the sport with a area purpose. Bills head coach Sean McDermott had an opportunity to ship kicker Tyler Bass for a chip shot however elected to ship Josh Allen again out to try to win the sport. Allen went for a quarterback sneak, which was blown up straight away by defensive sort out Jeffery Simmons.

McDermott has taken a number of flack for the choice, however with Henry operating the way in which he was, did McDermott need to danger giving the ball again to Tennessee in extra time? There’s no approach a gassed Bills protection would have wished to sort out Henry in extra time with the sport on the road. And that sums up what Henry brings, and it led to the Titans enhancing to 4-2 on the season, now first within the AFC South.

Henry is now on tempo to rush for over 2,000 yards for the second consecutive season, a feat that no different operating again has performed in NFL historical past.