Derrick Henry owns the Jacksonville Jaguars. That is a documented fact that just cannot be debated at this point, and it is my favorite all-time fact. I have watched his 99-yard touchdown run at least 99 times today. It gets better every time.
Anyway, last night was obviously a smash game for Henry, but he has been consistently good since the Titans bye. Look at his game by game break down from this season:
I think the Titans had decided they were going to begin to go forward without Henry being a major part of the game plan after the bye week, but he changed their mind by changing the way he runs the ball. Terry and I spent a lot of time talking about how Henry didn’t run like a big back on Locked on Titans (listen to last night’s episode here). That hasn’t been the case these last few weeks. Henry has done a fantastic job of getting the ball and getting downhill.
Of course last night isn’t going to be the norm and there will still probably be some stinkers in there, but as Adam Stites wrote here, the Titans don’t need Henry to be Superman every game. They just need him to be an effective running back for this offense to be effective.