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SportsDerrick Henry Went Old School And Embarrassed The Jaguars

17:06  07 december  2018
17:06  07 december  2018 Source:   deadspin.com

Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9

Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9 Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9

Derrick Lamar Henry Jr. (born January 4, 1994) is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and is also an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

High school football highlights of the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry when he was at Yulee (FL). Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry run the 40 yard dash at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine Jaguars vs. Titans | NFL Week 8 Player Highlights - Продолжительность: 2:10 NFL 47

Derrick Henry Went Old School And Embarrassed The Jaguars © Photo: Wesley Hitt (Getty)

Derrick Henry did much, much more last night against the Jaguars than run 99 yards, impale All-Pro corner A.J. Bouye with a halberd of a stiff arm, shrug Leon Jacobs off like a bathrobe, and then gas half the Jags’ defense, but since he did all that and more on his way to the NFL’s second-ever 99-yard rushing touchdown, just watch it now if you haven’t already. It’s perfectly Lynchesque.

Now, of course, last night’s game had its share of comically inept football, as every seemingly annual Titans-Jaguars matchup on Thursday Night Football does. Henry’s perfect moment was set up by Titans rookie Cameron Batson fumbling a punt then allowing the Jags to tackle him in his end zone, before Jacksonville then staged an agonizing 14-play drive that lasted over eight minutes yet somehow only moved 55 yards. One successful fourth-down conversion was succeeded by a failed one, setting the stage for Henry to redeem all that garbage play.

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Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) goes up over Eagles safety Corey Graham (24) at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Sept. Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) powers through the Jaguars defense in the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field Sunday, Sept.

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He finished the game with four touchdowns and a franchise-record 238 yards on only 17 carries. Accounting for the Titans’ four sacks, Henry had 17 fewer yards than the entire Jaguars offense. He also outrushed Leonard Fournette by 202 yards. In addition to his 99-yarder—only the second in NFL history after Tony Dorsett’s in 1983—Henry popped off for touchdown runs of 54, 16, and four yards.

Before the game, Henry’s longest run of the season was only 16 yards, and as that stat and his 6-foot-3, 247-pound frame might illustrate, he’s not a player known for his speed. However, he went 21.74 MPH on his 54-yard run, the eighth fastest by the ball carrier on any play this season according to NFL Next Gen Stats. The Jags clearly bungled it, but look how he gets the edge and just flies.

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Go to. Derrick Henry . FANTASY FOOTBALL. Spin: A bruising back without any value on passing downs, Henry remains the same touchdown-dependent option he's been in his NFL career.

Derrick Henry is a versatile back with a full arsenal of moves, but the stiff arm is his deadliest Derrick Henry stiff arms two Jaguars ’ defenders in one play that ultimately didn’t count (NFL I can’t wait to see it in action more as Henry ’s touches continue to go up. To finish off this series, here’s

Apparently, the 99-yarder almost didn’t happen, as the initial play call was a quarterback sneak for Marcus Mariota. He also had the option to hand it to Henry, which, thankfully, he chose. Henry even said his teammates were joking with him about how it was time for him to go the distance:

“It’s so crazy because when we were in the huddle, they were like, ‘You got to break it 99 yards.’ My main focus was to get positive yards. I just saw it and I hit it. My stiff-arm was working. It started up front with those guys.”

You have to go back to the days when true franchise running backs like Ricky Williams and Priest Holmes were ruling the NFL in order to find a performance comparable to Henry’s. Those guys played in another age, before running backs were devalued and thrown into time shares and asked to do as much receiving as they do running. Seeing a giant like Henry rumble for 238 yards is one of the least likely things to happen in today’s NFL, and that’s what made last night’s game all the sweeter. It was a true throwback performance.

Does this get any better? Reader, you better believe it does.

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