Kansas City defender dismisses Derrick Henry as 'just a big guy' who isn't hard to tackle
Derrick Henry recently became the first player in NFL history with two games of 175 or more rushing yards in the same postseason. As Nick Saban recently discussed, it’s in large part because Henry runs with an incredible combination of power and speed at a listed 6-3, 247 pounds. Henry’s Tennessee Titans will face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. One Kansas City defender wasn’t shy about saying that Henry should be easy for the Chiefs to contain.
“He’s not hard to hit. He’s just a big guy. 240, 245, 250, honestly he should be running harder at his weight and at his size,” Kansas City DE Frank Clark said. “I don’t see no difficulty in tackling him… He’s just easy to me up front because I don’t look at any running back like they can’t be tackled. He’s not one of the best guys at breaking tackles to me honestly.”
Giving Henry extra motivation ahead of a big game, well…
It’s an especially bold comment considering the Titans and Chiefs faced off this season on Nov. 10. Henry carried the ball 23 times for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 35-32 Tennessee home victory. It will be fun to see who gets the last laugh on Sunday. The game will air on CBS at 3:05 p.m. ET.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) January 18, 2020