Titans coach has some constructive criticism for Derrick Henry
Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry will be an interesting player to watch in the NFL this season.
No doubt he’s talented and has all the tools — big, fast and physical — but Titans coach Mike Mularky had some constructive criticism for the former Heisman Trophy winner Thursday.
“I will say this about Derrick: I don’t think he’s a fast starter,” coach Mike Mularkey said, via the Tennessean. “I’ve got to talk to him about that tempo period because we’ve got a bunch of guys up front that are creating things for him and he’s not hitting it like I’d like to see him hit it.
“I hope that’s not the case in games. We need him to be full strength. As soon as we call his number, he needs to hit things better.”
Mularky has evidently relayed that to Henry, who says he needs to play faster.
“I just need to improve. And that’s just me playing faster,” Henry said. “I think that will get better as training camp goes along. It’s something I need to work on.”
While Demarco Murray is the team’s starting running back and the workhorse, the Titans will no doubt use Henry as a part of the offense. They’re currently trying to figure out his strengths and use him in the best role for 2016.
Zach Bingham from A to Z Sports was there to catch Henry in action: