Listen: Derrick Henry, Titans And Jaguars discussed on NBC Sports Radio
"Sports radio. For the first time this year on a Thursday or a Monday night. I did not have a PF T barn gathering needed a break. Still watch the game, you know, 'cause. Kind of what we do for a living. And it was the most exciting blow out I've ever seen. This is where fantasy football can take a game that you otherwise would look at it and say and make it incredibly compelling because I realized while the titans were in the middle of their first drive that I had failed on both of my fantasy teams. And I know nobody cares about it. But I think a lot of people out there can relate to the feeling that I had during the game when the titans were on their first drive of the game. It occurred to me that I had forgotten to remove Derrick Henry from the lineup of both of my fantasy teams and replace him with Spencer ware because Spencer where now the starting tailback for the Kansas City Chiefs, given the Kareem hunt escapade and Spencer where presumably would perform better than Henry who was my top running back choice in both leagues. Like a lot of other people any stunk for most of the year he's come on lately, but his season high in rushing was fifty eight yards and people have a hard time processing how this giant. And if you don't think he's a giant look at pictures of Derrick Henry standing next to Dion Lewis. He's a job. Six three two fifty the longest run. He had all season was sixteen yards. I open up the app, and I use I know there's different fantasy football platforms. I've been using the NFL platform for years now. And actually, I've tried others. And it's familiar it's easy. We've had a family league since two thousand six I remember grabbing Tony Romo on waivers when he became the starter for the Cowboys. I got in there and like Derrick Henry really, oh, well can't do anything about it. Now other than just watch the game. All right, Derek. Let's see what you got. And he showed us escort touchdown the first drive and you get about nine points. And you think that's fine. I'll take it. That's the guy was gonna bench shout take nine if you get around ten per player. You're having a good you having a good night. You're having a good week in fantasy and then Derrick Henry exploded for a franchise record. And consider. This is a franchise that traces back to Earl Campbell. This is a franchise that had Chris Johnson. Derrick Henry ends up with a franchise. Record two hundred and thirty eight yards on only seventeen carries with four touchdowns helping that total the first ninety nine yard run since Tony Dorsett. Did it in was it early? Eighty three. Was it like January Eighty-three stats? Look at police stats. Do some make yourself useful. Police stats. Yeah. It was January third nineteen Eighty-three. Okay. So I was a senior in high school. I actually I mistakenly told my wife because she saw the play. She just happened to be in the room when it was going down. And I said I was eighteen the last time there was a ninety nine yard run. Actually, I was still seventeen. That's how long ago it was Tony Dorsett with ten guys on the field for the Cowboys offense broke to the right? And you know, he didn't really break tackles he kind of avoided some lackadaisical effort by whoever wore number thirty seven at the time for the Vikings to get him down. But Derek Henry's run my goodness. He trucked AJ a and whoever number forty eight is he may not be wearing number forty eight for the Jaguars very long Henry just kind of carried him for a while. Then eventually throw him down. And I couldn't believe that he made it the full ninety nine yards. And I didn't realize it was ninety nine. I thought it was ninety seven to ninety eight as I go. My God it was ninety nine Derrick Henry ninety nine yard touchdown run tying in NFL record. And it was still fairly early in the game. And that was his second touchdown to the night. He finished with four in all there is a neat sequence. At the end of the game toward the end of the game. The titans were down in position for another potential touchdown and Derrick Henry came out of the game. Once he set the franchise record. He came out carrying the ball. So he was aware that he had set the single game titans. Oilers franchise record for rushing and there was a clamoring at Nissan stadium for Henry to get back on the field and possibly score. Touchdown number five. He resisted he waited after the game. He told Erin Andrews a FOX that Dion Lewis needs to get his too. I got my four, but he ended back up on the field for the third down and goal. Play. Ran to the left got bottled. Gained. Maybe maybe even lost a yard on the play. But the thing that really struck me and we're going to praise the titans a lot. And if they keep playing like, they did they're gonna finish tenants six, and they just need to hope that they get a little help because they're still on the outside looking in for the postseason and we've seen them play well on multiple occasions this year, the problem is there have been other occasions where they haven't played well the reaction by the Jaguars players when they stopped Derrick Henry over the top. I was yelling check the scoreboard ace. Jalen Ramsey, celebrating miles. Jack celebrate and then on the next play when the titans instead of kicking a field goal to rub it in. They throw it to the end zone. And I guess that would have rubbed it in more. But I mean, they could've taken the easy three. But what's the point? What do you do at that? You just go for it. But they threw a pass to the end zone and again, more celebrations. You got the, you know, the very aggressive incomplete. Signed by one of the one of the Jaguars players guys. You're getting your ass kicked. What do you do? Doing. I know you're happy that you, you know, you you pushed back this challenge. But it's over. Because you were unwilling unable or some combination of the two to tackle Derrick Henry throughout the course of the game. And there were times are just felt like the Jaguars defense was was at half. Speed. Don't get all excited because you keep Derrick Henry from getting tough five touchdowns. Hey, hey, that's a moral victory. We kept Derrick Henry from scoring five touchdowns. After the games from Jaguars personnel. Had some things to say about what transpired on the field. Here's Jalen Ramsey on his reaction to the performance. Saturday. Why you gotta ask me. Henry done much. Bottom tonight. Much this year. He did a lot tonight as automatic. Are still doing. Do you feel guys are still given full effort? I don't know ask everybody else that anything other than. Yes. In that situation is no. Head coach Doug Marrone who who's. Effort to stick around for another year was boosted by shutout of the colts on Sunday. He was asked after the game. What went wrong, obviously, we had a difficult time and first second third somewhere in the fourth, you know, tackling Henrietta obviously a career night, which is something that we've got to do a better job of. Yeah. The Jaguars are officially eliminated from playoff consideration one year after they made it to the final four the titans who made it to the final eight remain alive, but they are one game behind well a half game. I guess behind the Baltimore Ravens. And it may be tied. Look the ravens have to go to Kansas City this weekend. The ravens lose. They fall to seven and six. The titans are at seven and six and then it's a three game push down the stretch to see whether or not the titans can emerge with that. Number six seed in the AFC, and it looks like the chargers or in theory. The chiefs are locked in for the fifth seed because the chargers could leapfrog the chiefs. But I don't see either of those teams sliding out of where they currently are with one being the division champion the other being the five seed. So it's a scrum for the six seed and the titans made their case last night. I missed this. When it happened. I saw Taylor Lewan laying on the ground as they queued up the FOX jazz injury music. I don't know how long they've been using it. I feel like they've been using that injury music ever since they got the NFL in nineteen ninety four when they go to break, they they do a jazzy version of their FOX NFL theme and lewan's on the ground and the FOX jazz. Music is playing and apparently he flipped off skycam stats. Did you actually see him flip off skycam clear as day? It's actually kinda funny. He'll get fined for that. Unless we talked about it after the game. What did he say? He said, basically on my back pain. I look up. I see this thing flying over my head. I didn't like it Christian would do he said. He also gave."