Listen: Derrick Henry, Titans And NFL discussed on First and Last
"You know, what I shouldn't say that what the hell was last night because last night was peak NFL or rather peak of the bell curve right in the middle in the NFL. Because what you saw last night was the prime example of why to inconceiva-? Distant teams are exactly where they are at this point in the NFL season. You've got one on the other side in the Jacksonville Jaguars who lost last night to the titans and that Derrick Henry performance for the ages. That is frustrated any of the fantasy players listening to this show to no end based on the year. Derrick Henry is had until now. The titans beat the Jags thirty nine. Yes. The same Jacksonville defense that shutout Andrew luck in the colts six to nothing a real barn burner last weekend in the NFL. But no last night a different thing happened. Derrick Henry happened against a defense that we all saw last week in Jacksonville's we thought yes, they still have those parts from last year. They can still be this good on their best day. They can go out there and AJ buoy. A and Jalen Ramsey can still cover and up front. We can get all these guys like Callejas Campbell, Malea, Jackson, distill, shed, blocks and tackle and be. This number one defense from last year now instead they give up seventeen carries for two hundred thirty eight yards and four touchdowns to Derrick Henry who said after the game. This is probably his finest work are probably put this. Oh, not really about me knows about those guys blocking. No, no for me to be able to have success in my job guy. So credited down. Take on credit deserve. So those guys for success. I last year on ESPN radio and doing the right thing. And we'll hear from the college football wards a little bit sort of sound like that Derrick Henry million with that you read the script you think everybody else. Derrick Henry was out there doing what we kind of expect Derrick Henry to do or have for most of his career, which is in my mind exceed expectations. Derrick Henry was a Heisman Trophy winner in Alabama. Derrick Henry with part of one of the better college football teams in the country and Derrick Henry was a guy that I did not think would have this kind of top end potential or success of the NFL level. Now prior to this. I think is career his previous season high this year had been around sixty yards or at least his average. He had not been guy who had been like the rest of the titans team performing overly well on a consistent basis. But that being said, he's a guy that is definitely exceeded my expectations at the NFL level for being his eyes. Still being able to make guys miss to be able to move laterally and change direction near the line of scrimmage the way he did on plays like that ninety nine yard plays like that ninety nine yard run that got some of our friends and former colleagues Darren Revell roasted by the titans Twitter account last night. I saw this rebel posted it on his Instagram where he said referring referencing that run. Please don't call that one of the best runs in NFL history. If you call anything call at one of the worst tackling jobs to which the Tennessee titans official team account responded in all caps. Shut up nerd hashtag. Tighten up. You get the idea. The titans are not here for your slander. And the titans are an interesting team. I remember there was a groundswell of support for the titans a few weeks ago. This is a team that a lot of people thought under first year head coach by Mike variable under first year coordinator, Matt leflore who had been a part of previous stopped with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta. When things went well for that offense and in Los Angeles with Sean McVeigh with the offensive explosion for them. This has been a team people thought, okay, we can take seriously after back to back wins against the Cowboys and the patriots only to be followed up by back to back losses albeit on the road against fellow AC's AFC south compatriots the colts in the Texans now that Texans loss looking better.."