‘Never Ceases to Amaze’ – Titans HC Mike Vrabel Lauds Star Running Back Derrick Henry

Published 09/20/2021, 2:54 PM EDT
Dec 6, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is tackled by Cleveland Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) after a short gain during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


It is not often that NFL running backs are in contention to challenge for the league MVP title. But Tennessee Titans superstar, Derrick Henry, was part of that conversation in 2020. The swashbuckling speedster is an absolute monster on the football field.

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He was a key component of coach Mike Vrabel’s deadly offense last season. Dubbed ‘King Henry’, Derrick was single-handedly terrorizing NFL defenses over the course of the 2020 NFL season. He concluded the 2020 NFL season with 2,027 rushing yards and 17 rushing TDs. 

Jan 3, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs with the ball during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

His performances in the middle saw him join the NFL MVP conversation along with Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and eventual winner Aaron Rodgers. Had the Titans mounted a deeper playoff run, Henry would have had a better shot at winning what would have been his first MVP trophy. 

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But Titans HC Mike Vrabel is banking on his star player to repeat his heroics from the previous season in the coming months.

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Mike Vrabel heaps praise on star running back Derrick Henry

King Henry was back at it again in Week 2 of the ongoing NFL season. He destroyed the Seattle Seahawks defense, rushing for 182 yards with 3 rushing touchdowns to his name. In doing so, he helped Ryan Tannehill and Co. secure their first win of the season by a narrow 33-30 margin.

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Speaking to the media after the game, Tennessee Titans HC Mike Vrabel was all praise for Henry who is setting himself up for yet another stellar season in the NFL.

“It just never ceases to amaze me. We just got to keep being in opportunities and being in football games where he can help us affect the outcome. That’s really what happened today,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said via Tim Booth of the Associated Press.

Dec 6, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is tackled by Cleveland Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell (39) after a short gain during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Henry and his teammates will be hoping to build on this momentum when they take on Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. Do you think King Henry will be able to cross the 2,000-yard mark once again? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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