Mike Tomlin: Derrick Henry’s size, speed “really astounding”

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Mike Tomlin was coaching the Steelers against the Browns while Derrick Henry was running through and over the Texans in Tennessee’s overtime win on Sunday, but he’s seen the tape of that performance and plenty of other ones from Henry over the last few years.

The most recent outing featured a 94-yard run that made Henry the fifth-player in league history with multiple runs of more than 90 yards. Tomlin called Henry’s exploits “a highlight reel of big runs unlike I have ever seen” and said that it’s all the more remarkable because of how big Henry is.

“It’s really astounding that a back his size is capable of going to the house just about every time he touches it,” Tomlin said, via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Media.

Henry has only faced the Steelers once since entering the NFL. He ran seven times for 32 yards in a 40-17 Titans loss in November 2017. A lot of time has passed since then and Henry hasn’t run for that few yards since Week 12 of the 2018 season, so it feels safe to say this weekend will be a new experience for the Steelers.

 

8 responses to “Mike Tomlin: Derrick Henry’s size, speed “really astounding”

  1. Henry has only faced the Steelers once since entering the NFL. He ran seven times for 32 yards in a 40-17 Titans loss in November 2017.

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    Back when it was painfully obvious to all Titans fans that DH should be getting way more carries. Murlarkey ball, smh.

  2. Henry is a physical freak of nature and it’s a joy to watch. I hope he has a relatively healthy career at RB.

  3. I’m not putting henry down, he’s one of the best in the game. Dude has a mean stiff arm, but Im surprised i dont really see him trucking people and running them over. I guess he really doesn’t need to since he has that break away speed, but he runs very upright. . . .just something I noticed. Great player. Any team would love to have him.

  4. It’ll be hard to shutdown Henry with the titans being at home but I still think the Steelers win by a td.

  5. For the younger folks in the room, if you love DH and how he runs – do yourself a favor and watch some Bo Jackson highlights.

    Bo was a little lighter than DH, but was the fastest man in the league. It was a thrill and really weird to see a man that big and strong be so agile and run so incredibly fast.

  6. The Steelers defense will be ready. Don’t think for one second DH is going to run for 212 on them this weekend. I’ll be VERY surprised if he breaks a hundred. No slight to El Tractorcito, just respect for how the Steelers handle their business.

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