Derrick Henry: Dalvin Cook is the best back in the NFL

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Titans running back Derrick Henry has a narrow lead over Vikings running back Dalvin Cook in the race to lead the league in rushing. But Henry says Cook is the No. 1 runner in the NFL.

“Dalvin Cook is having a phenomenal season,” Henry said, via SI.com. “Right now, I would say he’s the best back in football. Just week after week, always dominating. Always having a great game. Running the ball. Catching the ball. Very explosive.”

When the Titans played the Vikings in Week Three, Cook ran for 181 yards and a touchdown, while Henry had 119 yards and two touchdowns. But Henry said that’s not the only time he’s watched Cook.

“I love watching him run on film,” Henry said. “He is doing a great job this year. That guy’s just been incredible the whole year. He runs hard, runs through tackles, makes guys miss. He’s just been balling.”

Henry leads Cook by just 10 rushing yards this season, so Henry will be keeping an eye on Cook the rest of the way, and trying to stay ahead of him in the rushing race.

19 responses to “Derrick Henry: Dalvin Cook is the best back in the NFL

  1. He is fun to watch that’s for sure, too bad his QB will never help lead him to a championship though.

  2. As a close friend of the organization I am concerned that Derrick Henry just jinxed Dalvin for an injury

  3. If only we had a defense..
    If only we had a defense..
    If only we had a defense..
    How many times am I supposed to say that before it comes true???

  4. I’m no fan of the Vikings, but they do seem to hit on franchise running backs. Foreman, Smith, Peterson, and Cook – those four are all worthy of mention. Even Darrin Nelson in the 80’s was a dual threat, running and receiving.

  5. I’m no fan of the Vikings, but they do seem to hit on franchise running backs. Foreman, Smith, Peterson, and Cook – those four are all worthy of mention. Even Darrin Nelson in the 80’s was a dual threat, running and receiving.
    _____________________________________-

    Nelson was ok, but they could have had Marcus Allen instead………..

    I’m just saying

  6. The line makes the rb. Saquon is probly the best back based on ability, but he has to break tackles just to get back to the line of scrimmage.

  7. Nice to see some humility from an NFL player. very refreshing. Henry is a monster as we all know.

  8. After the hit Cook took in the last game and came back I think we call all agree he is not delicate. Sure he fumbled but that was what Ronnie Lott calls a “whoo hit”. Just envious Packer backers who wished they had a RB corp half as good as Minnesota or dont you remember who stream rolled you 4 4 TDs and a buck 65 on the ground. Maybe Santa will bring your team a couple of early Christmas presents 🎁 this in year in the form of running game and stopping the run🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. Henry is a class act. The differences are basically durability vs effectiveness in the passing game. Both RBs power their respective offenses.

  10. Well that’s because he has never seen Aaron Jones. Aaron Jones is on pace to break every record in the NFL according to some that post here.

  11. We have the best running back. That should wrap up the championship. No need to bother with the rest of this season’s games.

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