Derrick Henry says he ‘felt soft’ during playoff-clinching win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Tennessee Titans squeaked out a 15-10 home victory on Sunday afternoon to clinch a playoff spot, but they’re not exactly looking like a juggernaut heading into the postseason.

The Titans lost three of their last four games, with Sunday’s win coming against a Jags squad that had nothing to play for, as they had already clinched a postseason berth.

Former Alabama RB Derrick Henry — the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner — received a bulk of the carries for the Titans, but he wasn’t happy with his effort. After running 28 times for 51 yards, Henry was critical of his performance, calling himself soft (via TitanInsider.com):

“I didn’t feel like a workhorse back. I kind of felt soft. I’m not happy about that game at all. It hasn’t left my mind since the clock hit 0:00. That’s why I’m working hard this week, trying to get better than I was last week and looking forward to this game on Saturday,” Henry said. “I just feel like I didn’t run like myself. I wasn’t really happy. I could say other words, but I have to play better.”

The Titans will travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in the AFC Wildcard round on Saturday afternoon.

DeMarco Murray is the starting running back for the Titans, but Henry will still likely need to play better if the team is going to advance.


Source: Saturday Down South

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