Derrick Henry’s objective is be disrespectful. That is why aim for the head with rigid arms.
“My focus is the head because I want to be disrespectful”, Henry told ESPN in October. “I want to throw them to the ground. If you hit them right on the head and push them down, they don’t stand a chance.”
The Titans’ star running back does a lot more than throwing the meanest stiff arms in football, but if you see him at a climax, chances are he will simply dismiss another poor opponent like he’s a fly that dared to fly. enter your airspace. Henry doesn’t look like other running backs in the NFL: At 6-3 and 247 pounds, he’s closer to Cam Newton than mere deadly running backs. And unsurprisingly, it doesn’t run like most RBs either. Henry runs stronger, fiercer, more imposing than anyone in soccer in 2020.
To get in the way of Henry is to get in the way of LeBron James on a counterattack. It’s a freight train ready to take you down, what if you approach from the side? Prepare for stiff arm.
As Henry pursues a 2,000-yard season in 2020 and rides a Darkhorse MVP campaign, we wanted to get the best of his stiff arms in one place. We’ve stayed in college and the NFL here, although Henry was also one of the most dominant high school football players of all time. Just enjoy a journey down memory lane of Henry’s remarkable strength.
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Derrick Henry stiff arms compilation
December 31, 2015 against the state of Michigan
Henry was by no means a secret in his third and final season in Alabama. He was about to win the Heisman Trophy. But maybe those who didn’t frequently tune into Crimson Tide games didn’t know his running style. Henry left no doubts about it with a touchdown run in the fourth quarter against Michigan State in the playoff semifinal.
As Henry bursts down the right side, an MSU defender walks away from his blocker and has a clear path towards Henry. That’s number 99, a red-shirt freshman named Raequan Williams who in his senior year was listed at 6-4,303 pounds. Henry barely broke through to get rid of him.
December 6, 2018 vs. Jaguars
None of Henry’s stiff arms in this career is the most disgusting of his career, but when you add them up and unite them with a 99-yard touchdown run, they definitely deserve a spot on this list.
According to ESPNHenry had spoken to former Titans running back Eddie George earlier in the 2018 season, and told Henry to impose his will on defenders. That’s what Henry did in December 2018, rushing for 625 yards for the month, including 99 on this carry.
We’re going to chime in here with this very helpful Clasher Sports YouTube video that was posted in October 2020. It’s titled “Every Derrick Henry Stiff Arm Since High School.”
Enjoy, and then we’ll be back with some more of the best.
January 11, 2020 against Ravens
Henry and the Titans stunned Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in the AFC divisional round in early 2020. Henry did it all in this game, including throwing a TD on a jump pass.
Of course, there were also some stiff arms from Henry on the way to discomfort. Earl Thomas didn’t get it the first time, so Henry had to push him out of the way again on the same play.
October 13, 2020 against invoices
Poor Josh Norman. The Titans beat the Bills on a Tuesday night with a score of 42-16, and it really could all be summed up in this single play.
Is seriously. If you stop the video right after Henry’s stiff arm, Norman is temporarily parallel to the ground and a couple of feet from him, like he’s riding an invisible magic carpet.
December 20, 2020 vs. Lions
This list does not include all the stiff arms Henry has ever owned (apart from the helpful video claiming it does). But that would be a silly exercise anyway, because Henry will probably stiffen people on his way through the grocery store, on his way to church, and of course, at his next NFL game, stiffen. to the people.
But the most recent, as of this writing, was against the Lions in week 15 of the 2020 season. Alex Myres ran alongside Henry, and Henry just didn’t want him there.
Moral of the story: don’t get in the way of Derrick Henry.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.