Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry made an emphatic statement during his team’s week 3 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, plowing through outside outside linebacker Darius Leonard to advance 14 yards.
Derrick Henry steamrolled Darius Leonard pic.twitter.com/iTWBI5C8BK
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 26, 2021
It’s quite a highlight, particularly when considering Leonard is one of the more accomplished defensive players in the league. He won Defensive Rookie of the Year back in 2018 (leading the league in tackles that season), and has since made three All-Pro teams and two Pro Bowl teams. But none of these accolades could give him the strength to stop the mack truck coming right at him on this particular play. Henry, who has quite a few accolades of his own (Offensive Player of the Year, two-time All-Pro, has led the league in rushing yards the past two seasons) was not going to be stopped no matter who was in his way. It’s always thrilling when a rushing leader and a tackles leader make contact.
According to the broadcast, Leonard said before the game that he was still going to try to punch the ball, and didn’t care if he got run over (“he got run over right there” the announcer astutely pointed out).
The Colts are seeking to earn their first victory of the season after falling down 0-2, but currently trail the Titans (1-1) 14-13.
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