Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry responded to a video of him shaking his head before the touchdown pass to tackle Dennis Kelly.
A video made the rounds on Twitter on Monday that showed Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry shaking his head after hearing the play call that would end up being a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill to swing tackle Dennis Kelly.
The play happened in the third quarter of the Titans’ 42-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12, and it was the first of four touchdowns scored by Tennessee in an eight minute span to start the second half.
It was also the second-straight play in which the Titans tried some trickery against their division rival while in the red zone, with the first being a pass from Henry to tight end Jonnu Smith that drew a pass interference flag to set the Kelly touchdown up.
While breaking the huddle prior to the touchdown pass, a clip shared by Justin Beasley of WSMV News 4 showed Henry possibly shaking his head in disagreement or frustration with the play.
Well, Henry responded to Beasley’s video, saying that was not what was going on in his head.
After Henry responded, Beasley jokingly said he was the latest victim of a Henry stiff arm.
Sure, one could draw the conclusion that he was unhappy with the play by looking at this, but Henry cleared it up pretty quickly, and trying to put thoughts to his actions without knowing what’s going on in his head is not fair to the player.
He simply could have been surprised by the call, as we all were considering the Titans were on the one-yard line and that’s Henry’s specialty. If that’s the case, it doesn’t mean he was frustrated with the call.
Besides, Henry has never proven himself to be that kind of player — and he’s certainly had his opportunities to show frustration with play-calling this season when the team has criminally under-utilized him in some games, but he hasn’t even come close to doing it.
Everything turned out just alright for Henry and the Titans in this game, as the Alabama product dominated the Jags once again to the tune of 159 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74-yard scamper that found pay dirt.