Highlight reel: The best Derrick Henry stiff arms so far (video)
By Ravi Konjeti
1st place – Henry vs Jacksonville Kittens
It’s honestly one of the best plays I have ever seen. Just to set the scene, the Titans are pinned at the 1-yard line. It’s the second quarter and while the Titans are up 7-2, the team just wants to get out of their own endzone to give the offense some space. In comes Derrick Henry.
What. A. God.
Derrick Henry pulls out FOUR stiff arms en route to a 99-yard touchdown. What Henry pulls out here is not just a miracle, it’s unheard of. No one does this in the NFL. He knocks down A.J. Bouye with a mean to-the-face stiff arm that completely takes him out of the play.
He then pulls out TWO stiff arms against Leon Jacobs. Henry hasn’t done the two stiff arms against one player once in his career, he has done it multiple times! The second stiff arm is otherworldly. After the first one only slows down Jacobs, he uses the second one to swing Jacobs around and tosses him aside.
I have no idea how Henry keeps his speed and balance while tossing a massive linebacker. Jacobs is behind Henry to his right side but ends up to the left side of Henry after he drags him up in front and throws him to the side.
Henry is nearly doing this with no blockers in front of him. Only Corey Davis is able to add marginal blocking in front of him.
After tossing Jacobs, Henry then faces his last obstacle in Myles Jack, who also makes the mistake of going high on Henry. Henry sticks an arm in his chest and just sheds him like its nothing.
It’s incredible. It’s godly. Henry unleashed all his powers and strength against the Jaguars. He made them look like house cats against a fierce lion. It’s unquestionably the best stiff arm and best highlight of Derrick Henry’s career. It’s one of the best runs I have ever seen. Lucky for Titans fans that we have King Henry on our side.