Chiefs Reveal Plan For Derrick Henry Before Titans Game
The Chiefs revealed their plan for Derrick Henry before the Titans game.
Heading into this weekend’s AFC Championship showdown, Kansas City knows that slowing down Tennessee’s rushing attack is imperative.
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has thrown 29 passes for 160 yards over the course of his team’s two postseason victories over the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.
While has certainly done a fine job managing the offense, he is not the main reason why his squad has gotten to this point.
The main reason is Henry.
Henry, the NFL’s leading rusher this past season, has amassed at least 100 yards in eight of Tennessee’s last nine outings.
Against the Patriots Henry recorded 182 yards on 34 carries. In the Baltimore game, he racked up 195 yards on 30 carries.
This week, the Chiefs defense was asked what plan of attack they had for stopping the Titans rushing attack.
The #Chiefs defensive game plan is full of low blows for #Titans RB Derrick Henry. “You’ve got to take his legs out,’’ LB Anthony Hitchens said. “Hit his thighs and his legs. Chop him down. You tackle him high, he tends to carry you for about five more yards. So hit him low.’’
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 15, 2020
“You have to take his legs out,” linebacker Anthony Hitchens said.
“Hit his thighs and his legs. Chop him down. You tackle him, he tends to carry you for about five more yards. So hit him low.”
Clearly Kansas City has developed a strategy for slowing down Henry. Will it ultimately be an effective one? We should find out once and for all this weekend.
If Henry runs through the defense like he has over the past two weeks, though, he will carry Tennessee straight into the Super Bowl.