X

Titans' Derrick Henry Said 'Good to See You' to Earl Thomas After Stiff Arm

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2020

El running back Derrick Henry (22) de los Titans de Tennesse deja atrás al safety Chuck Clark (36) de los Ravens de Baltimore en el partido de la ronda divisional de los playoffs de la NFL, el sábado 11 de enero de 2020. (AP Foto/Julio Cortez)
Julio Cortez/Associated Press

Earl Thomas thought the Baltimore Ravens defense would have better luck than the New England Patriots tackling Derrick Henry.

The Titans running back had other plans, barreling over the Baltimore defense for 195 yards in Tennessee's 28-12 win Saturday night. Henry's dominant performance was highlighted by a pair of stiff arms to Thomas on a 27-yard scamper in the second quarter.

NFL @NFL

The King is hitting his stride. @KingHenry_2 #Titans #NFLPlayoffs 📺: #TENvsBAL on CBS 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/81PYwJcw9t https://t.co/55GW6ctQCE

"I just said, 'Good to see you, Earl,'" Henry told reporters of what he said to Thomas. "'Good to see you, man. Hopefully we can do this again.'"

It's pretty clear Henry heard Thomas' comments and made it a point to seek him out. Television cameras captured Henry yelling out "good s--t, Earl" in Thomas' direction as he ran by after the game.

"I think that's a part of the game," Henry said. "Some guys like to say stuff to get [themselves], get their defense fired up, and I think that's what he was doing. And I just go play."

Henry has been the MVP of the postseason, rushing for 377 yards. His 195-yard outing was the 10th-most rushing yards in a single playoff game, and his 182 against the Patriots ranks 16th.

Let's just say it would be smart for the Kansas City Chiefs or Houston Texans to avoid all public comments before the AFC Championship Game.

🚨 SPORTS NEWS ➡️ YOUR INBOX

The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.