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DB Mike Hilton


How much do you have to change your approach when you tackle a guy like Derrick Henry?

I mean, I got to hit him low like I hit everybody else. He's a physical guy, but so am I. I live for games like this and went out and proved it today.

Looks like you guys mixed it up—five-man, four-man, free safeties, two safeties...

Yeah, we mixed it up and kept them off-balance. Strong looks, two-high – definitely wanted to put it in (Ryan) Tannehill's hands and, you know, good things came our way. We were able to stop the run and make them one-dimensional.

What's the key to stopping (Derrick) Henry?

Just get him before he gets going. Everybody knows once he's headed downhill—as you can see on the screen (play), once he gets a head of steam, it's hard. Once you get in the backfield and slow him down, you better your chances.


We got 11 starters that (are) out there willing to do whatever for each other. We're a tight-knit group. We love each other. You see one guy makes a play, we all celebrate.

Mike, in so many ways, this felt like the playoff game where you shut down the Titans defensively and won the game. What does it say about this team now to win this way?

We are who everybody thinks we are. Everybody thinks we weren't – what did we start, 0-2? Now we turn this around. We got the guys in the locker room and the folks at the top to really lead us. We're just taking it one game at a time. This was a big one for us, and we're excited about the next one.

What goes through your mind when you make it into the backfield and you're able to trip off Derrick Henry like--

It wasn't a trip. Get it right. It was a tackle. Make sure you get it right. It's nothing new for me. I live for games like this. I tell everybody, I just look like this. You know what I mean? You turn on my tape, I show what I do best, and that's just being a playmaker.

Is there a better feeling that that on the road?

Oh, no. You come into a hostile environment like that. Playoff implications. Able to walk home with a victory. It's big for us.

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