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RB Derrick Henry


Did you get some satisfaction not only from the win but from your involvement?

It is hard to win in this league, and I am happy that I was able to contribute to a great team win and let this momentum carry forward.

Do you feel you ran with a heightened sense of urgency?

I was trying to take advantage of plays and go out there and get what I can and keep moving drives for us so we could score points in the end zone.

Did the increase in efficiency of the run game come down to improved execution across the board?

I think so. That is what we were preaching all week. It takes all 11 and everyone doing their job to have success in the running game, making plays, scoring touchdowns, and doing things we need to do.

What did it feel like to see tight end Austin Hooper recover that onside kick at the end?

Happy to get a win. It's hard to win in this league. They made some big plays on their end. I am happy that (Austin) Hooper was able to catch it so we could get the victory, get this W.

How much did the pass game help open up the run game?

Just being available, catching what we can and Ryan (Tannehill) making good throws, seeing what he sees and taking advantage of each play.

What were your thoughts on why the offense didn't produce as much in the second half?

We just didn't execute. We will watch the film and do what we need to do better. We just didn't have the same first half production in the second half. We just need to be better coming in from the half. We weren't moving the ball coming in. If we do that, we will have more success.

What's the challenge with four of the next five games on the road and trying to duplicate that success away from here?

Take it one game at a time. That's all you can do, is focus on day one each week and be ready for each opponent. It is just about getting better in all three phases, so we have to take it one game at a time.

Did the offense miss an opportunity to stomp this one out and put it away?

I think we would have liked to finish better, end the game better, but we got a W. That's stuff you learn from as a whole and then continue to work on and get better at as the season goes on. 

In terms of like, yards after contact, did you feel anything differently today? Looked like you were getting a ton of them after first hit. I wonder if you felt anything today, or had an idea.

No, just trying to run hard, finish strong, get north and south, break tackles, and do what I can to move forward. 

Is this a win you feel like you guys can build off of and maybe use some momentum going into next week against Indy?

That's all we can do. It's a W. We've got a division opponent, so we'll just enjoy this one then start next week getting ready for Indy.  

Some of the guys said that when you're playing the way you were today, they feed off of that and they rally around that. Coming into a game, is that something--do you put that on your shoulders to be someone to set the tone for everyone else?

It's been like that since I've been here and hopefully I was able to do that today. But, it gets guys going and I just try to do that each and every day I come to work, and on Sunday. 

Four out of your next five games are on the road, how important is it that, like you said, you fix what you need to, go back over the tape to make improvements, but also continue that momentum over that long road game stretch?

Yeah, I don't think we'll get too overwhelmed with the games being on the road. I think we just need to stick to what we do best and improve, watch film, pay attention to the details, the little things that Coach (Vrabel) preaches about, and work on those throughout the week, be who we are, and play hard each and every game. 

What was your vantage point for the two-point play, and how much of a relief was it when you saw the ball hit the ground?

I'm very confident in the defense. Those guys have resiliency and they show it each and every week. We've got the guys out there that will make plays and KB (Kevin Byard) and all the other guys did what they need to do to stop that two point.

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