Titans RB Derrick Henry, Upset With Performance in Opener, Ready to Bounce Back vs. Texans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Derrick Henry isn't sulking about the 62-yard touchdown run that was wiped out on Sunday because of a questionable holding penalty.

The Titans running back isn't upset about his lack of carries (10), or playing time (20 snaps).

He's not happy with what he saw of himself on tape, however, in Sunday's season-opening loss to the Dolphins.

"I'm pissed about that game," Henry said on Thursday. "I am not really happy about that game. I am working hard this week just to get better, and I am ready for Sunday."

Henry ran for 26 yards on 10 carries, and he didn't play much down the stretch.

Instead, running back Dion Lewis led the way with 16 carries for 75 yards, while playing 49 snaps.

"I am pissed with my performance," Henry said. "I have to play better as a player. Unfortunately we get a chance to play again, and go against a good opponent in the Houston Texans on Sunday."

Henry, who started Sunday's game at Miami, ran for 744 yards and five touchdowns in 2017.

He said he didn't feel like he did his job well against the Dolphins. He knows the Titans will need to get the running game going against Houston.

"I felt like it was average, below average, and that's not how I want to play," Henry said. "I have to be better as a player.

"I definitely need to get it going personally. I need to play better this week, be effective in the running game, make plays, and help open everything else up. They have a great defense. I have to run hard, finish runs, and be ready."

The Tennessee Titans take the field for practice on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)

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