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Titans RB Derrick Henry: "When My Number is Called, I'm Just Going to Go Out There and Try and Make a Play"


NASHVILLE – Derrick Henry is ready to do whatever is needed on Sunday against the Chargers, or any other game.

While others discuss the playtime and workload for the Titans running back, Henry is simply doing what he needs to do to be ready.

The Titans face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

"When my number is called, I'm just going to go out there and try and make a play," Henry said on Thursday. "I can't worry about all the other stuff. I'm going to control what I can control, and when I'm in there to make a play, I'm going to try and go do that."

Henry ran for 63 yards on 15 carries in the team's season opener against the Saints on Sunday. Henry also caught two passes for 56 yards, including a screen that went for 46 yards.

The 119-yard, all-purpose performance was the 43rd game of Henry's career in which he reached 100 scrimmage yards, which ranks fourth in franchise history. Only Eddie George (54), Chris Johnson (46) and Earl Campbell (45) have more.

Henry played just 30 of the team's 63 offensive snaps, however, while rookie running back Tajae Spears played 34 snaps.

Henry isn't counting his snaps, or his carries.

"I am just trying to make a play whenever my number is called, when I'm in there, and just trying to get everybody going any way I can," Henry said. "That's all I do any time I am in there, and that's (the way) it's been ever since I've been here.

"I am just trying to be a playmaker and help us win and give us any chance that I can when I am in there. … I just want to take advantage of my opportunities when they come."

Since the beginning of last season, Henry has had more 100-yard scrimmage performances than any other player.

Including last Sunday and the 12 such outings he produced in 2022, Henry's 13 total are more than the second-place Nick Chubb and Christian McCaffrey, each of whom have 12.

After a loss against the Saints, the Titans will look to get in the win column on Sunday.

"We want to win," Henry said. "The focus is on winning the game, and this week it's the Chargers. We are focused on winning that one."

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