NASHVILLE (Tenn.) — There was no stopping this.Running back Minicamp began last Tuesday when we took to the field.
Henry can have many reasons to be motivated going into the season. However, the loss in the divisional playoffs to theHe and the other members of his team rely on him for that fuel.
QuarterbackAccording to him, the loss has given him the “desire of winning like he never had”
Henry stated that he felt the exact same way.
Henry said, “It definitely fuelled me in the offseason.” Henry led the NFL in rushes two seasons ago with 2,027 yards. He also ran for 937 yards last season in eight games before Jones fracture caused him the need to miss nine of the regular season.
Henry looked motivated even though it was over 100 degrees at minicamp. Tony Dews, Tony's running backs coach, still had Henry working with him while the rest of his team were taking part in special teams. Henry did some conditioning in practice.
Henry stated, “Someone could motivate and I wouldn't even know.” “The doubters can be whatever they want, but I'm definitely motivated. I'm willing to go. So we gonna see.”
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Henry kept in touch with his coaches, but he didn't attend voluntary OTAs as he preferred to train on his own. He was able to carry on the same routine that he began before his 2020 2,000-yard rush season. It consisted of two to three workouts per week.
Henry's social media clips have attracted a lot attention.
Tannehill stated that Derrick was built differently. “There aren't many guys on Earth who look like Derrick. He is a master in many areas. It's always exciting to see his work out there. He pushes the boundaries and keeps things interesting.”
Henry was able to move through drills very well and did not show any limitations during the whole practice.
Henry stated that he has been strengthening and conditioning his body, as well as doing drills to prepare him for the season. Henry also said that he has put a lot of effort into rehabbing his injured foot.
“I’ve been working with [physical therapist] Luke Miller, who worked under the guy that did my surgery,” Henry said. “I do a lot of footwork. Finding my toes, he always tells me that when I’m working out. All types of different stuff, just so I’m balancing my foot. I enjoy running hills, running with a restricted pace, being on the pitch and catching the ball.
As they approach 30, the number of NFL running backs is expected to decrease. Henry, who is 28 years old has many achievements. He's one seven NFL backs who have rushed for more than 2000 yards per season. He was the Offensive Players of the Year in 2020 and is a twice-time NFL rushing champ.
All of this matters nothing heading into the season.
“We start over,” Dews said. “Every year, it's a new year. He realizes that the past is his past. It's not about what you did last year; it's about what you're going to do moving forward.”
Henry has $3 million of guaranteed money in 2023, so a big season could mean Henry more financial security. According to reports, the Titans are open to an extension to ensure some security. Henry would appreciate that.
Henry stated, “It's always great to get promoted at your job,” “I'm trying my best to get through that. I am currently under contract. But, if that is what the future holds, that would be awesome.”