In what might be one of the funnier things you will see this week, a clip has been released by NFL Films that highlights the reactions by teammates to Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry stiff-arming Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman.
Everyone saw it. Everyone enjoyed it — well, except maybe Norman. Now everyone gets to see how Henry’s teammates felt about it while several of them were mic’d up. Pay attention to the coach talking to the former Alabama running back at the 1:53 mark.
It looks to be Tennessee’s running back coach Tony Dews talking, but we aren’t entirely sure due to the mask. Either way, the coach can be heard saying “we’ll run it to the left because Josh Norman ain’t filling like the other corner.”
As we all know, the rest if history.
The very next clip is the play we’ve all seen dozens of times by now. The one where the 6-foot-3, 247-pound running back tosses the 200-pound Norman out of the way like he’s a little leaguer. And the reaction from the Titans players?
Absolutely epic. Check it out for yourself.
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Teammates immediately started mimicking the play on the sidelines with linebacker Jayon Brown doing his best to recreate the hilarious moment. It then cuts to starting left tackle Taylor Lewan saying to Henry “you threw him into the suites. He’s sitting with my wife right now and my kids.”
Henry ended up with only 63 yards on 20 touches (19 carries, one receptions), but it doesn’t matter. He added two rushing touchdowns and Tennessee ended up winning the game soundly with a final score of 42-16.
And that play from Henry on Norman was a perfect summation of how the night went for Bills, as a whole. The Titans, on the other hand, moved to 4-0 on the season.
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