Derrick Henry works hard to avoid complacency; Lions rookie Aidan Hutchinson gains confidence

Earning a 2,000-yard club membership didn’t go to Derrick Henry’s head. After a foot injury ruined the rest of his historic 2020 season, the Titans star has opened up about why he’s highly motivated to return to his dominant form. “In my job, it doesn’t last forever. So you gotta do what you can while you’re playing this game,” Henry said on Inside Live Training Camp. “My main focus is just trying to get better every day, whether it’s in the weight room, the movie theater, or on the court. Just have that growth mindset of getting better and not never be complacent and always stay hungry no matter what you achieve in this game.” Henry described last year’s injury as “devastating” but was happy to return for the Titans playoffs. Entering 2022 with an impeccable bill of health, Henry said he’s not changing anything as he prepares for his killer style of football and mentioned the Titans are sticking to their identity as they look for a third consecutive AFC South title. Does that mean he anticipates the same kind of workload in 2022? “We don’t discuss these things,” Henry said. “We take it week by week and I’m approaching every week, you know, ready to work and do whatever I can for the team. Regardless of how the game goes, that’s how it is. happens.”

Charles P. Patton