NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Derrick Henry keeps getting hit quickly.

While the run-reliant Titans can still find big plays from their big back they’ve got to do better to minimize the frequency with which he’s getting contacted with such immediacy.

He’s averaged just a yard before contact per carry, the lowest of 33 qualified NFL RBs. The NFL average is double that. Yards Before Contact per Carry Overall this season

"It has to be better, obviously, because you break them, when you can break them, you get him to the second level,” Mike Vrabel said.

“We’ve got to cover guys up and make good reads. Get the play started, that’s critical. When runners, especially Derrick, tries to get into his fourth or fifth step, it’s a little different than a guy with a different skillset.

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