This week, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the challenge his team will face when it comes to trying to tackle Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.
The 6-foot-3, 238-pound Henry has become notorious for his vicious stiff-arm and pure power to go along with the kind of pure straight-line speed that has allowed him become one of the best running backs in the NFL.
Derrick Henry HOLY stiff arm😤😤😤
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 14, 2020
DERRICK HENRY ABSURD 94-YARD TD 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2020
Tomlin said tackling Henry is like trying to tackle Steelers defensive end Bud Dupree, only faster.
What would it be like to try to tackle Dupree? That’s a purely hypothetical exercise as a professional, but Dupree played both ways at Wilkinson County High School in Georgia. And he was every bit the handful to tackle that Henry is.
Obviously, Dupree is playing receiver, but there is more than a little bit of Henry to his game, right down to the stiff arm. It certainly seems like Tomlin’s comparison is an apt one. No word if the team used Dupree to replicate Henry on the scout team at all this week.
You can see Dupree’s full high school highlight video below: