Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark has poked the bear with some intense shade directed at Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.
Providing some incredible bulletin-board material ahead of the AFC Championship Game, Clark basically said Henry’s not hard to tackle.
“(Henry is) not hard to hit,” Clark said, according to NFL Network (via the Tennessean). “He’s just a big guy … honestly he should be running harder at his weight and his size. I don’t see no difficulty in tackling him.”
“…He’s just easy to me up front because I don’t look at any running back like they can’t be tackled. He’s not one of the best guys at breaking tackles to me honestly. He’s just a big body, and when people look at him, they’re scared to tackle him or they look at him and they’re scared to play aggressive. I think I’m the aggressor. I know I am.”
Based on the way Henry has utterly destroyed the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens the past two weekends, we’re not sure Clark’s decision to deride him was wise.
Then again, perhaps the defensive end is just so confident in his offense’s ability to put points on the board that he thinks Henry will not have as many chances to succeed.