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View from Nashville: In Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown and Jonnu Smith, Titans have a trio no one wants to tackle

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Boom, boom, boom.

As the Titans deliver big blow plays on offense, they’ve done a large share of it with three guys who can deliver big blows.

Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, and Jonnu Smith bring size and speed combinations that many teams covet and they are a trio defenses can’t be especially eager to tackle, particularly late in a game if the Titans are having success.

“I think that that would show up on film,” Mike Vrabel said. “That would be true on film. But again, they have a really good skillset for catching or running at the second level. They’re strong players, they have good play strength, they’re not afraid of contact. We, like a lot of other people, are trying to get them into the second level and give them some space to do something with the football.”

Play-caller Arthur Smith has done a great job of that, as Henry, Brown, and Smith have run away from people more than they’ve run over them.

Henry has