Malik Willis: If they can’t stop the run, why should we throw it?
Titans newcomer Malik Willis made his first NFL start as a quarterback on Sunday, but the Titans didn’t ask him to throw much.
Willis threw 10 passes against the Texans and just one of those came in the second half of Tennessee’s 17-10 win. He spent most of the day passing the ball Derrick Henry and then watch as his teammate continues to write his name in the record books. Henry notched his sixth 200-yard rushing game, tying Adrian Peterson and OJ Simpson for most in league history, and he notched two touchdowns to become Tennessee’s all-time all-time leader.
After the game, Willis was asked about this game plan and said that it was easy to stick with what works.
“If You can’t stop the run, why shouldn’t we do it?” Willis said of SI.com’s John Glennon. “We’re not out here to pitch for 300 every game or try to run for 300 every game. We’re out here trying to find ways to win. That’s all.”
The Titans need to be a little more balanced in the coming weeks and they would like that Ryan Tannehill back under center for those matchups, but they did everything they could to win on Sunday and they’ll go on a five-game winning streak with the Chiefs next weekend.
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