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Patriots RB White has opposing coach worried


Reuters
Updated: 08-11-2018 04:13 IST

Buffalo Bills: Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll seems just as disillusioned by the Bills' anemic offense -- the 2-7 team has scored just 96 points through nine games -- as the fans are. "Yeah, it's very frustrating. Put a lot of hard work and effort into it and the end result is getting a win, and when you don't do that or play poorly or coach poorly, that's your job to go out there and do the best you can do and try to get a win. Anything less than that is unacceptable," Daboll said. He wouldn't but the blame on struggling quarterback Nathan Peterman. "It's not just the quarterback. There's ten other guys have to help the quarterback out, too. There were plays that people could've helped out with Nate. ...We all need to do a better job."

Miami Dolphins: Safety Reshad Jones said he didn't quit on his team on Sunday, even though it was reported he took himself out of the game. Instead, according to the Miami Herald, he was peeved that he was rotated out to give rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick more time on the field. Defensive coordinator Matt Burke told Jones, Bobby McCain and T.J. McDonald that he planned to lessen their snap load on Sunday, but when Jones left the field after 10 snaps, he wouldn't return. "I've never been a quitter," Jones said. "I've been here nine years, playing my ass off for this team. Never been a quitter, never will. I'm going to continue to do what I need to do to be one of the best in the league and help this team win football games."

New England Patriots: Rookie running back Sony Michel could return Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said he's equally worried about James White. White has 61 receptions on the season and is on pace to break the record for receptions by a running back (Matt Forte, 102), and Vrabel has taken note. "It's like 5,000," Vrabel said Wednesday. "It's ridiculous, right?" Teams haven't figured out how to stop the Tom Brady-to-White connection. "I hope by Sunday we have an answer [for White]," Vrabel said. "We're working towards having an answer. Obviously, Tom trusts him. He catches the ball every time -- 75 percent of the time he throws it to him, he catches it. He's really turned into a nice player, another third-down back -- first and second-downs, change-of-pace back. Tom trusts him and I know that's the most important thing."

New York Jets: After struggling to snap the ball accurately last week in a 13-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins, center Spencer Long could find himself on the bench Sunday against Buffalo. He had a number of poor snaps, including one that hit quarterback Sam Darnold's head and another that led to a poor Darnold throw that would up being intercepted for a touchdown. He has a finger injury that was aggravated on Sunday. "When we saw the finger start giving him more issues than normal, we replaced him with Jonotthan. His finger got banged up again," head coach Todd Bowles said. "I'll see where it goes. It's been thought about, but I haven't expressed it to the coaches yet. We will deal with that this week."

--Field Level Media

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