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Date d'inscription: 27-11-2018
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Patriots this season.Injuries and inconsistency were issues early on as the Patriots struggled in short yardage and failed to produce a touchdown in the first three games.Jeremy Hill was lost for the year after he suffered a knee injury in the New England's season opener. Two games later Cheap Customized New England Patriots Jerseys , starter Rex Burkhead hurt his neck in the Patriots' loss to Detroit and was also placed on injured reserve.Buoyed by the production of rookie Sony Michel, who had missed the preseason with his own knee issue, New England scored seven touchdowns on the ground over the next three games. Michel had four of them, to go along with two 100-yard games.But the Patriots' running backs were again held out of the end zone in last week's 38-31 win at Chicago.Production slowed considerably when Michel had to be helped off the field in the second quarter after having his left knee bent back awkwardly while he was being tackled."What happened to Sony ... could happen to anybody at any time, unfortunately. So, we have to be prepared for those things," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "At whatever point the die is cast and we know what it is, we go in that direction."Where that is exactly is to be determined as New England returns to AFC East play Monday night at Buffalo. Following Michel's injury, James White and Kenjon Barner began the week as the only healthy running backs on the roster.White leads the team with 45 receptions and six receiving touchdowns and is the second-leading rusher (40 carries Authentic Trent Brown Jersey , 189 yards, TD) behind Michel. Barner has 16 carries for 63 yards, but his comfort level in the offense is unclear.This is his third stint with the Patriots this season after being twice released and spending time on the practice squad.White said Barner and current practice squad running back Kenneth Farrow are prepared to contribute as needed."They're good guys," White said. "They're working hard, trying to learn as much as possible. It can be a lot thrown at you pretty fast, but they're willing to work, ask the questions and they try to go out there and perform on the practice field. You can tell it's showing up for Kenjon in the game. He's running hard, doing everything he needs to do."Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said he's comfortable having White handle more of the load."I think that comes down to individual execution and that credit goes to James White," McDaniels said. "He's the one that runs the routes http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline … len-jersey , he's the one that makes decisions and cuts in the backfield if you're handing it to him, and he's the one that catches the ball wherever you put him on the field."While White has a subdued demeanor off the field, center David Andrews said he has the confidence of the entire offense when his number is called."Every time he gets the football, I like it a lot," Andrews said.White says he's ready to do whatever is asked of him."It's just taking care of your body and going out there and executing, getting the job done whether it's more touches or not," he said. "I just want to make the most of the opportunities that I get and just have fun out there and play to the best of my abilities."That's all it is. It doesn't matter whether it's 10 touches, one touch, 20 touches. It doesn't really matter. Just go out there and play hard and do whatever I can to help this team."Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at hmm/khightower The fan who threw a beer on Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill has been banned from Gillette Stadium. Hill wants the fan to also be confined to a small cell. Or at least threatened with that possibility.鈥淭hat type of behavior is unacceptable Authentic Jonathan Jones Jersey ,鈥?Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said in a statement given to Adam Schefter of ESPN. 鈥淧layers have to be protected. We want that fan to be prosecuted.鈥滳onceptually, Hill and Rosenhaus are right. But depending on the existing criminal record, if any, of the fan who threw the beer, what would the outcome of a prosecution be? A fine? A short term of probation?It was indeed wrong for the fan to throw the beer, and it’s good that he’ll be banned from Gillette Stadium. But any prosecution would result in at most a slap on the wrist. And it really won’t deter others from doing the same, because most people realize that the punishment for throwing a beer on someone would indeed be Womens Rex Burkhead Jersey , at the most, a slap on the wrist.There’s another reason for Hill to choose his next move carefully. By pushing aggressively for the criminal justice system to throw the book at the guy who threw the beer, Hill will invite a potential P.R. problem for himself, based on an off-field history that many reporters have forgotten and that most fans probably never even knew about. Already, the “what about?” crowd is pointing to Hill’s 2015 guilty plea to punching and choking his then-pregnant girlfriend.The more Hill seeks a pound of flesh from the guy who tossed a cup of beer, the more that incident from Hill’s background will be mentioned.

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