Additional Thoughts From New England Patriots Loss To Redskins

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Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Footballs rest on the field prior to the game between the Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

2. Where was James White?

Throughout training camp, the Patriots have constantly been raving about rookie running back James White. Because of all the praise being heaped onto the young man, I was really looking forward to watching him in game-action. But he did not play as well as I expected, although it is not completely his fault. The Pats offensive line was made up of a few second and third stringers, and they never got a good push off of the line, which blows up any chance of White finding some running room.

White finished the game with four carries for nine yards, with a long of six. Whenever he carried the ball, he didn’t jump off the screen with that burst I have been hearing about. In fact, he looked exactly like he was supposed to look like. A fourth round rookie.