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James White via D&K on Sony Michel: 'I am excited to see him go out there and prove [things]'

Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2018 - 1:02 pm

On Sunday against the Dolphins, James White and Sony Michel combined to play 73 of a possible 81 offensive snaps. Given the number of injuries at the running back position, this will likely continue for the foreseeable future and White knows it.

“Yeah, we’ve lost a lot of guys at the running back position," he said Monday on Dale & Keefe. "That happens in the NFL, guys go down. Guys like myself, Sony and Kenjon [Barner] once he gets out there a little bit more -- we have a good group of guys still that can go out there and make plays, can catch, run, block. The offense doesn’t really lose a step no matter who is in there.”

Michel ran for 112 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in the 38-7 win, while White had 44 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. He also added eight catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Specific to Michel, it was a much-needed performance after he was receiving a lot of criticism for his first two games, but a lot of that was due to the poor blocking he received in front of him.

White had a lot of good things to say about Michel and noted he didn't get upset or anything when the team selected him in the first round of this year's draft.

“I love having multiple backs in the backfield," he said. "It keeps guys fresh. It keeps the defense off balance and you really have to pay attention to who is in the football game. Sony is a good football player. I am excited to see him go out there and prove [things]. He didn’t get to play in the preseason, so I think the more he gets out there the better and better he will get and the more confidence he will play with.” 

It would appear the team won't bring another running back in considering it's a short week, so look for the same type of gameplan Thursday against the Colts.

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