Mike Vrabel Praises James White, Cracks Joke About RB’s Stellar Season

FOXBORO, Mass. — James White knows a thing or two catching a football.

The New England Patriots running back already has 61 receptions on 81 targets for 531 yards with six touchdowns. White has been a pest for opponents, and if he continues his consistency the rest of the season, defenses are going to have a big problem.

White looks to continue his strong play Sunday afternoon when the Pats travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. One person who knows the Titans’ defense needs to be on their A-game is head coach Mike Vrabel. During his conference call Wednesday afternoon, the first-year-coach was asked about White’s stellar season, and his response just goes to show how much of an impact he’s had for New England.

Vrabel also knows White is on pace to have a record season in catches. So many, in fact, the coach threw out a rather large number.

Of course, White won’t amass 5,000 catches, but he’s clearly highly regarded by opponents. He’ll look to add to his catch total when the two teams collide Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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