You hear it and it might sound smug but there was not an ounce of that when he said it.
Just steel exhibited that any top-shelf NFL running back must seize when he is sent packing by his old team and must create new triumphs with his new one.
Adrian Peterson is feeling it in New Orleans, struggling to locate his nook. LeGarrette Blount is capturing it in Philadelphia. Eddie Lacy looks for more in Seattle. Marshawn Lynch scorched in his Oakland start and now fights a fizzle. Latavius Murray finally gets his crack this weekend in Minnesota.
With the win, the Titans are 3-3 and in a three-way tie for the AFC South lead with the Jaguars and Texans. The Colts drop to 2-4, but just a game back and still relevant in a division that still has no frontrunner.
Tennessee entered the game on an 11-game losing streak against the Colts that dated back to 2011, which was the longest active streak for any matchup of NFL teams. But with that snapped, the Titans are in good shape to make a run at the playoffs.
The Bills (3-2), whose hold on first place in the AFC East slipped away during their bye week, said they are preparing for both quarterbacks.
Jameis can make things happen with his arm and feet and Fitzpatrick, we’ve seen him before and know what he can do, Bills linebacker Preston Brown said. No matter who’s out there, we have to be prepared and come in with a good game plan.
Fitzpatrick passed for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions after Winston departed with his injury against the Cardinals. Winston has made 37 consecutive starts for Tampa Bay since becoming the NFL draft’s No. 1 overall selection in 2015.
The way I understand it, he (Winston) will be medically cleared to play, Koetter said. I know Jameis can handle a lot of pain. I think it will be, ‘Does Jameis feel like he can play at the level he needs to play at?’ The No. 1 thing in all of this is that Jameis’ long-term health has to be the No. 1 thing.