FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick's assembly line of humble, modest and entirely scheme-useful players churned out another expected success story on Monday night in a win over the Bills.
"James has been a dependable player for us," Belichick said. "He came through with a couple big plays last week against the Giants and had them today. We need everybody every week, and he made some plays for us today."
White only ended up with four touches -- two rushes for 17 yards and a score, and two catches for 32 yards and a score -- but he was the difference on a night where points came at a premium. White scored on the controversial quick snap after a 41-yard gain by Danny Amendola, a play that required White to bang some heads on the way to the goal line. It was also a calculated risk that saved the rest of the Patriots some much-needed energy.
"I mean, guys are going to go down," White said. "People are going to have to be ready no matter what the situation is. It's unfortunate, but that's how it goes in this league sometimes."
White has already spent a year absorbing the Patriot way so there was no chance we'd hear him take a shot at Rex Ryan's defense on Monday night, or even linger on how great it felt to score his first two touchdowns.
The assembly line rolls on.
"It felt good," White said. "Anything I can do to help this team, whether it's scoring touchdowns or blocking, I'm going to do it."