1 - Who’s making a jersey swap with McCoy on Sunday?
It’s a rare sight when Bills running back, LeSean McCoy, trades jerseys following a game. That won’t be the case this Sunday, as he’s set to swap with Colts RB Frank Gore.
“I respect him. The guys I do respect I’ll trade jerseys with. They’re hanging up in my basement. He’ll be one of them for sure,” said McCoy. “Sometimes in this league, fans and the people they want the new thing. What’s hot. Running backs, there’s a couple of young guys who are really good and they attach to them. But a guy like Frank, he doesn’t have the yards like he used to. But, the work he’s put in, that’s hard work to put those types of yards up each year.”
Gore and McCoy are among the top active RBs in the NFL. McCoy’s rushed for 9,805 yards in his career, which is the third-most among active players. He only trails Gore (13,697) and Adrian Peterson (12,276).
In Week 13, McCoy reached 13,000 scrimmage yards for his career. He’s one of five active players with over 13,000 yards from scrimmage. McCoy joins: Gore, Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Matt Forte.
Gore ranks fifth on the league’s all-time rushing list. McCoy sits at 31st on the list and is just 3,892 yards behind Gore for his career. It’s no secret why the potential future Hall of Famers are swapping jerseys on Sunday.
“I’m a big fan of Frank. I’ve been watching him for a long time, before I was in the NFL,” said McCoy. “We have the same agent, Drew Rosenhaus. We’ve been friends over the years. I’m proud of his career. He just moved into fifth place on the all-time list. The NFL has been around for a long, long time. For him to be fifth is real, real major.”
2 - Rookie of the Year odds rise for Tre’Davious White**
With interceptions in back-to-back games, rookie Tre’Davious White continues to make his case for Rookie of the Year. He’s now the top defenseman in the ROY race.
According to Pro Football Focus, White ranks second in the rookie rankings heading into Week 14. The top-five includes: Alvin Kamara (RB), White (CB), Marshon Lattimore (CB), Kareem Hunt (RB), and Desmond King (CB). PFF’s William Moy broke down White’s season thus far.
White has officially joined the illustrious PFF Elite Club as he’s one of just 35 players to own an elite overall grade after 13 weeks of the season. The first-round pick has graded below 70.0 in just one game all season and he’s really turned it on as of late, finish three of his last four games with grades north of 80.0. White has been responsible for an incompletion on 23.8-percent of the targets thrown into his coverage, the second-best rate among the 32 cornerbacks who’ve spent at least 400 snaps in coverage this year.
For the first time in several weeks, White’s ranked higher than Saints CB Marshon Lattimore. The Saints rookie has missed two-straight games with an ankle injury. Lattimore’s questionable for Thursday’s game against the Falcons. The two corners have consistently been the top rookie defenders this season. With White playing 334 more snaps than Lattimore this season, he currently edges him out.
White’s also been dealing with an injury this week. On Thursday, head coach Sean McDermott announced he cleared concussion protocol. It’s looking good for White to continue his impressive rookie campaign against the Colts on Sunday.
3 - Cap Capi’s committed to helping team win
On Nov. 22, defensive end Cap Capi was signed to Buffalo’s practice squad. On Tuesday, he was promoted to the team’s 53-man roster.
“I want to make the most out of those chances. I’m happy that the Bills gave me a chance,” Capi said. “I’m going to show them what I have, go out there, give it all on the field for my team and my coaches.”
Capi’s chance comes on the heels of DE Shaq Lawson being placed on injured reserve. He’s now one of four DEs on the team’s roster. He joins: Ryan Davis, Jerry Hughes, and Eddie Yarbrough as the edge defenders.
The 25-year-old has been a member of the Bills for just over two weeks. He’s wasted no time diving into the team’s playbook.
“It really doesn’t take much to go home and study your playbook. I have nothing to do when I go home. I just hop in the playbook, study my plays, and watch the film,” said Capi. “I have coach Bill [Teerlinck] helping me really get acclimated and stuff. As long as I stay in my playbook, any question I have, I go ask coach Bill and he answers it. Of course, I can ask coach [Mike] Waufle always. Those guys are really helping me get acclimated very fast.”
Capi last suited up in Week Seven as a member of the New York Giants. We’ll see if he gets to taste the turf in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts.
“Of course, first, help this team win a game,” said Capi. “Whether it’s running down on special teams, rushing the quarterbacks or setting the edge on a run. Anything I can do to help the team win.”
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