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Titans bruiser LenDale White only got one carry yesterday, and that left him pretty unhappy. That much is understandable, but the important thing is how a guy reacts to the personal adversity. LenDale, you're up.

So what if he had gotten the ball more yesterday in the loss to the Jets?

“You never know, man,” White said. “I can't tell you that. I don't know if I would have gotten the ball 30 times if we would have won the game or not. I would like to be involved more, but if I am not involved I would like somebody to tell me what's going on. Coming into these games, you expect to get certain carries or see certain things going on at least that's what they tell you."

Good ...

“And then you get in these games and then randomly you only play three plays. I just wish somebody would let me know what's going on before I go out there. Three plays, I don't know what you want me to do with three plays. I don't know what three plays is helping me do.”

Okay. You want better communication. If they're going to cut your carries, you just wish someone would've told you first. That's understandable.

So LenDale -- what's that? You're not finished? Uh oh.

“I have been over it. It is a game, so what?’’ White said. “You would like to win it, but it is one game, so what? … I only played three plays so I really couldn't tell you what happened, I don't really know, I wasn't paying attention, I didn't care really."

LenDale, come on! You were doing so well. Not just with this quote, but with your whole career. You used to have a not-so-sterling reputation, you know. But you've been working hard, being a good teammate, and co-existing as one half of the league's most dangerous one-two punches. It's alright if you're mad, but you don't even care to look at the scoreboard now? For shame.

This is no time for "I wasn't paying attention, I didn't care" quotes. Who are you, Vince Young? For 10 games, everything was strawberries and sunshine ... one loss and one game of underutilization later, and you just don't care? You're not even paying attention to the game?

You don't mean that. I know you don't mean that. Take it back, and we'll all move on.

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