And as the 2015 season comes to a close, Sankey said on Monday he wants coaches to believe in him, too. Sankey acknowledged his second NFL has been tough, but said he’s tried to stay resilient during a year when he failed to get a carry in eight games, several times because he was inactive.
“I feel like at times I lost faith in the coaches here, and I have been trying to do everything I can to gain it back,’’ Sankey said. “Since then I have been doing everything I can to try and gain it back and try and make a statement when I am out there on the field.
“It hasn’t hurt my confidence. I know I am a good player, a good running back, and I just have to keep working and maintain the same approach each day and try and earn the trust back of the coaches.”
Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said on Monday the plan is for Sankey to be more involved in the season finale against the Colts on Sunday. With 30 snaps, Sankey led all running backs in snaps in the team’s 34-6 loss to the Texans. He got the majority of his work in the second half, after running back Antonio Andrews saw his playing time take a hit because of a pair of turnovers, the story said.