Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 9: Cornerback Rashean Mathis #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tries to get the crowd into the game against the Tennessee Titans at Alltel Stadium September 9, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Coach Mike Mularkey took the blame for keeping veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis on the sideline in Buffalo. Mularkey said Monday he ''just made a mistake'' by sticking with second-year player Kevin Rutland in a 34-18 loss to the Bills. Rutland got beat for a 51-yard gain on Buffalo's opening drive, which ended with a touchdown, and looked lost on Stevie Johnson's 13-yard TD reception early in the third. Mathis watched both plays from the sideline, confused by being on the bench and convinced he could have made a difference. ''This is not to bash anybody. This is not to spark a big, `What's going on with Rashean thing,''' said Mathis, who was inactive for three games last month because of a groin injury. ''I do have a voice, and this is the little voice I want to be understood. ... I feel good. I feel like I'm in a position to help my team win.'' Mathis said he ''could have a right to act up'' since he's a 10-year veteran who has started 129 games. But he took the high road, av...
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