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Roddy White vents frustration with limited role in Atlanta Falcons offense

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The Atlanta Falcons are off to a perfect 4-0 start, and they have been wowing fans in the process.

Julio Jones, Matt Ryan and Devonta Freeman have all played their part in an Atlanta Falcons offense that has been a sight to behold at times this season.


However, one veteran star, Roddy White, has been conspicuous by his absence on the franchise's box scores so far in 2015. He appears to have fallen well down the pecking order, and he aired his frustrations today.


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"For me, at the end of the day, I want to catch passes," the 33-year-old said, via ESPN.

"I'm not out here just f***ing around just to sit around to just block f***ing people all day. It's not what I want to do."

"I've contributed to offenses for this franchise for the last nine, 10 years. It always bothers me when I go out and don't catch any balls in a game because it hasn't happened in so long."


In four games this season, White has just six receptions for 92 yards, and he has been targeted by Ryan just 13 times in all.

With four of those receptions, and 84 of those yards, coming in Atlanta's season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, it becomes clear just how far the four-time Pro Bowler has dropped down the pecking order.

Unfortunately for White, his reduced role has coincided with the Falcons' best start to a season since 2012. And, although he is frustrated at his lack of looks so far this campaign, he isn't about to go rocking the boat:

"I just stay consistent. I just have to handle my business and what I can do; be the best football player I can be. He's [OC Kyle Shanahan] going to do what he has to do. He's going to call the plays the he wants to play and how he wants to play it. Formations are made out how he wants to do it.

"I just have to stick in there and bear with it; just continue to do my job. And hopefully, Matt (Ryan) will throw me some balls."

Finding himself in such a position must be strange for the franchise's all-time leading receiver. But, if he wants to get his hands on that elusive Super Bowl ring, White might just have to settle for a backseat role moving forward.

Falcons fans: Can your team go all the way in 2015, and are White's comments fair? Have your say in the comments below...

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