The Atlanta Falcons have made a perfect 4-0 start to the 2015 NFL season, wowing fans in the process.
Julio Jones, Matt Ryan, and Devonta Freeman have all shone like stars in a Falcons offense that has been a sight to behold at times this season, putting up points on everyone they have faced.
It's not all good, however, with veteran wide receiver Roddy White going on an X-Rated rant yesterday about his role in the Atlanta offense. White seems to have finally calmed down now and said that he's now fine with his place in the team.
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Here to Win
Upset with the perception created by yesterday’s ESPN report that he wasn’t happy with how he was being used, White staged an interview with D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to clear the air.
“I’m here for one thing and that’s to win,” White said. “This is nothing to get mad over. I can’t control no plays that are being called in the huddle. All I can do is run the routes I’m supposed to run on the play and do my job. That’s all I can do.”
White has seen his role in the Falcons offense reduce greatly over the start of the season. Julio Jones is playing like the best receiver in the entire NFL right now, while the younger legs of Leonard Hankerson have overtaken him in the number two spot.
When you combine that with the Falcons running the ball more with their breakout running back Devonta Freeman, White has not caught many passes and has had to block more, hardly what he's been used to in Atlanta.
White had his streak of 130 games straight with a catch stopped against the New York Giants. He didn’t catch a pass against the Dallas Cowboys and only hauled in two balls for eight yards against the Texans. A lot of veterans would be annoyed with that.
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