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    Roddy Dangerfield

    He's the Roddy Dangerfield of the NFL.

    For 7 seasons he's been the quietest best WR in the NFL. It goes beyond stats although his stats are impressive in his young career. Roddy White is a team player to be blunt.

    He knows the stigma the media throws down on the Atlanta Falcons. Hell, this morning a talking head said the only reason the Seahawks didn't come back and win the playoff game last season in Atlanta was because Seattle "got tired" from traveling from Seattle to Georgia,...PFFFFT! White recognizes this bias and mentioned it many times so no wonder the national NFL media ignores Roddy. But they are enamored with Julio Jones in just his second season?

    Roddy has many talents unseen by the experts. He's a devastating blocker in the run game. When the RB gets to the next level into the secondary it's a certainty White's man will be blocked at least 10 yards from the LOS. And Roddy has perpetuated Tony Gonzales' career in Atlanta.

    Yep,...people forget about clearing out in facing zone coverage and in man cover. Roddy runs his routes, routes in which he knows he'll never get the ball, like he's going to be the target to open the zone for Gonzales. Julio is learning this deceptive style of offense but is still raw.

    What many don't know is White is Ryan's go to man when it's 3rd and long. White and Gonzales are integral parts in the 3rd down plays which seemed to be too many the last two seasons. It was the game plan to use the clock *after* getting a lead and rely on Ryan to White/Gonzales,...plus the run game. It works when it works and who can argue with a 13 win season?

    I expect Julio to be highlighted this Spring and Summer and that's great! Place Roddy with a sole cover man and see what happens.

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    It is a numbers game. Roddy gets more attention than Colston, but they are similar stats for a very dis-similar approach to the same position (WR). You can make any arguement for about any player, as I do below.

    What about Marques Colston? He is in an offense that spreads the ball around more and still puts up consistent numbers. Roddy has 1 more year, more yards, but the similar TD's and YPC, but Colston did it with fewer touches and many fewer targets.

    Roddy seems to get more love in the press, but I think that is the diva coming out in him that attracts more attention. Colston is called the quiet storm because he does not jaw. (unlike most WR's)

    Marques Colston
    GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LST
    2006 14 70 115 1,038 14.8 86 8 51 0 0
    2007 16 98 144 1,202 12.3 45 11 64 1 1
    2008 11 47 89 760 16.2 70 5 35 1 0
    2009 16 70 106 1,074 15.3 68 9 54 2 2
    2010 15 84 133 1,023 12.2 43 7 57 0 0
    2011 14 80 107 1,143 14.3 50 8 55 1 1
    2012 16 83 132 1,154 13.9 60 10 65 4 2
    Career 102 532 826 7,394 13.9 86 58 381 9 6

    Roddy White
    GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LST
    2005 16 29 - 446 15.4 54 3 23 1 1
    2006 16 30 66 506 16.9 55 0 19 1 1
    2007 16 83 137 1,202 14.5 69 6 52 3 2
    2008 16 88 148 1,382 15.7 70 7 61 1 1
    2009 16 85 165 1,153 13.6 90 11 54 1 0
    2010 16 115 179 1,389 12.1 46 10 73 1 1
    2011 16 100 181 1,296 13.0 43 8 77 0 0
    2012 16 92 143 1,351 14.7 59 7 73 1 0
    Career 128 622 1019 8,725 14.0 90 52 432 9 6
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    I think, and can be wrong,...no I am right about this. The media doesn't give Roddy and Marques any love anymore. If I might say imo the media used the scandal last season to IGNORE the Saints. 1,000 yards receiving is a often deemed in the elite status. Oh noooo,...you have to dance after catching a TD pass like that idiot Cruz/Giants does.

    I've lost numerous Falcons fans as friends because of what I'm gonna say right now. The NFL targeted the Saints while allowing other teams to do worse. But in the Saints case it was a player(s) who ratted on the bogus(imo) allegation bounties were put on opposing players and yes, the HC is responsible in the final matter. And I told you Saints fans you'd pay for the Katrina days. But I would LOVE to see the Saints win 12 or 13 games this season! Just to rub it in their faces.

    Now a little asshole reporter has the Bucs in trouble with the NFL. I'll deal with that later.

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