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Roddy White: Falcons’ offense can be great–we’re loaded

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Falcons receiver Roddy White said in June that he expects the Falcons to out-score everybody, and after seeing how the offense looks at training camp, White is feeling even more confident.

This offense can be great,” White told ESPN.com. “We’re loaded. We are loaded. We already were pretty good and we added the guys we needed to add.”

White has four straight years of more than 80 catches and more than 1,100 receiving yards, and last year he led the league in catches with 115. The Falcons’ top priority this offseason, however, was to take some pressure off White, which was why they gave up a bounty of draft picks to acquire rookie receiver Julio Jones. Early reports out of camp indicate that the Falcons are seeing exactly what they hoped to see from Jones, and White says Jones is going to change the Falcons’ offense.

“He can get down the field and really help us with explosive plays,” White said. “There’s nothing wrong with going out there for two or three plays and getting a touchdown. I think a lot of our drives this year are going to end that way.”

White stopped short of proclaiming the Falcons a dream team, but he clearly believes that the 2011 version of the Falcons will be better than the 2010 version that went 13-3.

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45 Responses to “Roddy White: Falcons’ offense can be great–we’re loaded”
  1. scerpico22 says: Aug 8, 2011 12:09 PM

    very very solid team…one to watch thats for sure

  2. 6ringnationsparksjealousy says: Aug 8, 2011 12:11 PM

    When was the last time the Falcons won a playoff game? Matt Ryan hasn’t proved anything in the post-season. Until he wins a playoff game he is just another QB. 6 rings

  3. 6ringnationsparksjealousy says: Aug 8, 2011 12:12 PM

    When we played Matt Ryan last year not only did he choke, he was throwing up on himself all game. He doesn’t beat great defenses. He runs and hides. lol

  4. charly0418 says: Aug 8, 2011 12:18 PM

    That’s cool and yes, they’re offense will be good. But when they play the Packers and the Saints they’re gonna get torched all day by the slot receiver. Their secondary still sucks

  5. phillycheez says: Aug 8, 2011 12:19 PM

    6ringnationsparksjealousy says:

    Who’s WE? Are you on an NFL roster? Probably not, huh?

    Tool.

  6. tramonisland says: Aug 8, 2011 12:21 PM

    Funny how self proclaiming is becoming an epidemic this year.

    Eagles – “Dream Team”
    Jets – “SB Champs and best defense since ’85 Bears”
    Falcons – “Greatest show on turf”
    Bears – “Best team in NFC”

    Packers – Quietly taking care of business as the defending world champs with a healthy team this year.

  7. footballschedule says: Aug 8, 2011 12:24 PM

    Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither are the Falcons. They played great ball last season, but their 13-3 record was deceptive since the pulled off a few games they shouldn’t have. The team is solid though. Dimitroff has done a great job building this club, and it looks stronger each year. The playoff wins will come as Ryan and crew get more experience. Knocking them for saying they couldn’t beat the Pack when Rodgers was playing the best game of his career is very shortsighted. I guarantee you there isn’t a team in the league that is looking forward to the week they are scheduled to play Atlanta.

  8. melonnhead says: Aug 8, 2011 12:25 PM

    Starting to look like the only team that is not completely full of themselves is the Cowboys.

  9. gulaid26 says: Aug 8, 2011 12:31 PM

    The packers and eagles showed that if you can get ahead on them their offense wasn’t explosive enough to comeback. While they were ranked highly, they were last in big plays and they did their damage on long time-consuming drives. The defense is another issue. For a “defensive” minded coach in Smith, he has never really had a great defense in Jacksonville or Atlanta.

  10. offsideburns says: Aug 8, 2011 12:34 PM

    i think Matt Ryan will have a Superbowl ring soon, real soon.

  11. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 8, 2011 12:34 PM

    That’s my guy, but I wish he would calm down with all this chatter…

  12. capnhowdy says: Aug 8, 2011 12:38 PM

    6ringnationsparksjealousy says:
    Aug 8, 2011 12:11 PM
    When was the last time the Falcons won a playoff game? Matt Ryan hasn’t proved anything in the post-season. Until he wins a playoff game he is just another QB. 6 rings

    ______________________

    This is why so many people don’t respect Pittsburgh fans. It’s impossible to have an actual conversation about football with them, because most of the arguments they make quickly degenerate into “6 rings!”, if (when) they have nothing constructive to add. Nowhere in this article did it say anything about the Steelers, and yet you STILL think you need to come in here and spout off like that. You have zero football knowledge. All you have in an undeserved sense of entitlement because you happen to like a team that was quite successful for a long stretch of the 70’s, and again in recent years. You have nothing to do with their success, so please stop pretending you’re better than everyone else here. Do everyone a favor and go away.

  13. kayotiicdat says: Aug 8, 2011 1:04 PM

    Who are they going to outscore?? Not the Saints and as far as them having a great offense last year LMAO @ that.. They were dead last in explosive plays. Failcants will continue to be sorry, they won’t out score anyone.

  14. chopblocked says: Aug 8, 2011 1:12 PM

    offsideburns says: Aug 8, 2011 12:34 PM

    i think Matt Ryan will have a Superbowl ring soon, real soon.

    ———————–

    He bought Fuzzy Thurston’s at the IRS auction?

  15. capslockkey says: Aug 8, 2011 1:16 PM

    Offense wasn’t the problem Roddy. Giving up 48 points at home to the Packers is a clear indicator of that.

  16. salmen76 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:17 PM

    Dream on Roddy. The Falcons were a 13 and 3 team and lost in their first round of the playoffs to the packers last season. Me being a Saints fan, i laughed my butt off. Ha Ha. The Falcons have never won a SB and never will. Geaux Saints!

  17. jeremyhurst02 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:30 PM

    I’m hoping the Falcons fall flat this season. Mostly because of the 1st rounder they sent to my Brownies.

  18. philly4lyfe says: Aug 8, 2011 1:30 PM

    I think he meant to say all their drives will end in 3 and outs when they play the real dream team with the 3 probowl corners.

  19. boothisman says: Aug 8, 2011 1:33 PM

    capnhowdy says:
    Aug 8, 2011 12:38 PM
    6ringnationsparksjealousy says:
    Aug 8, 2011 12:11 PM
    When was the last time the Falcons won a playoff game? Matt Ryan hasn’t proved anything in the post-season. Until he wins a playoff game he is just another QB. 6 rings

    ______________________

    This is why so many people don’t respect Pittsburgh fans. It’s impossible to have an actual conversation about football with them, because most of the arguments they make quickly degenerate into “6 rings!”, if (when) they have nothing constructive to add. Nowhere in this article did it say anything about the Steelers, and yet you STILL think you need to come in here and spout off like that. You have zero football knowledge. All you have in an undeserved sense of entitlement because you happen to like a team that was quite successful for a long stretch of the 70′s, and again in recent years. You have nothing to do with their success, so please stop pretending you’re better than everyone else here. Do everyone a favor and go away.

    ———————————————-

    Actually he made his point very clear. He just seems to end all of his posts with ‘6 rings’. I’m not sure what part of that you don’t get, but ‘you mad bro!’.

  20. renaissanceman87 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:34 PM

    I remember in 08′ when everyone was saying Matt Ryan would be the next great QB while i was pimping my boy A-Rodgers as the next great QB. 3 years later, Matt Ryan is a and Superbowl MVP.

  21. garyandersonsleftfoot says: Aug 8, 2011 1:40 PM

    @ kayotiicdat – “Who are they going to outscore?? Not the Saints and as far as them having a great offense last year LMAO @ that.. They were dead last in explosive plays. Failcants will continue to be sorry, they won’t out score anyone.”

    So your predicting an 0- 16 season then?

  22. mdd913 says: Aug 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    Falcons are a fraud. I like Ryan but he is pretty much a middle-of-the-road QB. Good game manager but he has never proven that he can put a team on his shoulders.

    That team has no depth which is why they were never a real contender last year. They won’t be this year either. Solid front-line players but that’s not enough anymore.

  23. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 8, 2011 1:58 PM

    They have a really good roster. But in the NFC the Packers will be healthy and better this year and Eagles should be what we all expect them to be and the Falcons are a very vanilla team compared to those two, especially defensively. Matt Ryan has no “edge” to me, in the playoffs he clearly needed more fire in him to keep his teamates battling with him. I predict they have a monster regular season and choke at home in the playoffs.

  24. southcakpanther says: Aug 8, 2011 2:03 PM

    shhhh…. Cam Newton is looking really good. Just our little secret.

  25. dacoach333 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:09 PM

    What about the defense roddy?

  26. discountusabiz says: Aug 8, 2011 2:13 PM

    Matt Ryan lost to Kurt Warner in AZ then they should have won the super bowl over the steelers but because of a lucky catch steelers won ! By the way ATL was killing them until a freeky fumble that will never happen again ! Then ATL lost to the superbowl champs packers who the steelers couldn’t get lucky for a sec.. time by the way should”ve lost to Patton Manning again a lucky play to save them the last year the bus was there !! really you’ll should have only have 4 superbowls the ones Terry Bradshaw won for ya’ll !! the saint I mean the aints come on Seatte ran all over ya’ll on national stage you need a SOS pad to get the stains off your backs !! plus I’m a choker Bret Fare gave ya’ll the NFC championship game ya’ll didn’t win it ! To me that was the worse superbowl champs ever !! So ATL will be very explosive this year with Jones and Rogers added to the mix plus another year experince under there belt ATL will beat the packers this year both times in the reg. season and in the play-offs watch and see !! they lost to 2 hot teams thats not going to happen again !! plus the aints are not even in the picture !!

  27. packattack1967 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:16 PM

    Yes they can, truth is, I dont know how the hell we stopped them

  28. 504in860 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:31 PM

    No, HE’S loaded.

  29. usmutts says: Aug 8, 2011 2:31 PM

    Both the Saints and the Falcons got crushed on their first playoff game last year. Both have added some great players. Matt Ryan is really good. Drew Brees is really, really good. Right now I’ll take Drew going against the Falcons defense over Matt going against the Saints’ defense.

    Problem is, will Matt Ryan turn the corner this year and become Drew Brees?

  30. comeonnowguys says: Aug 8, 2011 2:33 PM

    tramonisland says:

    Packers – Quietly taking care of business as the defending world champs with a healthy team this year.

    Business must mean frantically searching for a masking agent that will pass the new tests?

  31. johngaltwho says: Aug 8, 2011 2:36 PM

    I agree. The Falcons look to be a very solid team this year. I have tickets to see the Packers play em in Atlanta and cant wait. Should be a great game. Go Pack Go.

  32. 504in860 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:50 PM

    usmutts says:
    Aug 8, 2011 2:31 PM
    Both the Saints and the Falcons got crushed on their first playoff game last year.
    ————————————————-

    Saints lost by 5…Falcons lost by 27.

  33. eaglebobby says: Aug 8, 2011 3:00 PM

    We’ll see if they can outscore everyone–they get a real test early–

    @Chicago in their opener–Bears defense can be ferocious at home

    Philly–in the Dome, but Philly has a new look defense–we’ll see what he does against Asomaogh and Samuel–last year he didn’t do squat against Samuel and Patterson

    And then Green Bay, which torched them in the Dome, on Oct 9.

  34. acdc84 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:27 PM

    OK, let’s say ATL had Julio Jones (aka Jesus Christ, apparently) in their loooong 2010 playoff run. Maybe they only lose by 20 to GB at home? Huge improvement!

  35. pilot2011 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:03 PM

    Falcons need big ole piece of humble pie… I swear, when did this organization become full of such turds?

    From their coach, to Roddy, to Mr. Perfect telling you ur trash if you don’t eat whole foods.

  36. mdd913 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:20 PM

    Matt Ryan lost to Kurt Warner in AZ then they should have won the super bowl over the steelers but because of a lucky catch steelers won ! By the way ATL was killing them until a freeky fumble that will never happen again ! Then ATL lost to the superbowl champs packers who the steelers couldn’t get lucky for a sec.. time by the way should”ve lost to Patton Manning again a lucky play to save them the last year the bus was there !! really you’ll should have only have 4 superbowls the ones Terry Bradshaw won for ya’ll !! the saint I mean the aints come on Seatte ran all over ya’ll on national stage you need a SOS pad to get the stains off your backs !! plus I’m a choker Bret Fare gave ya’ll the NFC championship game ya’ll didn’t win it ! To me that was the worse superbowl champs ever !! So ATL will be very explosive this year with Jones and Rogers added to the mix plus another year experince under there belt ATL will beat the packers this year both times in the reg. season and in the play-offs watch and see !! they lost to 2 hot teams thats not going to happen again !! plus the aints are not even in the picture !!
    ————————————————
    LOL at a Falcons fan bashing a team that has won a Superbowl (Saints) much less a team that has won 6 (Steelers). I’m not a fan of either team but at least they have some character/tradition. You guys are the football equivalent of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

  37. kayotiicdat says: Aug 8, 2011 4:29 PM

    @garyandersonsleftfoot

    I can only hope they go 0-16, that would be amazing.. But the Failcants are extremely overrated and they’re defense got TORCHED vs the Packers and they spend an entire draft on a WR? LMAO Makes complete sense, Failcants got lucky they even beat us one time last year. Took a shanked FG for them to win the division. Worst #1 seed of all time.

  38. jfwilloughby says: Aug 8, 2011 5:26 PM

    LOL at a Falcons fan bashing a team that has won a Superbowl (Saints) much less a team that has won 6 (Steelers). I’m not a fan of either team but at least they have some character/tradition. You guys are the football equivalent of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
    ___________________

    Surely you are not taking one fans opinion and holding that over the entire Falcons organization. The Falcons have made it to a Super Bowl, and have had excellent teams in the past. They might not have had the tradition of excellence, but I would say the organization is about as high character as any in the NFL. Because a great wide receiver is hyping his offense suddenly the Falcons boast every where? Why don’t you go look at the Jets and Derrick Mason proclaiming them Super Bowl locks.

    I realize most of the trolling here is Saints fans and that’s fine. The NFC South is stacked and I don’t know who will come out on top. I do know that all of the games should be competitive. Lucky for the Falcons they have a kicker who is pretty clutch and doesn’t have to have the old man of the organization come back and show him how to hit field goals.

  39. dd393 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:19 PM

    Yeah, right. Just ask Tramon Williams.

  40. dd393 says: Aug 8, 2011 7:23 PM

    offsideburns says: Aug 8, 2011 12:34 PM

    i think Matt Ryan will have a Superbowl ring soon, real soon.

    ====================================

    Will he be replacing Matt Flynn as Aaron Rodgers’ backup?

  41. mdd913 says: Aug 9, 2011 1:08 AM

    Lucky for the Falcons they have a kicker who is pretty clutch and doesn’t have to have the old man of the organization come back and show him how to hit field goals.

    ———————————————-

    Yeah good thing they also have a clutch QB who’s proven he can win big games……..oh wait

  42. seenoland54 says: Aug 10, 2011 7:36 AM

    “…play the real dream team with the 3 probowl corners.”
    ——————————————————

    So how are those corners at tackling big backs?

  43. seenoland54 says: Aug 10, 2011 7:41 AM

    Geez, don’t ya just love the Steeler fans bragging on rings won before they were even born?

  44. falctech says: Aug 11, 2011 8:47 PM

    salmen76…

    you want talk about playoff losses…really!?!?!? you sucked Seattle’s 7-9 taint last year. Keep your head down dude until you can get past that display

  45. moneymack26 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:07 PM

    quit taking about matty ice! were was arron rogers 3 years in the league? ohhh yea on the bench, and he come onto a team that was already a playoff team. were was peyton manning 3 years in the league…… not in the playoffs???? what about philip rivers???? had started for one year by his 3rd season… so considuring mat rayn is the winningist 3rd year qb i think it speaks for its self. and ask green bay if he was clutch in week 12 (its hard to play well in the playoffs when your recievers cant get open, your running back cant run, your line isnt blocking, and your defense is playing like a pop warner team) ask the ravens if he’s clutch, ask the niners if he’s clutch, ask tampa bay if he’s clutch, pick a week they got beat both of them. its not lucky if its on a regular basis

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