Roddy White not happy at No. 65 in NFL’s Top 100 players

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In NFL Network’s annual ranking of the Top 100 players in the league, as voted on by a poll of active players, Falcons receiver Roddy White has dropped from No. 24 to No. 65. He’s not happy about that.

White said on NFL Network Wednesday night that he is glad his fellow players still consider him one of the 100 best of his peers, but he isn’t happy that he dropped so far.

“I’m just happy to be on this list, but not where I’m at,” White said. “I’m not happy with where I’m at on the list. I am happy to be on the list.”

White put up good numbers in 2011, although he did decline slightly from 2010: He had 100 catches for 1,296 yards and eight touchdowns last year after having 115 catches for 1,389 yards and 10 touchdowns the year before. White also saw that slight decline come in a season when passing numbers were up across the board: White fell from first in the league in catches and second in receiving yards in 2010 to second in catches and eighth in yards in 2011.

However, White said he thinks the reason for his drop on the Top 100 is less about his numbers than about the fact that he dropped too many balls.

“Probably the dropped passes,” White said. “I led the league in drops, which is unacceptable. I’ve to go out there and I have to play better, I have to hold onto the ball.”

63 responses to “Roddy White not happy at No. 65 in NFL’s Top 100 players

  1. i can see jerry rice complaining about his ranking back in the day too…

    not really,

    whats more important a stupid list that changes year to year and is opinion based,

    or RINGS

  2. I can’t wait to see how he reacts when Julio Jones makes the list in the following years and gets ranked higher than White.

    “Matt Ryan doesn’t give me the ball, which is unacceptable. He’s got to throw me the ball.”

  3. well he should go out their on game day and go do something about it, besides his fellow players made the vote so what else is their left to say???

  4. In my opinion it’s not so much his drop in productivity, it’s the emergence of other players having break out seasons last year and the passing game blowing up all over the league. If you’re not improving you’re getting worse.

  5. White says he wants to show better form and get to where he was in 2010. And, he owns his drops. This is not diva-ish behavior.

  6. Matty “noodle arm” Ryan throwing to Roddy “butterfingers” White. This may help explain the 2 points scored in their playoff game.

  7. “I led the league in drops, which is unacceptable.”
    —————–

    Correct.

    Considering this, why are you even in the top 100 at all there, Roddy?

  8. Cue the jealous Falcon haters. Talk trash all you want. At least we actually make the playoffs. Winning ‘games’ is just the next order of business.

  9. Why are people ripping Roddy for this? He’s not really complaining, he’s acknowledging that he didn’t play to the level he would like to, and that he wants to play better.

    He’s a professional. He should want to be the best player in football.

  10. Why pick on Roddy? He’s averaged 1280 yds. per season for the last 5, so that’s a pretty good receiver.

    That said, he’s a fool for caring about that list. I can’t think of anything more arbitrary than trying to order the top play-makers in the NFL. If you have to do it, makes more sense to divide the list into 2 sets of 50, offense and defense. The bonus for Roddy is that he’d be top 20 for sure! Which would also be a great comfort to all those other fragile egos out there that are feeling slighted by this stupid, stupid list.

  11. Coming from NOLA I can’t stand Roddy “shove off” White but I do respect his game. I love watching Jabari Greer and Roddy White stright up go to war with each other two plus times a season.

    White is a big powerful reciever he fell off a little last season but so did the whole Falcons team, I know they will be back this season.

    I can’t wait to beat them two times even with no Coach Payton.

  12. “I’m just happy to be on this list, but not where I’m at,” White said. “I’m not happy with where I’m at on the list. I am happy to be on the list.”

    Uhhhh….What?

    Your happy to be on the list but your not happy where you are on the list. So doesn’t that mean your not happy with the list.

    SO are you happy with the list or not?

  13. I just want to know if Mike Smith & Matt Ryan are so good for Atlanta, why has it been 8 plus seasons since the last playoff win?

    I mean Jim Mora & Vick in their 1st season together went to the Championship Game, and it is now year 5 of Smith & Ryan and they got shut out last season.

  14. “I’m just happy to be on the list”, “but I’m not happy where I am on the list”

    That makes no sense, if you were just happy to be on the list, then you would be satisfied with 99 or 100. He must mean he is just happy to be on the list with all those dropped balls. Thanks Roddy

  15. People can’t read he said he’s not happy where he’s at and he knows its because he dropped balls even though have of you have said that and acted like you’re the one that came up with it he’s mad at himself for playing bad and is saying he wants to do better and wants to prove he’s better

  16. dzor22 says:May 17, 2012 11:58 AM

    Cue the jealous Falcon haters. Talk trash all you want. At least we actually make the playoffs. Winning ‘games’ is just the next order of business.

    So basically your excited that your team plays exactly 1 more game then teams that didn’t make the playoffs and proceeds to scores exactly 2 points? What a Homer!

  17. It’s a good thing Roddy didn’t see Pro Football Focus’s Top-101 list since he didn’t even make that list for 2011.

    Not saying whether he should or shouldn’t have, just saying he didn’t make the list. Don’t shoot the messenger.

  18. From a purely results-based point of view I had him in my football pool. 16 teams and slim pickings and I picked him in the third round.

    I took him too high.

    Nobody drops more (since T.O. left the NFL) than this guy and outside of a few games, was the Falcons 2nd best WR.

    I am certain that Matt Ryan looked him off in a number of games that I watched as he had almost no confidence in him.

  19. raiderlyfe510 says:
    May 17, 2012 12:53 PM
    Who takes it seriously. I stopped watching that last year when D McFadden was ranked 98 and T.O. Was ranked 91. Owens wasn’t even in the NFL.
    ______________________________
    Agreed. I stopped when McNabb was on the list last year and not Eli Manning. And I’m a PATS fan for gods sake. This year looks just as ludicrous so far with Flacco ahead of Romo.

  20. dzor22 says: May 17, 2012 11:58 AM

    Cue the jealous Falcon haters. Talk trash all you want. At least we actually make the playoffs. Winning ‘games’ is just the next order of business.
    ———————————————————————-

    24-2. Nobody is jealous of being embarrassed like that.

  21. He was more upset that Julio didn’t make the top 100 than he did. He made a valid point that Mike Williams made it last year, and some how Julio missed the cut this year. I am more baffled of how CJ2K made the list.

  22. No Ego there Roddy. It’s a list! Why not focus on catching passes and not what other people think DIVA girl.

  23. I love the way so many people jump on here criticizing him for whining about his position on the list.

    HELLO? Did you read the article or just the headline? He clearly takes responsibility for his lower position, and states that he knows he needs to get better.

    There are so many posters on here who simply hate pro athletes. They can’t wait to get on here and personally attack athletes whether they deserve it or not.

    Pretty pathetic.

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