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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.”

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63 Responses to “Roddy White not happy at No. 65 in NFL’s Top 100 players”
  1. myrek2008 says: May 17, 2012 11:23 AM

    Hold on Rody …. Hold on …. I might have a solution for you…..

    PLAY BETTER!!!!!

  2. mjbulls45 says: May 17, 2012 11:23 AM

    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

  3. eaglesnoles05 says: May 17, 2012 11:24 AM

    Drop less passes and don’t be the 2nd best wr on your team, then.

  4. hus10188 says: May 17, 2012 11:27 AM

    Hakeem Nicks > Roddy White

  5. gregm5s7 says: May 17, 2012 11:27 AM

    Good on Roddy to recognize the flaws and try to improve. Plus Julio is nippin’ at the heels

  6. buckhuckster says: May 17, 2012 11:28 AM

    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.”

  7. trefkennedy says: May 17, 2012 11:29 AM

    Miles Austin>>Roddy White

  8. jredshoes says: May 17, 2012 11:29 AM

    Imagine how unhappy 66-100 are that they’re worse than Roddy?

  9. packerjer says: May 17, 2012 11:30 AM

    He was overrated on the list last year.

  10. cali49er707 says: May 17, 2012 11:31 AM

    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???

  11. gregm5s7 says: May 17, 2012 11:31 AM

    I just took another look at the other players… Nnamdi dropped from 18 to…79.

  12. bearsnoah says: May 17, 2012 11:35 AM

    Betty White>>Roddy White

  13. daknight93 says: May 17, 2012 11:35 AM

    overrated diva receiver=Roddy “butterfingers” White

  14. rockthered1286 says: May 17, 2012 11:36 AM

    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.

  15. CKL says: May 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    Soooooo to summarize…his stats declined, he has a lot of drops…but he mad, bro.

  16. middletestament says: May 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    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.

  17. geauxmez says: May 17, 2012 11:47 AM

    catch a pass without pushing off a DB… how did you place higher than sproles?

  18. brenenostler says: May 17, 2012 11:48 AM

    65 is pretty generous for all the drops he had

  19. reed20ravens says: May 17, 2012 11:49 AM

    Roddy White, win a playoff game.

  20. whoisthatteam says: May 17, 2012 11:55 AM

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

  21. olcap says: May 17, 2012 11:58 AM

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

    Correct.

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

  22. 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.

  23. dogluverssuck says: May 17, 2012 11:59 AM

    Well when you have a weak armed choke of a qb then you can’t expect to be elite.

  24. ceschatz says: May 17, 2012 12:00 PM

    Roddy,
    I had you on my fantasy team….65 was generous

  25. jimiinpa says: May 17, 2012 12:06 PM

    want to fix it? PLAY BETTER

  26. pack15forever says: May 17, 2012 12:07 PM

    Roddy White is overrated to begin with. He is full of himself. He was rated ahead of Jordie Nelson which is a joke.

  27. rr2000k says: May 17, 2012 12:10 PM

    Boo friggin ho.

  28. bbgraf08 says: May 17, 2012 12:13 PM

    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.

  29. karlpk says: May 17, 2012 12:14 PM

    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.

  30. howardforvezina says: May 17, 2012 12:17 PM

    Megatron>R. White

  31. cowartsh says: May 17, 2012 12:20 PM

    The stupidity of the commenters here never ceases to amaze me.

  32. lolb23 says: May 17, 2012 12:22 PM

    Cue the jealous Falcon haters
    _________________________

    Jealous of what? Your red and black color scheme?

  33. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 17, 2012 12:23 PM

    Dropping the ball more than anyone, after your QB already FORCEFEEDS you the ball all season, leading to bloated numbers? Dude stop it.

  34. redstar504 says: May 17, 2012 12:25 PM

    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.

  35. patsfanvt says: May 17, 2012 12:28 PM

    how dumb is this list

  36. jjackwagon says: May 17, 2012 12:39 PM

    “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?

  37. dogluverssuck says: May 17, 2012 12:44 PM

    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.

  38. shotgunnaz says: May 17, 2012 12:44 PM

    “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

  39. chiefsfan88 says: May 17, 2012 12:45 PM

    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

  40. 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.

  41. schmitty2 says: May 17, 2012 12:55 PM

    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!

  42. august589 says: May 17, 2012 12:59 PM

    Roddy White needs to stop taking himself so seriously. Then he wouldn’t be worried about where he is on the list of the top 100.

  43. londonfletcher says: May 17, 2012 1:01 PM

    my grandma > Roddy White

  44. zidanevalor says: May 17, 2012 1:06 PM

    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.

  45. zack2482 says: May 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    Tony Romo>White

  46. naanunaanu says: May 17, 2012 1:10 PM

    no one is buying in to the Over Rated Falcons any more.

  47. thatmulekicks says: May 17, 2012 1:12 PM

    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.

  48. CKL says: May 17, 2012 1:15 PM

    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.

  49. squared80 says: May 17, 2012 1:16 PM

    WHAAAAAAAAHH!!! WHAH… WHAH…. WHAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

    Quit crying. You’re not even going to be on the list next year, baby.

  50. gcsuk says: May 17, 2012 1:46 PM

    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.

  51. counterfeit384 says: May 17, 2012 1:57 PM

    Steve Smith (panthers) >>>> Roddy White

  52. davidjcu says: May 17, 2012 1:58 PM

    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.

  53. bensstinkyfingers says: May 17, 2012 2:02 PM

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

  54. thacloser86 says: May 17, 2012 2:12 PM

    I wouldnt of even put you in the top 100

  55. 11jlacy says: May 17, 2012 2:31 PM

    Roddy your really a crybaby

  56. devinmr711 says: May 17, 2012 2:31 PM

    Leonard Hankerson > Roddy White

  57. realitypolice says: May 17, 2012 2:33 PM

    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.

  58. matthewcarlson1 says: May 17, 2012 2:44 PM

    that list is a joke anyway… john kuhn made the list? no way is he in the top100

  59. tdk24 says: May 17, 2012 3:09 PM

    Just think how good he could be if he had a Qb that was cool under pressure!

  60. threedeep1998 says: May 17, 2012 4:09 PM

    You still ball Roddy. Shame a guy like Harvin won’t be on the list.

  61. cpo187 says: May 17, 2012 4:57 PM

    You’re not even the best WR on your team anymore Roddy.

  62. trefkennedy says: May 17, 2012 5:26 PM

    Dallas Cowboys>>Atlanta Falcons

  63. seenoland54 says: May 22, 2012 8:33 PM

    65…is that one for each drop?

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