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.