Roddy White hopes to see man coverage today


It seems Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has found something else to like about New Orleans.

White said earlier this week that he only liked the food in the city the Falcons will be visiting on Sunday, but that might not be entirely accurate. He also liked seeing the Saints play a lot of man coverage against the Eagles last week and hopes that the Saints have a similar defensive game plan in place as they try to hand Atlanta their first loss of the season.

“We just got to go out there and hope that we get that same coverage that they was giving Philly,” White said, via “I was watching the Philadelphia film and I’m like, ‘Wow!’ These guys sit out here and play man-to-man coverage all day, oh man we’re going to have a field day.”

The Saints defense had its best day of the season against the Eagles, allowing just 13 points in a 28-13 win that lifted the team to a 3-5 record on the year. They did allow 447 yards, though, which isn’t too far off their NFL-worst season average of 471.2 yards per game. That’s almost 100 yards more than the Falcons gain on average, which should bode well for the Atlanta offense on Sunday if they continue to avoid turnovers the way they have all season.