FalcFans Podcast – Ep. 154 “Above and Beyond: The Roddy White Story”

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Allen and I are joined by The Falcoholic’s Jeanna Thomas to pay tribute to 11-year veteran Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who was unceremoniously cut by the Falcons last week.

The three of us discuss the emotions and opinions we felt when discovering that White was no long as a Falcon and reminisce over White’s contributions to the team over the years including:

  • How Roddy was one of the brightest spots on the team during the disastrous 2007 season
  • His contributions to the development and successful transition of Matt Ryan during 2008
  • How 2010 was his most dominant season and his place among the top receivers in the NFL then
  • His resiliency and lack of ego in taking Julio Jones under his wing in 2011
  • Jeanna discusses her first training-camp interaction from back in 2011 and how “star struck” she was
  • Some of his most memorable moments over the past 11 years
  • Where Roddy will wind up and what role is best suited for the remainder of his NFL career

At the 47-minute mark, Jeanna also discusses her wish list on what positions and areas of need she hopes the Falcons address in free agency. Then at 58:42, she gives her thoughts on some of the team’s recent Combine-related embarrassment. Then (at 1:03:40) she shares her insights into the circumstances surrounding why Roddy was “cut via text message.”

Above and Beyond: The Roddy White Story [Download]

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Allen covers the Falcons for The Falcoholic. His twitter handle is: @Allen_Strk.

Jeanna covers the Falcons for The Falcoholic and can be found on twitter: @Jeannathomas

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Roddy Highlights:

Roddy’s big catch against the Saints in Week 1 2014

Roddy nabs another big play against the Saints in 2012

Roddy White talks trash to William Moore during Hard Knocks 2014

Roddy beats Richard Sherman during 2013 playoffs

Roddy’s game-winning pushoff catch against the Ravens in 2010

Roddy’s big catch against the 49ers in 2013

Roddy’s big catch near the end of the Panthers game in 2012

Roddy strips Nate Clements in 2010 to prevent a game-sealing turnover

Roddy’s 90-yard touchdown against the 49ers in 2009

About the Author

Aaron Freeman
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