I still believe many of Roddy's antics are to get in the head of his opponents......
You've said that before, but as I've said before, it's not Corey Webster and Ron Bartell that are taking swings at him and drawing personal foul calls, it's Roddy that is making the refs watch him. He's been the most penalized player on the team for the past three seasons. Not to say he's never drawn a penalty before, but he's the main one getting flagged for offensive pass interference. If the goal is to get away with murder, then you have to learn how to be more subtle like Tony, who is drawing just as many if not more flags from opponents than Roddy is because there is a John Stockton-quality to his game. Roddy on the other hand is being Dennis Rodman, and calling way too much attention to himself. And the pay-off simply isn't there.
And I think his lack of "diva-ness" has more to do with the tight ship that Mike Smith & Co. run moreso than any lacking streak in him. Under a lesser coach (Jim Mora), I think he would be out of control.
Is Roddy a good receiver? Yes. Does his production on the field outweigh any negatives he brings there or off it? Yes. But with each year, the gap between those things grows.
At the end of the 2014 season, Roddy's contract will expire. And I don't think he's going to be back. And it may seem that is an easy prediction to make because he'll be 33 years old, and his skills on the decline. But just note that Reggie Wayne just got his 3rd contract from the Colts at age 33, and Steve Smith just got an extension from Carolina and he'll turn 33 in 3 weeks. And if he continues down this path (and what's to stop him?), in 3 years people won't be able to wait to let him walk. Ochocinco was dumped by the Bengals not long after his 33rd birthday. Donald Driver will be 37 when he suits up for the Packers this year.
Roddy will probably play until he's 35 or 36, but it's not gonna be in a Falcon uniform.