He plays his players when he shouldn't.
okay lets review:
Roddy White still isn’t where he wants to be, but will play Sunday
Posted by Josh Alper on September 27, 2013
, 1:53 PM EDT
When Falcons wide receiver Roddy White initially hurt his ankle in August, the Falcons said that he had not suffered the dreaded high ankle sprain that has kept many a player from being in the lineup.
White later admitted that it was that type of injury, although his play on the field through the first three weeks would have made it clear that this is a fairly severe sprain. White has been mostly a decoy through the first three games, playing a reduced number of snaps and seeing a drop in his targets as well.
Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that White said Friday that he still isn’t where he wants to be in his recovery from the injury, but will once again “gut it out” against the Patriots on Sunday night. McClure adds that White also said that he’ll rest up during the team’s bye week, which comes after they host the Jets in Week Five.
White’s limited effectiveness hasn’t appeared to hurt his ability to concern defenses as Julio Jones leads the NFL in receiving yards to this point in the season. Still, it will be a good day for the Falcons offense when White returns to full speed and makes them even more difficult to stop.
After playing 97 percent of snaps, Falcons WR Roddy White still not 100 percent healthy
Posted: 12:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH --- In his quest to become 100 percent healthy from a high right ankle sprain, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White suffered a set back after playing extensively against New England.
He played his most action of the season against New England. He played 74 of 76 (97 percent) of the offensive snaps.
“Yeah, and I learned a very valuable lesson from that
,” White said. “I ain’t where I need to be yet
Asked if he was 100 percent, White said, “I don’t know. I’ll tell you after the bye week.”
White, who's posted six consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, has just 10 catches for 84 yards and no touchdowns this season. He suffered the high ankle sprain against the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 15.
He played 37 of 56 (66 percent) of the offensive snaps against New Orleans. He played 34 of 64 (53 percent) of the snaps against the Rams. He played 47 of 71 (66%) of the snaps against Miami.
“I’ve got to get right,” White said. “The bye week is coming at really, really good time. No vacation. No time off for Roddy. No cruising. No, none of that. I’ll be cruising right here in the training room.”
After the opener, White revealed that he had a high ankle sprain. He thought at the time he would be 100 percent recovered in two to three weeks.
After playing so much against New England, White doesn't believe he's reached 100 percent yet.
#3Oct 8, 2013
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White left in the fourth quarter
of Monday night’s loss to the New York Jets with a hamstring injury and did not return.
White had four catches for 45 yards on the night, which ended in a 30-28 loss on Jets kicker Nick Folk’s last-second field goal.
White has been battling a different kind of leg injury — a high ankle sprain — for much of the season already. That injury has limited his time in practice and tanked his production on the field.
His reception total and total yardage on Monday night were both season-highs. On the season, he has only 10 receptions for 84 yards, and he has caught no touchdown passes."
Posted: 1:08 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who’s been battling through a hamstring injury, has been pretty somber the last couple of times we checked in with him in the locker room.
--White wished he’d sat down for a couple of games
at the beginning of the season with his high right ankle sprain instead
of playing as a decoy. (Receiver Roddy White has been decent in the first half of games, with 11 catches on 13 targets for 108 yards, according to profootballfocus.com. In the second half he has disappeared, with three catches on eight targets for 21 yards.)
look at the dates. Roddy was injured, and chose to play injured, and now he regrets it. And so do I
. We could have had a healthier Roddy, but that would mean Smith would have to grow a pair and sit his a$$, and Roddy, who is no spring chicken, and approaching a contract year would have to use a little common sense.
the defense of the truly indefensible is rapidly approaching Vick-like status. 'Aww, c;mon...Look around...He is not 'that bad'..'. I detest that line of 'thought' because it inevitably leads to mediocrity.
No. Sacred. Cows.