THE BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Roddy White’s wallet is much fatter these days.
Here’s the year-by-year break down of his base salaries: $6,000,000 – 2009: $6,600,000 – 2010; 4,000,000 – 2011; $5,500,000 – 20112; $5,600,000 – 2013 and $5,000,000 – 2014, according to the NFLPA. There’s another $4 million in incentives and $11.3 million in bonuses. That brings the grand total of his six-year contract extension to $48 million.
A note to Roddy, if you see any of the above people coming your way. . . . dude run the other way.
Run like you trying to get away from Baltimore safety Ed Reed.
Run like O.J. use to run through the airport in those old Hertz commercials.
Run like Michael Johnson did in the 400 meters at the Sydney Olympics.
Was forced at gun point — pretty much — to watch this silliness by the Queen. You know, some supposed quality time before the season kicks off. I understand tons of folks like this show.
One of them is claiming she is from Cleveland, but actually is from Shaker Heights I understand. She’s on the show acting all tough, but probably wouldn’t last 10 minutes on E. 123 and Kinsman Ave. while waiting in the snow for the 14 RTA bus.
That’s the ATL equivalent of living in Buckhead and claiming you’re hard because you grew off Bankhead.
One of them was married to a former Falcon and tried to get an absurd amount of his cash in a divorce settlement.
Another one was married to music dude, but when the hits stopped and his pockets were a little lighter, she found a bigger wallet, another former Falcon.
To be on the show you should have a house and be married to be called a Housewife. One of them — who is not pictured above — took the only sane one’s place. She’s about to marry some dude with six kids and four or five baby mommies. And she can’t seem to figure out why everyone is pointing to the red flags.
White will have to beware of the ghetto gold diggers of Atlanta.
HARD KNOCKS — I made a new discovery this week. There’s a little thing on the remote called the DVR. My 11-year-old taught me how to use it. She was upset, because I used to pay her $5 to record the Falcons games for me.
I recorded HBO’s Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. The show had a real Falcons flavor to it.
Reggie Kelly, one of the many tight ends drafted by Dan Reeves, suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon on the show. He was a second round pick in 1999.
Later, we saw former Falcons’ defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer groaning about how “soft” his players were. He was just trying to motivate them.
Former Falcons safety Chris Crocker got some major air time. He locked down Chad Johnson (sorry, can’t go along with all of the silliness even though I follow him on Twitter). Don’t remember Crocker as a coverage guy when he was here, but good for him.
Mike Brown, one of the nicest people you ever want to meet, was pretty clear about coach Marvin Lewis’ needing to get things turned around. Also, got to see old classmate Katie Blackburn (Brown’s daughter) working on Andre Smith’s contract.
FORNEY MAKING A MOVE — Former Falcon Kynan Forney who lost his job to Harvey Dahl last season is closing in on earning a starting job with the San Diego Chargers. He started 89 of 95 games for the Falcons from 2001 to 2007.
Well, got to get to practice and get up to Detroit for the preseason opener.