Roddy’s World: WR wins award, reality show next?

101024 Atlanta - ONE HANDED CATCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White makes a one handed catch against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones for a 1st down during 2nd quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010.    Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

101024 Atlanta - ONE HANDED CATCH - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White makes a one handed catch against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones for a 1st down during 2nd quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH –  For his electric performance against Cincinnati,  Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was named the NFC offensive player of the week on Wednesday.

White caught 11 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in the 39-32 victory over the Bengals and their reality show star receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens.

White was 10 yards short of breaking the team record of 210 yards that he set last season against San Francisco. The 201 yards was the second-best day in the team’s history. Terance Mathis has a 198-yard game in 1998.

With a league-leading 54 catches for 747 yards, White is on pace to catch 123 passes, which would shatter Mathis’ record of 111, set in 1994. White set the record for most yard receiving in a season with 1,382 in 2008.

On Sunday, White also moved past Alfred Jenkins (360 career catches, 1975-1983) on the team’s all-time receptions list. White now has 369 catches. Mathis is the franchise leader with 573 (1994-2001) followed by Andre Rison’s 423 (1990-’94).

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Lesa

October 27th, 2010
1:58 pm

TAYLOR

October 27th, 2010
1:59 pm

Lesa

October 27th, 2010
2:00 pm

Now that that’s outta the way, it’s about time Roddy won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award. He is very deserving. I hope the Falcons will continue to air it out after the bye week. GO FALCONS!!!

RobbE33

October 27th, 2010
2:19 pm

It goes to shows how hard work and perseverance pays off. Now if Jenkins would fight for the ball like Roddy’s learn to do, well….
I know Roddy likes to fish. Hopefully Matt has a nice boat picked out.

Poppa Falcon

October 27th, 2010
2:21 pm

Sunday afternoons is the ULTIMATE RODDY WHITE REALITY SHOW! No special effects, no camera tricks; just pure RAW TALENT.

Camaro Bob

October 27th, 2010
2:29 pm

N E 1 remeber the fumble Roddy had? It nearly caused thm the win.

falc fan

October 27th, 2010
2:30 pm

Total agreement with Poppa Falcon. Roddy’s ascension from the infamous “drop” in NO to now (and beyond) has been and will be a joy to behold.

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falc fan

October 27th, 2010
2:32 pm

The fumble was just a great football play by Pacman. It wasn’t Roddy being careless with the ball. He was fighting for yards and two defenders were on him. He made up for it nicely with a timely first down catch, a touchdown catch, and an awesome 2 pt conversion catch.

Atljbo

October 27th, 2010
2:32 pm

Roddy has been on fire

Check out the Roddy White highlight video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hSbMsnHPW0

Fish Bisch

October 27th, 2010
2:34 pm

I’m glad Roddy has grown and really developed in a top wide receiver. I had season tickets his first two years in the league, and I would always hold my breath when Vick threw him the ball. Roddy had a problem of dropping balls back then; I’m glad to see his hard work and dedication is becoming evident and paying off.

Crabkilla

October 27th, 2010
2:41 pm

I need to see him do this every week. That means I need to see the offensive line protecting Matt Ryan every week. My fantasy would really appreciate it.

BirdDirty

October 27th, 2010
2:43 pm

nice video Atljbo

WJH

October 27th, 2010
2:44 pm

If this was L.A.or New York it would be Roddy’s 20th time – He’s the best.

Buzz

October 27th, 2010
2:45 pm

Glad to also hear that he was in a strip club the other night!!! Now that’s dedication!!!!

BirdDirty

October 27th, 2010
2:45 pm

What if Vick, Roddy, and the Falcon’s front office were all serious about football back in 2005 and 2006. We can only dream.

Buzz

October 27th, 2010
2:46 pm

VICK SCREWED THE FALCONS….. HE IS A DIRT BAG DOG KILLER!!!!!!

Camaro Bob

October 27th, 2010
2:46 pm

Yeah but he fumbels the ball alot.

Curious

October 27th, 2010
2:52 pm

“CAMARO BOB” You spell and phrase as badly as Joe Tess Fish House. Just a coincidence?

Ross

October 27th, 2010
2:57 pm

DOL how about an injury update?

William

October 27th, 2010
3:04 pm

Roddy White for MVP of the NFL!!!!

You got to love the way this kid plays the game of football!!!

This is the year the Falcons win the Super Bowl!!!

Dr. Warren

October 27th, 2010
3:07 pm

And this is the guy who used to drop every ball that hit him in the hands???? Unbelievable reversal. He should write a book on self-improvement.

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
3:09 pm

Congrats Roddy ! I felt you would be an elite receiver, eventually, from day one.

(Camero Bob = Joe Tess Phish-Breath = SEEN THISB4 = Cheese Steak = Kew = appatl = countless others.)

1911A1

October 27th, 2010
3:10 pm

@Curious, you took the words right out of my mind.

cejay

October 27th, 2010
3:10 pm

Camaro Bob=JoeTessFishHouse
Obivious, give it up man. Nobody can misspell and misuse grammer like you

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
3:12 pm

Except for maybe…………..mo?

hhhmmmmmmmmmmm?

waynester

October 27th, 2010
3:16 pm

Congrats to RWhite! Now, stay healthy on the field and out of trouble off it and the Pro Bowl will come callin’….

mo's gator s'wich ta geaux

October 27th, 2010
3:19 pm

sumun cal mi. yo bein meen ta mi. waer mi buyfrend, seenthatb4.

Camaro Bob

October 27th, 2010
3:20 pm

I dont no who Joe Tess is. I am Camaro Bob. I colect Camaros. Well, I want 2 collect them some day. I only have 1 and it needs a new motor.

mo's gator s'wich ta geaux

October 27th, 2010
3:22 pm

bob, yo ned cum ta mi restrant. mi sho u gud tim.

Fish Bisch

October 27th, 2010
3:27 pm

Only guys with mullets drive camaros.

Mave2124

October 27th, 2010
3:33 pm

Hey D-Led, do you have Locker Room Access and a coach’s PC during the BYE week or do we not get anything from these guys until next month, LOL.

FrontRow

October 27th, 2010
3:41 pm

Great for Roddy. Do that in the Super Bowl and he can write his own ticket to anywhere.

FrontRow

October 27th, 2010
3:42 pm

How about that? A player runs his mouth before the game and goes out and backs it up.

Can’t wait for the “more to come” part.

POLOBOY

October 27th, 2010
3:46 pm

CONGRATS RODDY. NOW CUT THEM DREADS LIKE CHRIS HOUSTON DID WHEN HE WENT TO DETROIT. A NEW IDENTITY AND A NEW BEGINNING.. GO FALCONS

ymmotretsof

October 27th, 2010
3:47 pm

Roddy White was a victim of Mike Vick. Most of the balls he threw were to high to low or to hard for anyone to catch.As soon as Vick left White became a probowl receiver,his first probowl coming in a year he had to catch from about 3 QBs.Vick almost ruined his career,as well as jenkins while he was at it.

POLOBOY

October 27th, 2010
3:47 pm

ITS OUR TIME ATLANTA. WE WILL BE IN DALLAS FEB 7TH.

tim

October 27th, 2010
3:47 pm

What’s the big deal? Isn’t that what he’s supposed to do…..catch passes??

Reality show next?…do you think it would show him smokin pot with his thug friends?

Ueeediot

October 27th, 2010
3:49 pm

Hey Camaro, did you see the 2 (count on both hands if necessary) TD catches that Roddy made….almost won the game on his own. Oh and dont forget the 2pt conversion that sealed the game.

Ueeediot

October 27th, 2010
3:50 pm

and Vick didnt ruin anyone’s career except his own. By Roddy’s own admission, he was not putting in the work or the time.

Ueeediot

October 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

Tim, its not ok for people to smoke pot, but you can drink all the alcohol you want?
Hello kettle, pot here (hahahaha)

DrJ

October 27th, 2010
3:52 pm

Good for Roddy! Can he handle all this adulation?

Fish Bisch

October 27th, 2010
3:53 pm

How come there’s no picture of Jason Snelling this time?

Falcons chic

October 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

Deserved. What about HDTV’s community work. That’s pretty nice too. Jenks had a great week last week. Not seeing a lot of downsides on the offense.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

October 27th, 2010
4:42 pm

Ross — We won’t get an “official” injury update over the bye week. But here are the five guys who were working out with the trainers today — Dunta Robinson (concussion/knee), Sean Weatherspoon (knee), Ovie Mughelli (hamstring), Thomas DeCoud (head) and Antone Smith (shoulder).

D. Orlando Ledbetter

October 27th, 2010
4:43 pm

Fish — In that picture, Roddy was picking up Jason Snelling. He was carrying the team so to speak.

Camaro Bob

October 27th, 2010
4:46 pm

N E 1 else worryd that Witherspoon is so injruy prone? He is begging 2 look like a bust.

Falcon Jim

October 27th, 2010
4:49 pm

Only you Bob…….er, Joe………..er, Bob………er,Joe………er, Bob………….er, Joe

Oh, forget it.

tim

October 27th, 2010
4:51 pm

To poster U idiot……I don’t drink.

And I remember the drop that White had when he LOST a game for the Falcons. He must of been smokin with his thug friends.

DJ Sniper

October 27th, 2010
4:55 pm

Just a few years ago, I was one of the fans that was calling for Roddy White to be benched or cut altogether. How ironic is it that out of everything that went wrong in 2007, he was the one bright spot? He admitted that he wasn’t putting in the necessary work, so he did what he had to do, and now he’s in the top tier of WR’s in the league.

Prior to the start of the season, there were people saying that he wasn’t a true #1. That is definitely not the case now. I’m sure that teams will really be looking to double team him going forward. That should open up many more opportunities for Michael Jenkins, Harry Douglas, and Tony Gonzalez.