FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons receiver Roddy White believes the team has a chance to win all 16 of their games.
The Falcons are the league’s only undefeated team at 8-0 and they face only one team with a winning record.
“I’m hoping so,” White said when asked if the Falcons could go undefeated. “I think we have the pedigree to do it.”
White likes the makeup off the team.
“How we are on offense and defense and how we are as a team,” White said. “This locker room is very united right now. Every week, we expect to win. There is not a team that I felt like when we went into a ball game this year that we didn’t feel like we were going to win. I think we can (go undefeated.) We just still have to be consistent, don’t turn over the ball and get turnovers. That’s been the key to winning games all over the league this year. If we can continue to do that, we’ll be just fine.”
White apparently didn’t get the “one game at a time” memo from head coach Mike Smith’s office.
But White usually speaks his mind.
He tackled a few other subjects including his dislike for New Orleans, the rivalry with the Saints and how their fans party at “Club Superdome.”
Here’s some more Roddy unplugged:
ON THE RIVLARY: “I don’t know if it’s a rivalry because they’ve beat us like the last three of four times. You actually have to win for it to be a rivalry and we have not done that the last few times. Hopefully, we can get down there and get us a W this time.”
ON FACING THE SAINTS: “It’s just a special atmosphere when we play these guys. The game is so intense. We want to win. They want to win. They have won the division two out of the last three years. We won it the other year.
For the last couple of years, it’s been us and them down to the wire. I think that’s what it is and the dislike for each other.
“I don’t like nothing about the Saints. The colors. The city. Nothing. But they’ve got some good food though. Other than the food, nothing.”
ON THE SAINTS’ FANS: “At that stadium, it’s just that the people dress up in all kinds of costumes. They come out there partying like it’s a club or something. That’s the other thing I like, their fans really get into the game.”
ON SAINTS WANTING TO STOP THE FALCONS PERFECT SEASON: “This would make their whole entire months of November if they can mess up our record. We know that. You don’t have to get people up for this game in the locker room. We all know what this game is about. We all know that we have to out there and get after it.”
ON TRYING TO KNOCK THE SAINTS FARTHER BACK IN THE PLAYOFF RACE: (A win would give the Falcons a six-game lead with seven games to play.) “Absolutely, they are so good. They are such a good football team. They have some close loses and some games that they should have won. But you never want those guys to sneak in the playoffs. Especially with how explosive they are on offense. They are creating turnovers on defense and getting sacks and stuff. You don’t want them to sneak in and have to deal with those guys later on. If we can go down there and get us a win, we can kind of put them on the outside looking in.”
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