Roddy White goes on a rant about Saints, New Orleans




FLOWERY BRANCH — The Big Easy is not Falcons wide receiver Roddy White’s favorite city.

“I don’t like nothing about the Saints,” White said. “The colors. The city. Nothing. But they’ve got some good food, though. Other than the food, nothing.”

He’s tweeted about New Orleans negatively in the past and later apologized.

He also dislikes New Orleans in part because the Falcons are 2-5 on his visits to play the Saints, and he knows the team’s archrivals would love to knock off the undefeated Falcons (8-0) when they play at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“This would make their whole entire month of November if they can mess up our record,” White said. “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 go out there and get after it.”

The Falcons’ previous visit didn’t end so well. The Saints routed the Falcons 45-16 on Dec. 26 and left quarterback Drew Brees in the game in the fourth quarter so that he could surpass Dan Marino for the record for most yards passing in a single season.

(White has been a hit with the national media this week!)

“It wasn’t our intent to run the score up,” Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said. “It was our intent to get the record out of the way so that we could move on to new business, but I think (Falcons coach) Mike (Smith) knows (suspended Saints coach) Sean (Payton) well enough and Sean knows Mike well enough that that’s not what we are in the business of, embarrassing people and running scores up. That’s not what we do.”

But that’s what they did. They ran up the score and got the record.

Now, the Falcons are riding high and the Saints, who have had to endure a rough season in the wake of being found by the NFL to have an organized pay-for-play bounty system, are 3-5 with their playoff hopes on life support at the midway point of the season.

“The Saints are a team that we really want to beat,” running back Michael Turner said.

While the Falcons hold the overall regular-season lead in the series 45-40, the Saints have dominated the series lately. They’ve won the past three, six of the past seven and 10 of the past 12.

The Falcons most recently won both of the regular-season NFC South meetings in 2005.

“I don’t know if it’s a rivalry because they’ve beat us like the last three of four times,” White said. “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.”

The battles have been close, last season’s blowout notwithstanding. Of the other seven games under Smith, two have gone to overtime and six have been decided by one score.

“They have won the division two out of the last three years,” White said. “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.”

The Falcons like playing in the Superdome and are entertained by the Saints’ fans.

“At that stadium, it’s just that the people dress up in all kinds of costumes,” White said. “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.”

Turner has a memorable costume.

“I just remember the nuns coming out with the beads and stuff,” Turner said. “But I don’t think those were really nuns.”

The Saints lost their first four games, but seem to have found their way. They’ve won three of their past four and were impressive in a 28-13 win over the Eagles this week on “Monday Night Football.”

They blitzed Eagles quarterback Michael Vick relentlessly and sacked him seven times.

“It’s a whole different ballgame,” Vitt said when asked if they planned to blitz as much against the Falcons. “We had to close down the edges against Michael Vick. Really, Matt is more of a pocket-type passer.”

The Saints will take some chances, but Ryan has been spectacular against the blitz.

“He’s smart and he’s accurate,” Vitt said. “He’s really blossomed under (offensive coordinator) Dirk Koetter and this offense. He knows where he wants to go with the ball. … We’re not only going to have to have a good rush to disrupt his rhythm, but we’re going to have to have the best coverage that we’ve had all year long.”

The Falcons expect a stiff challenge. They’d like to go to 9-0 and open a six-game lead in the division over the Saints with seven games to play.

“You don’t want them to sneak in and have to deal with those guys later on,” White said. “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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59 comments Add your comment

Joseph A. Bank

November 10th, 2012
9:32 am

Joseph A. Bank

November 10th, 2012
9:35 am

Thanks for the locker room motivation Roddy. You better bring it!! Oh, dont forget my buy one and get two free sale.

Singletary

November 10th, 2012
9:45 am

They always call him TweetyBird. But hey, he’s been playing lights out. Best evidence: last catch against CAR.

Joseph A. Bank

November 10th, 2012
9:56 am

Roddy better have a food taster from now on when he visits NOLA.

4BsihTneeS

November 10th, 2012
9:59 am

Hey Rodent White: When was the last time the Black and Gold lost any game in the month of November? Go ahead Ratty White, find out. You’re going to lose tomorrow, deal with it.

G EAUX SAINT S !!!!

Singletary

November 10th, 2012
10:06 am

Just saw the Roddy video re Thomas DeCoud. I could not tell if the shower water was still running on the Rise Up clip, but the on air totally missed it. IF, the shower water is off, and DeCoud is just dancing around lathering up, that IS how Europeans shower: wet the body, soap, rinse off. (Of course, they use lower phosphate soaps than we do.) It does save water.

David

November 10th, 2012
10:07 am

Enter your comments here

David

November 10th, 2012
10:09 am

Rise Up Falcons ! and Fall Down Aint’s.

Adogg36

November 10th, 2012
10:19 am

Dat n—- better bring dat A Game for sure!!!! We gone need it.I told my neice I feel we gone lose against NO n NYG.I said dat since da begining of da season.yall no dey got our #.But we gone still be ok.But Go Birds!!!!

Doge Carithers

November 10th, 2012
10:20 am

Falcon QB Matt Ryan must use the whole field and all of his receivers-use up the clock and throw under the defense-they got to put pressure on Brees don’t give him a lot of time to find receivers-If they play a smart all around game they will win.

Just win bay just win

Roger

November 10th, 2012
10:30 am

Its Funny to hear fans of NOLA talking like their franchise has some kind of elite history.
A look at results shows different.
2011 13 3
2010 11 5
2009 13 3
2008 8 8
2007 7 9
2006 10 6
2005 3 13
2004 8 8
2003 8 8
2002 9 7
2001 7 9
2000 10 6
1999 3 13
1998 6 10
1997 6 10
1996 3 13
1995 7 9
1994 7 9
1993 8 8
1992 12 4
1991 11 5
1990 8 8
1989 9 7
1988 10 6
1987 12 3
1986 7 9
1985 5 11
1984 7 9
1983 8 8
1982 4 5
1981 4 12
1980 1 15
1979 8 8
1978 7 9
1977 3 11
1976 4 10
1975 2 12
1974 5 9
1973 5 9
1972 2 11
1971 4 8
1970 2 11
1969 5 9
1968 4 9
1967 3 11

DePlane

November 10th, 2012
10:33 am

I wouldn’t call that a rant. I’d call it “we know what we have to do”.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

November 10th, 2012
11:15 am

@ ROGER….great research. Kind of tells the “real story”.

1eyedJack

November 10th, 2012
11:30 am

Hey Roger, which one of those games in the 70’s did the Falcoon’s lay 60 on the Ain’ts? 1970?

just sayin'

November 10th, 2012
11:38 am

yup, you could call this record elite…..NOT…and how many playoff wins in the last 4 years?…NONE

1966 3 11
1967 1 12 1
1968 2 12 0
1969 6 8 0
1970 4 8 2
1971 7 6 1
1972 7 7 0
1973 9 5 0
1974 3 11 0
1975 4 10 0
1976 4 10 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 9 7 0
1979 6 10 0
1980 12 4 0
1981 7 9 0
1982 5 4 0
1983 7 9 0
1984 4 12 0
1985 4 12 0
1986 7 8 1
1987 3 12 0
1988 5 11 0
1989 3 13 0
1990 5 11 0
1991 10 6 0
1992 6 10 0
1993 6 10 0
1994 7 9 0
1995 9 7 0
1996 3 13 0
1997 7 9 0
1998 14 2 0
1999 5 11 0
2000 4 12 0
2001 7 9 0
2002 9 6 1
2003 5 11 0
2004 11 5 0
2005 8 8 0
2006 7 9 0
2007 4 12 0
2008 11 5 0
2009 9 7 0
2010 13 3 0
2011 10 6

hiramsaint

November 10th, 2012
11:42 am

hey jack -what year was it the failclown offence couldn’t score a single point in a playoff game …2012?

phil

November 10th, 2012
11:47 am

We better be ready….

These guys are primed to kick our butts.

just sayin'

November 10th, 2012
11:52 am

the beatdown was 1973….and this fanbase complains about the score from last year…that’s why this team, and its fans, get no respect outside of atlanta…may sometimes be ’solid’…but never great…

Playoff Wins

November 10th, 2012
12:05 pm

Roddy just misses his favorite quarterback.

Brian Hunt

November 10th, 2012
12:28 pm

I’m still fond of 1991, when the Falcons went to NO and kicked their butts in the playoffs.

hiramtaint

November 10th, 2012
12:32 pm

slow drip

November 10th, 2012
12:42 pm

The taints fans are the most obnoxious imbeciles, second only to philthy.

And, as good as Slees is, he would never have broken Marino’s record if the playing field were leveled. Marino would’ve finished a season with another 2500 yards with the rules in place now – a flag is thrown if anyone even breathes on a receiver! It was much tougher in Marino’s era. Plus, he never had a running game to lean on. Only one season with a thousand-yard rusher in the backfield, if memory serves.
Having said that, it was still a shameful loss last December.

slow drip

November 10th, 2012
12:44 pm

OH yeah…where was Roddy’s “rant,” by the way? LAME headline. What these people will do for clicks!! Truth in reporting be damned.

hiramsaint

November 10th, 2012
12:57 pm

i se brian is an ancient history buff

hiramsaint

November 10th, 2012
12:58 pm

roddy says he likes the food but all he ever eats there is fried chicken and watermelon

hiramsaint

November 10th, 2012
1:02 pm

@ slow drip–if if if if if….a bullfrog had wings , he wouldn’t have to bump his butt on the ground. i say IF the failclowns d was worth a flip they could have stopped him but it is what it is so go to a doctor and you can get your name fixed with so antibiotics !

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 10th, 2012
1:13 pm

hiramsaint – What do you have against Fried Chicken and Watermelon?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 10th, 2012
1:15 pm

slow drip – Demanding! He said he doesn’t like the city. That’s a rant. He doesn’t like their colors. That’s a rant. He doesn’t have curse to make it a rant. Truth in ranting.

Esquire

November 10th, 2012
1:52 pm

hiramtaint

November 10th, 2012
12:32 pm

http://m.youtube.com/wach?v=jBHk9rc4c
**********************************************************
Careful, could be a virus. The stench I smell from Hiram says it’s rotten.

Mike Franklin

November 10th, 2012
1:52 pm

I love Roddy but the trash talk does nothing but fire up an opponent. he needs to learn to put his brain in gear before putting that mouth in motion.

hiramsaint

November 10th, 2012
2:22 pm

dol- nothing is wrong with it but that can be found anywhere- try the shrimp poboy or gator bites and this weekend , broiled falcon will be everywhere !

Whadda Ya Know?

November 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

Roger, half of these new Aints fans are 80s/90s children. They think the Aints are a dynasty. Hey ya little bag heads learn the history of your team.

Esquire

November 10th, 2012
2:44 pm

Rant: to speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way;

DLed, you of course are welcome to call it whatever you want but we are just going to have to disagree, nothing about this is a rant. Heck, I have heard worse on Sunday from my Brethren in the Pulpit……..!! (and that was about New Orleans!)

Just because Jim Galloway says the Falcons said they are moving to LA does not make it true. No difference here……..it’s not a rant …….!!!

ShaneOmac

November 10th, 2012
3:12 pm

Hiramsaint: Watch that fried chicken and watermelon stuff….dont let your confederate flag show you racist. This is just football and you’re crossing the line

RonG_DieHeartFalconsFan

November 10th, 2012
5:28 pm

WE NEED RODDY WHITE TO TALK TRASH ABOUT THE AINT’S. I MEAN TRUE FALCON FANS UNDERSTAND HIS COMMENTS AND IF YOU THINK THE AINT’S GONE TO UPSET US THEN YOUR CRAZY BECAUSE YOUR NOT A BELIEVER IN THIS FALCONS TEAM.. WE’VE GOTTEN MUCH BETTER IN THE PASS, OUR D# HASN’T LOOKED THIS GOOD SINCE “DEION” IM TALKING SECONDARY NOW, AND ON TOP THAT WE’RE STILL DANGEROUS IN THE RUN GAME. WITH MATTY ICE MVP LIKE SEASON N NUMBERS HELL IM ALL IN WITH THIS FALCONS TEAM BECAUSE THERE DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL THAT PEOPLE DIDN’T SEE COMING.. IN ADDITION, WE’RE STILL THE UNDERDOG AGAINST A TEAM WITH A 3-5 RECORD. AFTER WE’VE BEATEN SOME TOUGH TEAMS THIS SEASON.. MY #LET’SGETTOTHESUPERBOWL

Jackson Hewitt

November 10th, 2012
5:44 pm

Roddy White is irrelevant outside of the 285 perimeter!

hit a single

November 10th, 2012
6:10 pm

Who care what Roddy White says? He is an immature player that has to draw attention to himself. He could care less about TEAM.

hiramsaint

November 10th, 2012
6:12 pm

@ shaneomac- the flag doesn’t have to show me as a racist and whats a punk like you gonnas do about it anyway-now shine my shoes !

Okay Now

November 10th, 2012
6:22 pm

Roddy White ALWAYS speaks his mind. Thats why I love him. You are not going to censor him

Rise up # 9

November 10th, 2012
7:03 pm

8-0 Falcons win this one.

Mora less Petrino

November 10th, 2012
7:41 pm

9/16/73, Falcons 62-7 over the team that has a flower on their helmets. Look for the Birds to win by 30 to 50 something points.
The Falcons did not score in the first quarter of that game in 1973. 62 points in three quarters. Must be an NFL record.

meme

November 10th, 2012
10:06 pm

hiramtaint sounds funny but hes both, nuts and a a$$hole & dont get me started 4B B4 hes already doin circles in the toilet known as new orleans

KC Falcon

November 10th, 2012
10:22 pm

Of course Hiram and Just Sayin’ have the signiture stink of Choke. We are not fooled.

Still acting like a baby since 2008, as a Falcon turncoat.

meme

November 10th, 2012
10:26 pm

dol i see your doin circles too haha

Choke On My Grits

November 11th, 2012
12:12 am

@4BsihTneeS ….Your head coach don’t have a crystal ball but you do….hum !

ohhhhYEAH

November 11th, 2012
1:08 am

Wasnt their intent to run up the score? After their next to last scoring drive, the one before he set the record, dont you think they could have just waited the next week? Surely if he broke the record on the very next drive they could have easily done it the next week. Nope, they meant to do it, and they meant to make us look bad. It was all on purpose, and it was an intentional disrespect to Atlanta on national television. I dont believe for a second it was unintended.

SCFalcon

November 11th, 2012
6:52 am

I watched that game back in 73. What a beat down. 62 points in an era of run the ball first. As I remember the Falcons got clocked by the Rams the next week.

I have been a fan ever since.

I just hope Atlanta forgets the hype and plays good ball today.

8-1 and has never won a SB? Cue Jeopardy music

November 11th, 2012
8:23 am

Alex, that would be the Atlanta FAILCANTS….

meme

November 11th, 2012
8:53 am

hiramtaint B4 & the loser Jackson, turds of a feather get flushed together !!

meme

November 11th, 2012
8:57 am

round an round ya go where you stop everybody knows NEW ORLEANS