FLOWERY BRANCH – Back before the Falcons played the Cowboys, Roddy White sat down with Michael “The Playmaker”
Michael Irvin, Hall of Fame playmaker, visited Flowery Branch last week and interviewed White and teammate Julio Jones. Irvin asked White if Atlanta’s duo is better than Cowboys wide receiver tandem Dez Bryant and Miles Austin.
“You serious?” White said, an appropriate response to that question.
Are they better than the Giants’ pair, Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz?
“We are a better group than them,” White said, a less obvious answer to that question. “I’m not taking shots at people. Victor Cruz is a lot more of a slot receiver. The big boys play on the outside.”
White and Julio Jones have combined for more catches and yards than Cruz and Nicks this season.
The two Falcons have 140 catches for 2,137 yards and 12 touchdowns. Cruz and Nicks, who has been slowed by a knee injury, have combined for 126 catches for 1,656 yards and 12 touchdowns.
“I’ve got to go with my guys,” running back Michael Turner said. “I can’t go with anybody else.”
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said, “Come on now, I’m taking my guys any day.”
Jones has 997 yards receiving and needs 3 for first career 1,000-yard season.
In the past 10 games at home, White has 69 catches for 1,075 yards (107.5 per game) and 7 touchdowns to go with seven 100-yard games.
Since 2007, Whie’s 548 receptions are the most in the NFC.
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