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Why is Roddy White so good all of a sudden?

....well not quite all of a sudden.

But if you've been a Falcons fan at least since 2005, you should know that Roddy White hasn't always been this good.
For his first two seasons, you could almost say that he seemed to be a bust, and couldn't catch anything...always dropping passes.  Another Atlanta Falcons draft Blunder.  And we don't need to be reminded about his counterpart Michael Jenkins.

Courteousy of this site SBNation you can see below Roddy's performance over his 6 seasons.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1192/roddy-white/career

Year Team G Rec Yds Y/G AVG Lng TD KR YDS AVG Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
2005 Falcons 16 29 446 0 15.3 54 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 Falcons 16 30 506 0 16.8 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Falcons 16 83 1202 0 14.4 69 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Falcons 16 88 1382 0 15.7 70 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Falcons 16 85 1153 0 13.5 90 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Falcons 7 54 747 0 13.8 46 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

White has started every game so far and hasn't missed any games.  The only current receiver on our roster since 2005 that can say that.

I was convinced after the 2006 season both Jenkins and White needed to depart the Franchise, I just wasn't seeing it.  But somehow of the past few seasons, something has changed

But what is it?

Was it Vick?  Vick passes could be known as hard thrown uncatchable balls, but after seeing his success in Philadelphia, maybe that isn't it.

What about Gregg take a Knapp?  His offense along with Jim Mora didn't seem to know what to do with Vick and the receivers, rarely got involved except for Crumpler at times.  But it wasn't just White dropping balls, almost every receiver dropped balls.

Since we've had Petrino/Hue Jackson and then Mike Mularkey as our Offensive Coordinator, from which White has busted out.

Or maybe it was Roddy himself.  Perhaps grew up a bit and focused more on the game and his concentration so he can truly shine as he's always has been.

But our team has been full of guys that seem to not be good and when we let them go or give them time, they seem to play better.  We all see now that Jenkins may actually open up the offense.  Snelling is a good backup.  Jamaal Anderson can be a force inside.  Grimes may be burned but he can still make plays.  Laurent Robinson was actually a better receiver than we thought before we let him go.

 

So what do you guys think is the reason for Roddy's success?

Debate!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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