Roddy White Burns Sherman…Again


Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) celebrates his touchdown catch with Harry Douglas (83) as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) looks on during the second quarter in the NFC divisional playoff game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL top 100 players have recently released players ranked by peers from 40 through 31.  Atlanta Falcon sensation Roddy White made his appearance on the list at number 39.  There are seven receivers on the list ahead of him and we can assume that one of those player’s names will be Julio Jones.  I find it hard to believe that there are seven better than White, especially Desmond Bryant who came in just ahead of White at 35.  I’ve made my case before that I think both Julio Jones and Roddy White are amongst the top five wide receivers in the league, but I really don’t want to rehash that again.  Today I want to collectively (and I mean you too, reader) point and laugh at Dick Sherman (that’s his name, I swear).

I also don’t want to fight Roddy’s battles for him because he does a well enough job doing that on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.  What I do want to do is give a round of applause to Roddy’s expert answer.

First, let’s recap the whole Dick v. White situation.  Last year the Seahawk cornerback sensation got a name for the amount of trash talking that was spewed, but he usually backed it up by playing some of the best football at his position.  There’s no wrong doing there.  The two powers lined up in the divisional playoff game where Atlanta won to move onto the NFC championship. During that game, Roddy White had a long touchdown catch against Sherman, smiling the entire way.  Of course, Dick commented on the NFL network that it wasn’t his coverage anyway so it’s obviously not his fault.

“You saw the game—he caught one pass on me the whole game.  It’s probably a lifetime achievement for him, so congratulations.” Dick Commented on NFL Live.  Overlooking the fact that he wasn’t actually matched up with Roddy White for most of the game, he went on NFL Total Access and made another bold statement:

“The only way he can get open is if you hide him.  If he has to stand outside like everybody else does and play the game and lineup and go head to head with me and Brandon Browner, he has a long day.”

After all that mess, Roddy only stated he would wait until the season.  If any of you have a younger sibling who, after you feel you landed a great attack during an argument, and their only response is “Okay, sure.” You get real irritated.  Apparently Dick never got over that.

After Roddy’s release as the 39th best player in the entire league, Dick claimed that to him, Roddy White is not a top 100 player.

There is no secret that Dick is not a big fan of Roddy, but White only responded with a laugh and stated “The rest of the players in this league know what I can do, and, um, that’s why I’m higher on this list than he is.”  This is basically saying “Scoreboard” to an angry loser trying to get off cheap shots at you.

I can only assume this is going to further anger Sherman.  Roddy is only playing it cool, hasn’t really taken any pot shots at his aggressor and just laughed at the silly and childish name calling.  Nothing infuriates an egotistical loudmouth begging for attention than being shrugged off and ignored.

This “easy matchup” burned Dick again for the second time (the first being a 47 yard touchdown.)  I for one cannot wait for the 2013 matchup in Atlanta.  I expect another whiny Sherman blaming another touchdown or two on someone else due to it not being his coverage and making a season of excuses.  See Dick talk.  See Dick Try.  See Dick Cry.