Atlanta Falcons Show Desperation with Roddy White’s Appearance
The Atlanta Falcons will not win the Super Bowl this season, and it’s unlikely the team will make the playoffs or finish above .500. Sorry, but that is how it looks on paper. That’s okay, the fanbase shouldn’t expect much after this team indicated a rebuild was in motion when it elected to rip off the band-aid and take on a record-high amount of dead money. But just how good (or bad) the Dirty Birds will be is yet to be determined. That said, ticket sales may be sliding, given the latest cheerleader recruit.
One of the best Birds ever and a beloved fan favorite, Roddy White made the rounds on social media and was plastered on the Falcons website. He said the NFL will be “shocked” by the Falcons in 2022. That sentence could go either way, as they could be shockingly horrible or shock a few teams and win a couple of games.
Falcons Using White to Promote Team
White then goes on to applaud the front office and the coaching staff for the transition to a new group with Marcus Mariota at the helm. White said that head coach Arthur Smith and general manager Terry Fontenot did “an amazing job” in their first year. The Falcons staff writer follows that with the tricky question: Do you think the Falcons struck gold with Arthur and Terry? Of course, White agrees.
Those fluffy quotes aside, White does offer some insight into the younger players that the Falcons have added in the last two drafts. Kyle Pitts will get to the Pro Bowl for “7, 8, 9, 10 years,” he predicts before offering quite a comparison, “I played with Tony Gonzalez, who I consider the best tight end to ever play football, but this guy has everything [Tony] has and more.”
Then there is Drake London, who the Falcons drafted in the first round of the last draft. “I love Drake. I mean, he’s a big target: tall, long, rangy, he can get up and go get the ball.” He talked about the videos he watched on London at USC and said, “So Drake’s really well-rounded. He’s a really good player. And we’re going to expect really big things.”
It’s always nice to see retired Falcons again. White’s take on players is valuable, as he has seen many in his time. However, the assessments of the front office are questionable, given he has never held a position. Also, he is being interviewed by the Falcons. Is he really going to say he doesn’t like what has been happening? White deserves better than an advertisement for the team that is unlikely to become reality.