Roddy White Announces His Retirement  

The Atlanta Falcons All Time leading receiver Roddy White called it quits on Friday April 14th. Roddy White was drafted by the Falcons in 2005 with the 27th pick. During his time in Atlanta Roddy compiled a pretty impressive resume…. An amazing 808 receptions 10,863 yards 63 touchdowns. 

Roddy was an interesting character to say the least. In 2007 in a game the hated trash can sAints, White showed his support for teammate Michael Vick by wearing a T-shirt that said “Free Mike Vick” after scoring a touchdown. 

That’s just a sample of who Roddy White is….. At the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin murder case, Roddy posted 

“Fucking Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live in” 

” All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid”

Roddy White career came to an end on March 2, 2016. When he was released by the Falcons after a heated feud with offensive coordinator Kyle (Shanadoofus) Shanahan. 

In an interview with Vaughn McClure Roddy had this to say about him not being able to learn the system. 

“No it wasn’t, besides the things [Shanahan] was doing in making six variations to one route,” White said. “It was just episodes throughout the game where I think he mismanaged things and screwed up and we didn’t have the opportunity to win the game, which, I thought, was on him as the offensive coordinator. It wasn’t sound football, but it was things that he was used to doing and things we weren’t used to doing as an offense, and it literally cost us like two games.”

Seeing this quote after Shanahan admittedly mismanaged the second half of Superbowl 51. Makes me wonder what would have happened if Roddy was still on the team. 

Look no further here’s what Roddy had to say about Shanahan’s play calling  

I’m glad I wasn’t a part of that team because I probably literally would’ve fought him,” White said…

“You destroyed a dream for a city. It’s bigger than me. The city of Atlanta needed that championship and you had it. Arthur Blank needed that championship and he deserved to win that game, with everything he’s been through. It was finally our time to win and it just hurt me that we didn’t get it done.” 

Final Thoughts – There will never be another Roddy White. Talented, and as outspoken as they come. As he moves into the next phase of his life White leaves his fans with these tweets. 

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