Roddy White has a big mouth as part of the Atlanta Falcons’ offense. At times, he can get quite offensive himself, in more his words than his actions, but White has not learned when to stop talking.
If he is seeking advice, now may be a good time.
White often takes his trash talking to Twitter. In fact, I am actually a fan, as he has given me plenty to write about through the years. I used to cover the Falcons for various websites before finding a home here at The Pigskin Report, so I am quite familiar with his work.
So trust me, Roddy, when I tell, it is time to stop talking for a while.
Yesterday, the Falcons lose their first game of the 2012 NFL season, making the 1972 Miami Dolphins very happy. After talking throughout the week about how much he hated the Saints, New Orleans and everything else under the sun, White came out and had a pretty big game. Well, at least a pretty big first half. Bu in the end, it was not enough, and the resilient Saints were able to fight back and knock of the previously unbeaten Falcons.
White is just not ready to admit that the Saints beat him. He is not willing to give them any credit. Not before, during or after the game.
Lets just say that isn’t his style.
“It’s not like they came out here and won a game,” said White. ”I think we kind of gave it to them. ”We play them in three weeks and we’ll be ready.”
Of course, this comes just days after White proclaimed to all the world to hear that he said that the Falcons had the “pedigree” to go 16-0.
Turns out that pedigree turned out to be more of a mongrel.
That was not the only trash talking before or during or after the game, however, as this is turning into quite the heated rivalry.
Although, don’t tell former Atlanta and current New Orleans linebacker Curtis Lofton that, as he may beg to differ.
Lofton said that the Falcons and Saints did not have a rivalry, because New Orleans had won the last 11 out of 13 games. ”The team out on the field today was the reason why I came to the Saints,” said Lofton, who is in hist first season playing for the Saints after beginning his career with the Falcons. “We’re finally starting to come together.”
Apparently, the trash talk was not limited to before and after the game. According to Saints’ linebacker Scott Shanle, the Falcons did more than their fair share of jawing on the field as well.
“They were talking [expletive] to our guy Curtis Lofton,” Shanle told Yahoo Sports . “I couldn’t even understand them. They were just walking all over our drills trying to mess with him. [Jonathan] Vilma went and told their coach it was classless and they didn’t even say anything. It set the tone for the day. It was classless and they got what they deserved.”
Either way, it sounds like the Thursday Night Football game on November 29 will be one to mark down on your calendar.
Rivalry or not, these two teams have a mutual hatred for each other, which often makes for some very intriguing contests.