Falcons’ Roddy White hoping to keep streak alive vs. Saints
White has played every regular season game for eight seasons which amounts to a total of 128 games. Apart from this, in 2012 he had 92 catches spanning over 1,353, including him in the list of five players in NFL who have three continuous seasons that have a minimum of 1,200 yards and 90 receptions.
The streak seemed to be coming to an end when he suffered from a sprained ankle sustained during the Baltimore preseason game. White said on Thursday that “Come Sunday, I’ll be ready to go. My adrenalin will be pumping, and once you get out there, you’ve got to just go play.”
Mike Smith, coach of Atlanta Falcons said that Mike Smith was a remarkable player who managed to get back on the field against all odds and injuries, one way or the other. He said that he had Mike for eight solid years and was definitely the hardest player he has on the roster.
Living up to his reputation, he has always played every regular season match. He added “There have been times he’s had to fight through things to get there on the field and I don’t know if there’s anyone quite like him on our roster.”
Mike was very optimistic, is not definite that Mike would remain unhindered by this injury and play the Sunday game. “I think we’ve said from the very beginning after the Baltimore game that we had no doubt Roddy White was going to be prepared and ready to go for our opener” he remarked. “
Even though Roddy White is on the injury list, the New Orleans Saints have added him in their scouting report due to his infallible reputation. Jabari Greer (cornerback) of Saints said He’s a receiver that can present problems, so we just have to make sure we respectfully prepare for him.”
Roddy White’s ability to survive continuous onslaught of grueling game after the other has given him the advantage of setting quite a number of team records. Apart from the mentioned, he also has the highest number of catches in career and in a season, has records for yards in career, season and in a single game.
Despite the staggering records and eight year streak, White remarked that he did not gloat over that fact and it did not mean too much to him. “I never really thought about the streak until everybody else started saying something about it,” he remarked. “You know, you’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do. You’ve got to get yourself ready to play.”