9:33 PM EDT, Fri June 24, 2016

Roddy White to the Vikings: This is how rumors get started

I stumbled onto a short video clip today of former Falcons wideout Roddy White — released after 11 seasons there — discussing his future and saying he’d love “to be a Viking.” When I worked backwards from there, I found the perfect illustration of how a story starts to grow legs in 2016. Near as I can tell, the first real item connecting White and the Vikings appeared about a month ago on Bleacher Report. The headline: “Predicting Landing Spots for Top Remaining Free Agents After the NFL Draft.” The author, who did nothing wrong, merely looked at a veteran WR and a team...
The Falcoholic Jun 9, 2016

Report: Roddy White will retire if he can't catch on with a contender

It's a relief for all Falcons fans. Unless you're the type of person who considers a player to mean nothing once they've left the Falcons, you've been silently rooting against Roddy White landing with anyone else in the NFC South. That news comes to us from Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who chatted with Roddy the other day. Here's what he had to say: “When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers, I was like, ‘Wow, I really don’t want to go there,’” White said. “I knew I couldn’t win with any of those teams....
The Falcoholic Jun 4, 2016

Who is the biggest pleasant surprise in Falcons history?

There's quite a few choices available to you in the team's history. Today's question is a fun one, I hope: Who is the most surprising player in Falcons history, in a good way? We'll save the more unpleasant half of this discussion for Sunday, when we're all in a bad mood about going back to work the next day. Your choices are myriad, but to get you started, you could go with Roddy White's 2007 emergence, Jessie Tuggle's long and distinguished career after joining the team as an undrafted free agent, Jamal Anderson's stellar (if sadly short) career in the same scenario, or Chris Chandler...
The Falcoholic May 28, 2016

Who is your favorite current (and past) Falcons player?

Saturday discussion time, and this one's an easy one. A week ago, we asked you about your earliest Falcons memory and how you became a fan of the team. Now, we're going to ask about your favorite player(s). Currently, for me, it's Julio Jones, who is quite simply one of the most spectacular athletes and players I've ever gotten to watch. He's a relatively quiet guy off the field, but on the field he does things on a regular basis that even the stellar receivers like Roddy White and Andre Rison from this team's history. Historically, it is (and probably always will be) Jessie Tuggle....

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