With a huge Monday night game ahead between the Saints and Falcons, it’s good to know Atlanta star Roddy White is avoiding all the distractions of trash talk and focusing solely on the game. Maybe not. White, the NFL’s leading receiver, took issue with a Trent Dilfer prediction on ESPN that the Saints would beat the Falcons at the Georgia Dome, and then beat them in the playoffs too. White disagreed on his twitter account, and that apparently angered several fans.
Roddy went off after that:
“The grace of god gave them tht championship so tht city wouldn fall apart now and now they think they hot #!@%*# in my chad voice child please
The first time we played them their coach gone say after we won the game thts a good win for yall like the saints are the colts …
The saints win one championship and want to go crazy well yall ass aint winning this year we gone make sure tht doesn’t happen”
If Sean Payton didn’t give the Falcons much credit for the win the first time, maybe it’s because he was pissed kicker Garrett Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal in overtime that would have won the game for New Orleans. At any rate, the Falcons can take control of the situation by proving to the Saints who the top team in the division is. The Saints have earned the reputation by winning the Super Bowl and it’s on Atlanta to defeat the defending champs. White later got upset with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, but it’s hard to figure out why.
The bottom line: for those of you in the business of picking NFL games, it’s been confirmed the Falcons will bring their best effort on Monday night.Google+