Sure, some might be concerned about the play of the defense during the Atlanta Falcons’ Week 7 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but Falcons’ fans have to feel good about the play of the offense. Matt Ryan looked sharper than he has all year, while the running game also contributed to keep the Bengals’ defense off balance all afternoon. When it was all said and done, the Falcons had dropped 39 points and over 450 yards of total offense on the Bengals.
The star of the show for Atlanta was wide receiver Roddy White, who hauled in 11 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns. He also snared an impressive and important two-point conversion. On Monday, White joined The Pollock & Bell Show on 790 The Zone to talk about his performance, an effort that likely will garner him offensive player of the week honors for Week 7. Excerpts from the interview follow (via: SRI)
Whether he is having fun this season lining up in different positions on the field:
"Yeah, they are doing a good job of moving me around and not let teams get a key on me and not letting them double me. That goes to the guys upstairs game planning on a weekly basis, seeing teams and the defensive coordinators in what kind of look they are going to give us. Those guys are doing a good job. They are moving me around and I’m getting catches and stuff like that and making people miss, turning it into big plays."
Whether he tries to elevate his game even more when he is playing against other marquee receivers:
"Yeah I try to step my game up. Every time I go out there I want to be the best wide receiver on the field and show everybody that I am one of the upper-echelon wide receivers in this game. So any time I get a chance to go out there and compete against those guys I am going to compete and just go out there and try to flex my muscles and help us get a win."
On the team coming right back and responding after the Bengals stripped the ball from him and ran it back for a touchdown:
"We felt like we had to answer with a score after that. I really felt bad after I fumbled that ball and let them go down and score, because we had just got that kickoff return, we had just kicked it out to the 50, so that was kind of tough on me or whatever but we bounced back as offense. Nobody panicked or nobody was pressing or anything like that. We just knew we had to go out there and execute and go down the field and score."