Falcons Vs. Redskins: Mike Smith praises Matt Ryan, Roddy White

Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith talks about his two biggest superstars on offense

Quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Roddy White are two of the biggest reasons the Atlanta Falcons are 4-0 heading into Sunday's Week 5 matchup with the Washington Redskins. Falcons head coach Mike Smith talked about both of his Pro Bowlers Thursday when he met with the media, giving praise to each for their contributions this season. On White, Smith lauded not only his receiving skills, but also his blocking:

"Roddy's having a great start to the season. Not only catching the ball but it's real evident what he's doing in the downfield blocking. It really showed up and everybody could see it on the screen pass to Michael Turner. He's doing that on the run plays as well. He's about as complete of a wide receiver as I've seen this season. He's doing a nice job."

Smith also talked about Ryan leading the offense and being named NFC Offensive Player of the Month:

"It's quite an honor. When you have success, individuals are going to get honors. Matt's had a good start to the season, but it's also a reflection of our offensive unit. They've done a nice job as a unit moving the football, protecting the quarterback, running when we've had to run it, throwing it, and getting it to the right guys hands. Matt's off to a super start."

The Redskins host the undefeated Falcons Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be televised by FOX.

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