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Falcons vs. Redskins: Roddy White makes defenses pay

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is thriving along with the emergence of Julio Jones.

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is putting up big numbers this season and it's because he's seeing a lot more single coverage than he did at the height of his career, or at least before Julio Jones came to town. With defenses planning to stop Jones, considered to be one of the youngest big-time receivers in the game, White is getting his touches.

His 413 receiving yards are fourth in the NFL and he's tied for second among receivers with three touchdowns this season. But he's not only a threat when the ball is in the air. When Atlanta is running the ball, White's strength allows him to be an excellent blocker. The Falcons are a multi-threat team because they have players that do multiple things well.

White's not a diva wide receiver. That's part of why drafting Julio Jones and having him be successful has worked out with White. He actually had this to say about Jones:

"He does nothing but benefit and help us on offense," White said on Wednesday. "He's an explosive player and he's going to be a great player in this league. When you add additional parts like that, you can't feel bad about it because you're only getting better. As long as you get better and everything is rolling, it's all good. You can't be a selfish player in this league, you've just got to go out there and whatever parts you have that pertain to the offense, you've got to support it."

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