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#1 PntherPryd



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

This will give them just enough hope that crushing them will be that much more enjoyable.....






As had been hoped, Roddy White returned to practice Friday and came away happy with the condition of his injured hamstring and ankle. He is listed as questionable for the Atlanta Falcons' matchup with the Carolina Panthers, but he gave hints that he intends to play. 

"Roddy said with a smile that he's a game-time decision. Then he said it is going to be important for him to be out there Sunday," tweeted ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure. "Everything Roddy White said sounded like a guy preparing to play Sunday, although he maintained the 'game-time decision' stance." 

What can we expect form White and the rest of the Falcons WR corps if he does return? 

Well, the Panthers D has developed into one of the better groups in the NFL. Although they're better at stopping the run, they have been solid against the pass, and only one team has allowed fewer than the six passing touchdowns the Panthers have given up this season. In other words, it will be tough for any of the Falcons wideouts to come up with big numbers in Week 9. 

As for White, it's fair to be skeptical, considering his lack of success when he tried to play though his high-ankle sprain previously. Fantasy owners who already found a replacement for White probably will want to stick with that player until White proves that he is fully up to speed. 

White's return should help breakout WR Harry Douglas by giving opposing defenses another pass-catcher on which to focus. Douglas has been a monster since Julio Joneswent down, and that should continue, though this week's matchup could cap his upside. 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:25 PM


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:25 PM

He'll be a good decoy

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:29 PM

Fine with me.


The job is to beat whoever lines up on the other side.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

I'll bet he foulcunts would like to use his fantasy replacement also...........

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

The league is scared of us, every team is trying to rush their star player back against us. On sportscenter yesterday adam schefter said , I dont know maybe 10 times...for three players that they should come back next week against carolina. He was talking about the 49ers with aldon smith and a couple other players. Adam made it seem like such a huge deal.


So players that have been out all season are suddenly ready to play when we get in town. I dont care bring it on, less excuses anyway.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

As long as Nakamura isnt playing it should be fine.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

He must be a glutton for punishment.  We spanked that @$$ last year at BOA and this year there's blood in the water-it's gonna be a feeding frenzy.  Game on. 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

Good. I know a certain safety who likes to do things like set the tone and make plays, so a less than 100% Roddy White should be enjoyable for him.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

I rather teams rush there players back to face us. That is always a bad thing for that team trying to scrape wins together.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:08 PM

White may get a few catches but the first time he gets that ankle cranked on he will be on the sidelines again.  Practicing on Friday with no contact is far different than playing a game against players who know your ankle is gimpy.  Say what you want but you don't think Panther players will be giving that ankle an extra twist??

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Even if he is back, I doubt he will provide much of a threat.  They might be rushing him back thinking he will help them pull of a win, but they also might be bringing him back just to give him some limited in-game reps.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

If he does, then he does. We've gotta keep playing at a high level and be relentless regardless.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:24 PM


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:51 PM

Resurrect Jerry Rice in his prime if you want to ATL.  Fact is, your QB is slinging poo out there and as long as he is throwing it to the other team, a gimpy Roddy White matters none.

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