All-Pro wide receiver Roddy White has pronounced himself healthy for the stretch run, there is hope that the Falcons’ passing attack could be greatly enhanced.
“I got healthy,” said White, who battled a knee injury after taking a helmet hit against Jacksonville during the exhibition season. “I can tell you that much.”
White believes he could have done more to protect his knee.
“It’s just always tough out there when they are cutting you and hitting you in the knees and stuff like that,” White said. “That kind of prolongs your injuries. That’s kind of been my problem, getting hit all of the time. I think I’m going to run out of bounds more. Get first downs and stay alive, keep the chains moving.”
The Falcons are averaging just 222.3 yards passing per game, which ranks 18th in the league.
“On the passing game, as of this point, I think we are doing all right,” White said. “There are a lot of things we can be doing better. We’ve missed a couple of plays here and there. That’s kind of been our offense all year, up and down, up and down; we need a lot more consistency.”
White, who led the league with 113 catches last season, has 39 catches for 425 yards and four touchdowns. He’s on pace to catch 89 passes this season.
With Julius Jones possibly returning, White believes he can pick up the pace.