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White Would Rather See Talib Than Barber

November 03, 2010 at 12:00pm by Scott   •  2 Comments »

Roddy White always has such great ideas.  I CALL HIM THE IDEANATOR!
The Falcons have a plan to beat the Bucs. A PLAN! It’s a crafty one, filled with nuance and strategy that would make the lovechild of Alexander the Great and Sun Tzu cower in fear and beg for absolution.

“If we hit them [the deep throws], we won’t have any problems the rest of the game,” White said.

Throw deep. I can’t believe Roddy White just up and gave it out to the public. That’s like the Girl Scouts giving up the Thin Mints recipe. It’s quite a unique and interesting position for a #1 wide receiver on an NFL team to take. All Matt Ryan has to do is huck the ball as far as he can and they’ll win 59-0. Of course, Aqib Talib is on track to have more than ten interceptions this season, but that doesn’t bother White. Hell, he’d rather have Talib covering him than Ronde Barber anyway.

“On the other side of the ball, you have a guy who’s made [five] Pro Bowls,” White said. “Talib he [hasn't] made [any]. I’d rather go against Talib than the guy who watches film and is real crafty and knows that if the inside receiver goes to the flat, then he’s going to jump the inside route.”

First, let’s keep in mind that Barber didn’t go to his first Pro Bowl until 2001, his fifth season. Talib is only in his third season and well ahead of where Barber was at this point in his career. Second, the Bucs don’t let Talib in the film room? He’s not also aware of how to break on a pass to the flat? Oh man, I really hope White continues to underestimate Talib right through to Sunday. Talib is every bit as athletic as White and, at least from what we can tell from the Cardinals game, has gotten over his whole give-up-one-big-play-per-game thing. So go ahead and keep poking the bear, Roddy.

UPDATE: Aqib Talib was just announced at the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Suck on that, Rod. Or suck on that rod. Whichever.

2 Comments to “White Would Rather See Talib Than Barber”

Mark S

Mark S (November 03, 2010 at 12:38pm:

Josh Freeman was interviewed last on the Rome show. He did very well. Coming across as team first, humble and hardworking. Rome did not ask any hardball questions. Also, don’t forget to vote for LeGarrett Blount for rookie of the week. Here is the link. http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=rookies

Wordy Sanchez

Wordy Sanchez (November 03, 2010 at 02:23pm:

They used to let him into the film room, until he punched the projector in the neck.

Srsly tho, I love this shit. While I do believe Barber bridges the athletic gap with more than enough brains to make up for it, its totally a pick your poison situation as far as I see it.

Its not like Talib is some kind of retard out there. While I don’t look at one game and presume that he’s fixed anything I will say that even with his occasional mistake, Talib is KILLING it out there this year. Even if he lets Roddy get behind him on a big play this Sunday he’s just as likely to also come away with two pick by the last whistle.

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