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Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White believes the team lost games because he was not put in the position to make plays.

By SI Wire
July 07, 2016

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Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White believes the team lost games because he was not put in the position to make plays, he told Atlanta radio station WZGC-FM on Thursday. 

“A lot of times we had opportunities to win games, and I wasn’t put in that position to make that play, and I feel like we lost those games because I wasn’t put in that position to make that play,” White said.

White was released by Atlanta in March after 11 seasons with the team. He also added that it was for the best that he parted ways with the Falcons because he was unhappy with being underutilized. 

“I would have went crazy if I would have had to go through that another year,” White said. “I can’t play football like that. I was miserable.”

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White was selected by the Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft. He ran for 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns over the course of his career with Atlanta, but had just 506 yards and one touchdown last season.

The Falcons got off to a 5–0 start last season, but finished the season 8–8 and missed the playoffs.

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