Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White says New Orleans Saints failed to earn bounties against them - NFL News
New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons share one of the most intense rivalries in the National Football League (NFL) and with the revelation that the Saints ran a bounty program to injure opponents it is highly likely that some of those might be put on Falcons’
However, wide receiver, Roddy White, does not seem so sure if that is the case.
Speaking during a visit to the NFL Network, White said that even if the Saints had some bounties on them they were unsuccessful in injuring any of their players.
“If they did have bounties on us, they never got any of our guys out of the game. It was unsuccessful."
An NFL investigative report released last Friday alleged that New Orleans ex-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams placed bounties on opposing players for his team to go out and injure.
With the Saints facing accusations throughout the 2011-12 regular season from their opponents for playing a dirty game the report seems to corroborate that Saints players deliberately looked to injure their opponents.
Bounties ranged from a few hundred dollars for making important plays to $ 1,000-1500 for knocking out an opponent.
White though does not seem to bothered if a bounty was placed on him saying that games against New Orleans are so intense that both teams’ players try to knock the other out.
"It didn't bother me because like they're trying to take people's heads off we're trying to take people's heads off. Especially when we play against them, it's like a rivalry and it's a little extra in the week that you get ready for that game.”
The Falcons ended the 2011-12 season with a 10-6 record but more importantly lost both of their games against New Orleans including a 45-16 pounding in week 16.
Atlanta though qualified for the playoff wildcard round but put in a woefully inept performance in their game against New York Giants.
The Falcons lost by a 24-2 margin and were knocked out of the playoff rounds.
Roddy White’s season though was brilliant as he showcased his importance in Atlanta’s roster. The wide receiver made 100 receptions, the second highest in the league, for a gain of 1,296 yards and scored eight touchdowns.