Roddy White upset over Kyle Shanahan’s SB play calls
Ex-Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White believes he could have saved his former team from Kyle Shanahan’s questionable play-calling that played a role in their 25-point collapse to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
“I’m glad I wasn’t a part of that team because I probably literally would’ve fought him,” White told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jeff Schultz while on the ‘We Never Played the Game’ podcast.
White took exception to Shanahan’s play-calling, specifically the decision not to run the ball three times after Julio Jones put Atlanta in field-goal range to go up two scores late in the contest.
“You destroyed a dream for a city,” White said. “It’s bigger than me. The city of Atlanta needed that championship and you had it. (Team owner) Arthur Blank needed that championship and he deserved to win that game, with everything he’s been through. It was finally our time to win and it just hurt me that we didn’t get it done.”
It’s not the first time White has had beef with Shanahan. The 11-year Falcons receiver took issue over his usage under the ex-Falcons OC in 2015, before he was ultimately released by the team last offseason.
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