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Falcons WR Roddy White Anticipates Smaller Role In 2012

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Roddy White expects to do less next season in order for new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter’s offense to be a success.

“I know that sounds crazy, but we’ve got other guys out there that can play,” White said. “Julio (Jones) is going to be a big part of the offense this year. Harry (Douglas) is going to do wonders in the slot. We have to maximize our talent and get the ball in everyone’s hands.”

“Koetter’s been watching film, and he knows how to get the ball into our hands,” White added. “He wants to get it to us quick, make people miss and then get after guys like that. … he’s a smart guy, and he knows what we do best.” The Falcons ranked 10th in the league in offense in 2011, averaging 376.6 yards per game, under former OC Mike Mularkey, who is now the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A three-time Pro Bowler, White had the second-most receptions in the NFL last year with 100, and led the league with 115 in 2010. If his word is anything to go by, White will not reach that kind of figure in 2012.