It seems like deja-vu all over again.
After the latest Falcons loss in which he did not play a big part in the passing game, veteran wide receiver Roddy White is denying father time — and blaming his lack of targets on the offensive scheme.
White was targeted on just two of Matt Ryan’s 30 pass attempts in yesterday’s loss to the 49ers, making one 20-yard catch.
“I would like to be more involved in the offense but it is what it is,” White said, via Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m going to go out there and run the plays that are called and block as hard as I can and help my team win. . . .
“I feel like they will come eventually. It’s a long season, man. We’ve got seven more games. Things could turn around instantly from week to week. I’m very optimistic that it will and I will continue to go at it and work as hard as I can.”
White is fifth on the team in targets behind Julio Jones (103), running back Devonta Freeman (52), tight end Jacob Tamme (44) and receiver Leonard Hankerson (38), who has missed four games with injuries.
The fact that White still doesn’t have more targets than Hankerson tells you just about all you need to know about his status with the Falcons.
White has 16 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown.