Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/4/12
Roddy White has caught 100+ passes in each of the last 2 seasons and 80+ passes in each of the last 5. However, today he admitted that new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter plans to lean less on White in 2012, in favor of other players like Harry Douglas and Julio Jones. Players rarely admit things like this, but when they do, you have to take notice. White was actually the league’s most targeted wide receiver last year, but he was pretty inefficient, averaging just 7.4 yards per target. Meanwhile, Julio Jones averaged 10.5 yards per target. Jones had a strong rookie season with 54 catches for 959 yards and 8 touchdowns, despite missing 3 games and being limited in many others with injuries. His play in his final 5 games showed the type of player he can be when healthy as he caught 24 passes for 461 yards and 5 touchdowns. With a full offseason, better health, and more targets, Jones could emerge as one of the league’s premier wide receivers this season. A projection of the offense...
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