Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - OCTOBER 27: Roddy White, wide receiver of the Atlanta Falcons, poses for a portrait at the Falcons Training Complex on October 27, 2009 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Roddy White was busy running his mouth like usual, but Victor Cruz has put him in place.

White and Falcons teammate Julio Jones joined NFL Network’s Michael Irvin for a sit-down interview that will air on Sunday. When presented with the suggestion that Giants receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz might be a better wide receiver tandem, White put down Cruz.

“I’m not taking shots at people, but Victor Cruz is a lot more of a slot receiver,” he said. “The big boys play on the outside.”

Even though White said he wasn’t taking shots at people, he did. And Cruz responded.

“I couldn’t care less about what anybody else has to say,” Cruz told the Star-Ledger on Friday. “I got a ring back at home. I don’t care about what Roddy White has to say.”

Cruz and Nicks have combined for 37 catches, 516 yards, and two touchdowns this season. White and Jones have totaled 34 catches for 453 yards and four touchdowns. The two tandems are pretty even in terms of talent, and if I were a franchise I’d be satisfied with either one.

But the best part is how Roddy White’s big mouth got him into trouble again (his assertion was factually inaccurate anyhow), and how Cruz put him in check. The Giants wouldn’t have won the Super Bowl if it weren’t for Cruz’s excellent play last year. Where was White when the Giants beat the Falcons in the playoffs?

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