FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta's Roddy White has had success like only a handful of wide receivers in NFL history.
So missing three games this season and entering December with just 20 receptions has left the four-time Pro Bowler, "yelling and screaming at myself, trying to get my body to act right."
Last season White became just the fifth NFL receiver to have three consecutive seasons of more than 90 receptions and 1,200 yards, and the sixth to register at least 80 receptions and 1,000 yards six straight times. Heading into December with just 209 yards and one TD hurts White almost as much as the high ankle sprain that's plagued him since the preseason.
Compounding White's misery has been the Falcons(2-9) disappointing season, which he says is "probably the toughest" of his career