Rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.
I'd expect similar #s to last season.
100 reception 1300 yards and 8 tds?
even roddy disagrees with you. Julio will most likly be the #1 option while white will be sharing the #2 option with the backs, douglas, and gonzo.
Roddy White says new Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter plans to lean on the 30-year-old receiver less in 2012.We expected as much with Julio Jones taking on a bigger role. It's just surprising that White said it aloud. "We switched some things up," White said. "We are doing the things [Koetter] likes to do. He’s a smart guy, and he knows what we do best." White has at least 100 catches in back-to-back seasons. It sounds like he doesn't expect a third year of that. "I know that sounds crazy, but we’ve got other guys out there that can play," White said. "Julio 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."
Seen the quote, don't buy it; that's just Roddy being humble and embracing a new teammate. Never take what players say at face value. The twin headed monster of Roddy/Julio will be a difficult one for defenses to figure out, its never so black and white that X WR will face coverage all year long (unless Y receiver is much less talented than X, which is obviously not the case w/ Roddy + Julio)
Don't be so quick to forget that Roddy's "1300/8" you are questioning has been his standard for the past 4 years (avg #s, +/-), and he hasn't had any significant decline in talent from watching him play.
At the end of the day, both are gonna have respectable seasons. I'll take the proven Roddy over Julio still.