Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 4/11/13

It seems every season the Falcons are looked at as legitimate Super Bowl contenders, but always come up short of the big game.

Roddy White says no more.

During an appearance on ESPN's "First Take" Wednesday, the outspoken receiver stated that 2013 will be regarded as "Super Bowl or bust" for the team.

"We're ready to take that next step," White said. "We know how good our football team is and the players we got, so it's either Super Bowl or nothing for us right now. Nothing else. Anything short of that is not a good season for us right now."

White, who's spent nine seasons in Atlanta, admitted that the club was always just "satisfied" with reaching the postseason, and nothing more.

"I think that the first three [playoff appearances under coach Mike Smith] we were getting there and were just having fun being there. And then we turned a curb, and we said we have to stop just getting there and we have to win games," White said.

That mentality changed last season, when the Falcons came within a half of reaching the Super Bowl, only to lose to the 49ers in a wild NFC Championship Game.

It still gnaws at White.

"I feel like were a better football than the San Francisco 49ers," he said, adding that turnovers were the reason the Falcons fell in the NFC Championship Game.

Be that as it may, it's high time for the Falcons to back up the hype.

They certainly have the firepower to make it happen, with Matt Ryan morphing into a top-shelf quarterback, the tandem of White and Julio Jones forming arguably the league's best receiving duo, and the addition of veteran running back Steven Jackson. Oh, and they also some guy named Tony Gonzalez returning for one final hurrah.

The season is still a ways away, but the team's newfound mantra will be put to the test. It'll be up to White and Co. to prove the prognosticators right.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Former 49ers OL: Gabbert will likely start over Kaepernick

Report: Le'Veon Bell recently completed DUI probation

Report: Yankees close to trading Aroldis Chapman

WATCH: Dontrelle Willis' great reaction to Giancarlo Stanton home run

Reports: Sale cut up throwback uniforms with knife in protest

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that protested gun violence

Ezekiel Elliott: ‘Evil NEVER prevails’

Orioles, Padres reportedly talking trades of Melvin Upton, Cashner

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

Top five takeaways from this year's NBA Summer League

NCAA rules that hanging out with Drake is violation

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

10 NFL players set to become household names in 2016

Lou Holtz regrets making immigration 'joke' at RNC

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Solo not taking any chances with Zika virus while in Rio

Rays reportedly demanding Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

Facebook doesn’t know the difference between Liverpool and Arsenal

Report: Teams asked about Wade Davis, asking price very high

Aussie Rules Football player accidentally kicks, breaks own leg

Former Arkansas football assistant trolls Bobby Petrino on social media

Could Clayton Kershaw's injury hinder trade talks?

Spurs strike a new deal with NBA stalwart Manu Ginobli

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker