Roddy White prepares for an important season for the NFC South champions.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is declaring the 2013 NFL season an important one for the team, realising it is ‘Super Bowl or Bust’.
The 32-year old playmaker thinks that there is nothing left for the team to achieve, and that failing to at least reach the Super Bowl next season will be considered a failure.
A nine-year veteran on the team, White has seen the side transition from an under-achieving side into a national powerhouse, and knows that it won’t be long before their championship window begins to close.
“I mean, over the last five years we’ve been doing it with coach (Mike) Smith. We’ve made the playoffs, we’ve had home-field advantage throughout the playoffs twice, we’ve made it to the NFC Championship, we’ve done everything,” White told NFL.com.
“There’s nothing left but to make it to the Super Bowl. We gotta make it or else changes have to be made. Because this team has maxed out.
“There’s no more, get to the NFC Championship and lose, get to the NFC Championship and lose and again and again. We can’t do that, we got to make it to the big game and find a way to win.”
The lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game by four yards, and will be hoping to better that result this time around.
With the return of Tony Gonzalez for another season and acquiring veteran running back Steven Jackson through free agency, the team have all the weapons needed on offence to carry them to their first ever Super Bowl.