Roddy White: ‘Super Bowl or bust’ in 2013

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…

Roddy White wants Osi Umenyiora to sign with Falcons

Since he and the Giants went their separate ways, Osi Umenyiora hasn’t drummed up much interest on an open market that’s been particularly brutal to defensive ends. But he does have his peers in his corner, urging him to put pen to paper. For proof, look no further than the following Twitter exchange between Umenyiora…

Steven Jackson: I really contemplated retirement

From the time he voided his contract with the Rams, it only took about a week for Steven Jackson to find work. Though, in that time, the 29-year-old running back considered an alternative: following in the footsteps one of his idols and former greats. “I was thinking about maybe retiring,” Jackson admitted to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

Richard Sherman: Roddy White an ‘easy matchup’

Even in the offseason, Richard Sherman continues to run his mouth. During an appearance on “NFL Live” Thursday, the loquacious Seahawks cornerback said defending Falcons receiver Roddy White is no tall task. “He’s an easy matchup. He’ll be another easy matchup next year,” Sherman said of White, via ProFootballTalk.com. “This is just fact.” Sherman and…

Asante Samuel: Sherman, Carroll can ‘eat humble pie’

By now, it’s no secret that Richard Sherman is one of the mouthiest players in the NFL, particularly following a win. There aren’t many players who’d taunt Tom Brady or go toe to toe with Trent Williams, after all. Well, with the tables turned, he was finally given a taste of his own medicine, courtesy…

Asante Samuel’s mother passes away

When the Falcons next take the field, they’ll be doing so with heavy hearts. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Asante Samuel’s mother, Christine, passed away Tuesday morning. The four-time Pro Bowl cornerback told the paper in October that she had long been battling an illness — Lou Gehrig’s disease. He missed practice this week to…