Compared to other things star Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White has said, this is pretty mild stuff. Actually, it's so mild it would barely register no matter who said it, but here's the quote about last year's playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers that's making the rounds:
We were a better team than those guys. We went out there, and we didn't perform at our highest level.
This week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sort of responded to this or something like it:
I know some of the comments that have been made this offseason have been borderline disrespectful about what happened in the game, but basically we went down there and beat them, and they were the No. 1 seed. I'm sure they're upset about that.
The Falcons were the No. 1 seed and had beaten the Packers in the regular season. White has reason to think Atlanta was the better team going into the postseason, but the second game itself and every week of NFL football since has proven otherwise. If the Packers want to use that quote as motivation, then all right.
It's been a strong week for once and former Falcons saying stuff about Rodgers and company, though.