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The Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan jumped on PFT PM show with Mike Florio of Pro football talk and discussed a number of issues, ranging from new falcons running back Todd Gurley, top 100 ranking of the NFL, the offseason preparation on the background COVID-19 pandemic and many more.
The most famous falcons ‘ offseason addition Gurley, former Los Angeles Rams running back, who was named the offensive the associated Press’ player of the year in 2017.
As for his new teammate, Ryan said:
“He was one of the most dynamic players when he’s on the field in our League. (He) is certainly a game-changer. I had the opportunity to work with him a little and spend a little time with him. He seems to be in a very good location. He looked great on the field. Was a very hard-working to get himself in position to be ready. I’m glad we have him. I think it adds a lot to what we can do.”
The former Georgia bulldog has dominated for two years from 2017 to 2018, accumulating the fight 3,924 yards and 40 touchdowns for a dynamic team of sheep that made twice and the super Cup once in the playoffs.
Gurley struggled in 2019, rushing for just 3.8 yards per run, but he still managed to Eclipse 1,000 yards the training during the season and scored 14 goals.
The rams came out 25 years after the season, but it will not take much time for the running back to find a new home in Atlanta, which was also chosen for variety the back and released former starter Devonta Freeman.
Ryan and the Falcons looking to improve upon a 7-9 season that started badly with a 1-7 first half. The former star at Boston College, led the League with 408 pass completions and connecting on 66.2 per cent of his passes for 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, but in 2016 the NFL MVP and not find your way to the recently released NFL top 100, the player-selected list of the best 100 players in the game today.
“Such things are not to change my day,” said Ryan, when asked about the omission.
“It’s never been…Bulletin Board material (for me) or anything like that. I know what I can do. I know I’m capable of doing. I feel like every week I gave our team a chance to win. If we get the ball late in the game, I know what it takes to finish it. I don’t care about these things. I just focus on trying to do the best job possible”.
Three falcons made the list: wide receiver Julio Jones (11), Gurley (case No. 51) and defender Grady Jarrett (case # 91).
Like any other teams, Atlanta is preparing for this season amid COVID-19 pandemic, which has already caused many changes in the football calendar. It should be noted, training camps across the country opened COVID-19 tests, in contrast to typical meetings and practices.
The NFL also eliminated the pre-season games, and Ryan says that decision:
“It will be different. I like the (exhibition) games into the season, to be able to go out and knock some of the rust … and be able to pass through it. Go through your routine. Make sure you are doing what you need to do and make sure that you have everything to make amends. We are not going to have that luxury. But I think that (falcons coach) Dan Quinn put together a really good schedule to try to simulate as much as we can on our own experience, that this experience will be.
“For a guy like me, I in ‘ 13. I think it would be easier for a guy like me, having been through so many different situations for so many years, so many games played and feel comfortable in them. But for beginners and young children who have not had such experience, I think we should have to help them as much as we can and try to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Because when we kick it for a week in Seattle 1 that the game is just as important as week 17. It means exactly that.“
When week 1 starts, Ryan and the falcons will look to dump heavy division that includes the defending NFC South champion New Orleans SaintsTom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneersand The Carolina Panthers the team has all-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey and the new head coach and quarterback, Matt Rhule and Teddy Bridgewater, respectively.
The saints and BUCs get a super bowl hype, but Ryan, not paying attention to the noise, as he looks to prepare his team.
“It’s one of those things that excite someone else. We must take care of our own business…I don’t care what other people talked about this…I don’t worry too much about it. I try and make sure we are focused on minding our own business.”
First, the “Falcon” the organized game will now be week 1 against Seattle Seahawks at home at 1pm ET.