Minicamp update: Matt Ryan Q&A after first practice

Matt Ryan talks to the media after Friday morning's practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC).

Matt Ryan talks to the media after Friday morning's practice. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC).

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a Q&A with the media after the first practice.

Q: Good to be back?

A: The routine of football, coming in and meeting. I think we did a pretty good job of it this morning. It definitely feel a little bit rusty, but it really felt good to get out and start getting ready for 2010.

Q: Thoughts about the offseason moves, the draft and now getting everybody on the field. How’s that been for you?

A: It’s been good. I think we made some really good additions to our football team. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dunta Robinson a bunch in the first couple of months of the offseason. I’ve been impressed with his work ethic and what he’s going to bring to the football team. I’m excited about the additions. I certainly think we’re going to be better in 2010.

Q: Coming off back to back winning seasons, what is overall feeling of the team?

A: There is a lot of optimism. I think everybody is excited. It was great for the organization to finally knockoff the . . . the back to back winning seasons, but we want more. We want to be in the playoffs and have the opportunity to play late into the season. I think everybody is excited about that opportunity. We are definitely working really had to get there.

Q: What’s your impression on this crop of rookies?

A: Ask me in a couple of weeks. (laughs) Early on in practice they practice smart. That’s the biggest thing, you want them to come out and get acclimated to the practices and what they are going to be like. I’m trying my hardest to learn their names right now. I’ll give you a report in a couple of weeks.

40 comments Add your comment

Carl

May 7th, 2010
2:07 pm

CRACK HEAD

May 7th, 2010
2:20 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

DOZE PIGEONS BE WALKING ON THE SNOW SHOES!!!!

YEAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Cow

May 7th, 2010
2:30 pm

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 7th, 2010
2:50 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

May 7th, 2010
2:55 pm

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Blue Fender

May 7th, 2010
2:55 pm

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

May 7th, 2010
2:56 pm

It’s friday

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

May 7th, 2010
2:58 pm

We stay uninjured we’re gonna be STRONG!

PMC

May 7th, 2010
3:12 pm

How’s the MMA training going?

Barry

May 7th, 2010
3:13 pm

Hey Y’all:

It is time to get the fat off our heart. It is time to shape up. It is timee to get some rythm in our step. IT IS TIME TO TURN INTO “ONE HEARTBEAT!!!”

That’s right fellas. That’s right new players to the Falcon game. It is time to ge into “ONE HEARTBEAT!!”. One HEARTBEAT is when you are in sinc with your owners, your coaches and your team mates in the goal at hand, and that is to get to the SUPERBOWL. “ONE HEARTBEAT!!” is being more than excited in kicking butt “TOGETHER, AND AT THE SAME TIME, EACH GAME”. It’s pooping off that ball as “ONE”. That is “ONE HEARTBEAT!!” But more than anything else, it is the FANS, THE COMMUNITY down with our FALCONS in this goal. Don’t worry we got y’all back. WE fans are down with this in “ONE HEARTBEAT!!!!”. LET’S DO THIS THANG!!!!

GO FALCONS!!!!!! IT’S THAT TIME!!! IT’s TIME FOR “ONE HEARTBEAT!!!”.

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a SECRET from a FALCON FAN. TELL EVERYBODY!!!!!!!

…………………”ONE HEARTBEAT, BABY!!!!!…………

truth

May 7th, 2010
3:33 pm

BARRY!!!!!! What up?

thump thump thump

atlfalconsfan80

May 7th, 2010
3:38 pm

thump, thump, thump

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Goat

May 7th, 2010
3:48 pm

BAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

GT3O

May 7th, 2010
4:04 pm

WWWWWAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPPP??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

GT3O

May 7th, 2010
4:05 pm

This kinda fun, no? Orlando?

Enz

May 7th, 2010
4:09 pm

Matt Ryan gives the most boring interview answers of anyone in the history of the NFL. But I think he’s poised for a great year. Hope that studying pays off!

D. Bell

May 7th, 2010
4:12 pm

Haha. Barry said “pooping” off that ball.

George Costanza

May 7th, 2010
4:15 pm

There was significant shrinkage….

Michael "Stonehands" Jenkins

May 7th, 2010
4:18 pm

yes, he did say Poop! Nice:)

W. Moore

May 7th, 2010
4:22 pm

I pooped and pulled a hamy……….:(

George Costanza

May 7th, 2010
4:29 pm

I told her how I liked manure….

robertussen

May 7th, 2010
4:34 pm

wow you guys are in rare form

geterdone

May 7th, 2010
4:34 pm

You read all of BarrY?

geterdone

May 7th, 2010
4:36 pm

you have a ‘nure with a ma in front of it. Not so bad.

waynester

May 7th, 2010
4:50 pm

Ryan has, from the beginning, been very cautious of the media and guards his words well. The key to any media appearance(experience talkin’) is to say exactly what you want to say and stay on that message regardless of the questions asked or how many times they’re asked. To say less means irritating the media and fans, and to say more gives too much information to your opponents. It’s a delicate balancing act which Ryan handles pretty well, opting to err on the side of caution and not say too much. Coach Smith is slightly more forthcoming, but not much. It’s a good thing. It’s DLed’s job to pry information out of these guys, knowing full well that there’s not very much they’re willing to reveal beyond the standard press release. In such a competitive environment as the NFL, it’s surprising we get as much info as we do–thanks to the beat writers! Keep diggin’!

now that's funny

May 7th, 2010
5:20 pm

We have no consistant speed on offense. Harry Douglas is in a wheel chair and Jerious is going to be. No big play threat. Oh well I hope Michael Turner is in good shape.

truth

May 7th, 2010
5:30 pm

Some people have no clue. Not to mention any names………now that’s funny.

truth

May 7th, 2010
5:32 pm

Flame away NTF…..flame away. Who’s your favorite team anyway…NTF? If you say the Falcons you need your little bottom slapped and I’m sure Vick Supporter would love to do it.

truth

May 7th, 2010
5:32 pm

now that’s funny.

papafoxx

May 7th, 2010
5:33 pm

ALLRIGHT Mini Camp Means Football Season is only a couple of months away

Mike Smith

May 7th, 2010
5:42 pm

I just stepped in cow poop.

realbirdofprey

May 7th, 2010
6:14 pm

Hey D. Orlando any word on how Weatherspoon looked in his first day of practice?

cwltank

May 7th, 2010
6:21 pm

Ryan does speak as if he is standing on egg shells. I think peterson starts at WLB & Spoon at Strong. Anderson ?

DawgDad

May 7th, 2010
6:27 pm

I’m juiced for the season to start and it’s still MAY!

Ryan may want to be REAL nice to Mr. Weatherspoon. See the head and neck on that guy? OUCH!

NOLA

May 7th, 2010
6:42 pm

‘Cons r still smarting over their back 2 back winning seasons :) . What will you folks do if you ever win the SB?

waynester

May 7th, 2010
7:29 pm

NOLA
You can be sure we won’t be coming on the Saint’s website to feebly boast like some I could mention…

Sly Ty

May 7th, 2010
7:59 pm

NOLA, if your city were so great, why are you still here in Georgia? We know it is great here, but is it really that much better than the 504? Well actually I know it is better here, but we still want you to leave, if you continue to bring your negative comments. Oh yeah, will be hard to repeat with your head coach possibly being incarcirated by the DEA. LOL

chris taylor

May 7th, 2010
9:41 pm

Yea, no wonder Sean Peyton does crap like starting off a game or 2nd half with an onside kick. Dude’s jacked up off vicodin. Can’t wait till the season starts & we see him on the sidelines shaking like a “crackhead on a galloping horse playing craps” as he goes through DT’s coming off the narcs. Better lower that visor Sean, don’t want someone to see your pupils.

Barry

May 11th, 2010
3:19 pm

Hey Y’all:

I am sorry. I meant “popping” off the ball. You guys know what I mean (LOL). IT IS ON!!!

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a SECRET from a FALCON FAN. TELL EVERYBODY!!!!!

………………”ONE HEARTBEAT,BABY!!!!”………………