MC Day 2: Ryan’s precision passing returns

The Ice Man heated up a great deal on Saturday. (Curtis Compton/AJC).

The Ice Man heated up a great deal on Saturday. (Curtis Compton/AJC).

FLOWERY BRANCH –  After tossing five minicamp interceptions on Friday, quarterback Matt Ryan bounced back with a sharp  Saturday morning practice.

During the seven-on-seven drills, he completed 7 of 8 passes.

Quarterbacks Chris Redman, D.J. Shockley and John Parker Wilson also threw passes during the drill. Overall, the group completed 12 of 16 passes.

Ryan best throw was to Troy Bergeron, who had slipped behind cornerback Christopher Owens on and out-and-up route along the left sideline.

Ryan hit him in stride for a touchdown.

19 comments Add your comment


May 8th, 2010
4:05 pm

Seems like all Troy Bergeron does is catch passes and get cut???


May 8th, 2010
4:15 pm

How does the WR from V-nova look?


May 8th, 2010
4:32 pm

We’re all dying to know how Corey Peters looks, and especially whether he seems to get a big push in passing situations. Did you see him in any drills?

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 8th, 2010
4:39 pm

BP — He looks awesome!!!

Greg — Hard to eval the DLine with no pads on. He looks the part, but won’t get a good read on him until we see some live contact during training camp.


May 8th, 2010
4:42 pm

Matty Ice is the MAN!!!!!!!!!


May 8th, 2010
4:51 pm

Yea Matty Ice is the man with 5 picks in 2 days of minicamp.


May 8th, 2010
4:52 pm

BP, that dude from Villinova was really showing out today. Has good speed with really good size. Caught everything thrown his way.

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Reid Adair

May 8th, 2010
5:09 pm

The critics will point to the five interceptions in yesterday’s first session of mini-camp, but Ryan is much better than that – as most everyone knows.


May 8th, 2010
5:14 pm

I always look forward to seeing DJ out there.


May 8th, 2010
5:31 pm

5 int may have been indended to work with DB’s, drills on when to play ball and when not to, the coaches may have told the QB’s to force passes to covered receivers to see how DB react. can’t judge QB on mini-camps.

Delbert D.

May 8th, 2010
5:43 pm

Villanova? Finneran?

The balls weren’t broken in yesterday. Much better today, much better grip.


May 8th, 2010
5:50 pm

Delbert we have a rookie name brandyn harvey, tall, lanky, good hands. FINN 2010

Bangkapi Ajarn

May 8th, 2010
6:47 pm

Delbert D.

Yep, Villanova! Finneran! And now, possibly Harvey if he makes the team. listed 6′3″ or 6′4″, 200#’s or so.


May 8th, 2010
8:03 pm

lmao matty ice up to his old picks… i mean tricks

Rev Blake

May 9th, 2010
1:37 pm

Ahhh, the return of all the sour grape “my man got railroaded” fans. Ryan will perform like he has his first two seasons: Like a winner. 11-5; 9-7. No other quarteback in Falcons history has accomplished that feat. Move along…


May 10th, 2010
8:45 am

Complaining about pick in a mini camp and celebrating a touchdown pass in mini camp are two in the same……..DUMB.

Good grief it’s m…i…n…i c…a…m…p!!!!


May 10th, 2010
2:00 pm

If Meier and Harvey are good enough, they should replace Jenkins and Finneran. If Finn stays for spec teams, then Bergeron goes. Seems like coaches don’t give much respect to the good route runner/good hands recievers. They like the speedy ball droppers better. Some teams have come around to some of that type WR and have reaped the rewards.


May 27th, 2010
8:15 am

Ryan’s stats this season- 3500 yards with 25 TDs and 15 INTS. No excuses this year Matt. Doesn’t seem like the coaches are gonna hold his hand and skip down candy lane anymore. I’d like to see him be more accountable for his mistakes rather than blame it on “still learning”. I think he’s talented, he just needs to fine tune it and stop the dumb decisions.