QB corner: Matt Ryan discusses the Eagles

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and head coach Mike Smith look on in apparent dismay. (Curtis Compton/Ccompton@ajc.com)

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and head coach Mike Smith look on in apparent dismay. (Curtis Compton/Ccompton@ajc.com)

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t mind returning to his hometown for some football, just don’t ask him to sing the Penn Charter High fight song.

“I still have a lot of family there,” Ryan said. “It’s always fun for them to be able to come to the game.”

Thus far, Ryan is 0-2 in games at Lincoln Financial Field, having lost matchups in 2008 and 2010.

Here’s a brief Q&A involving Ryan and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Cunningham.

Q: How tough is it to prepare for the Eagles with a new defensive coordinator?

A: As far as the personnel goes, it’s going to be the same guys out on the field, and their personnel is very good. We’ve got to be prepared to adjust to some things on the sideline. By studying the guys we are going against and understanding how they play.

Q: How important is it to have a fast start against a team with a lot of changes?

A: That’s one area we need to improve. We haven’t done a good job with that the last couple weeks. We want to start fast and maintain that throughout the game. Regardless what they have going on, that’s a point of emphasis for us this week.

Q: Has Asante Samuel been able to pass along some helpful information about the Eagles?

A: Obviously he’s played with a lot of those guys and knows their tendencies and those kinds of things, strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day, it comes down to execution. I think it will help a bit, but we still have to go out there and play.


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October 28th, 2012
8:26 am


October 28th, 2012
8:26 am

…………………RISE UP


October 28th, 2012
8:30 am

Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!

norm van brocklin

October 28th, 2012
12:18 pm

Don’t give up your dayjob!!!


October 28th, 2012
12:31 pm

reality will set in for the falchics. the eagles will win big and matt ryan will be exposed for the second game in a row.


October 28th, 2012
12:43 pm

We always have to measure up the Falcons? WHat about Philly Checking how good they are because the Falcons aredarn good if not Great!


October 29th, 2012
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