I think whenever we get to that week well do the same thing weve done the past couple of years: Thats try to make it as normal as possible week to week. That (Super Bowl video) will be part of our breakdown for sure, but its only one part. Were going to have a few different guys, too, and so will they.
By the time this week ends, Ryan and more than 40 of his Falcons teammates will have gathered in South Florida to get a head start on Atlantas official offseason workout program set to begin Monday at team headquarters. Thats when the process of leaving behind memories of losing a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl will begin in earnest for the entire franchise.
I think the more you dwell on it and you think about it too much, the more it lingers, Ryan said. It is what it is. Well move forward and learn from it.
Even if it means having to take a step back when readying to face the Patriots.
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Quarterback Christian Chapman. Im not going to pretend Chapman is a world-beater. He was only asked to throw about 20 passes per game last year, took too many sacks, and mostly stuck the ball in an awesome runners belly. Still, hes started for two years, and he completed 61 percent with a 20-to-6 TD-to-INT ratio. He could become more of a play-maker in his third year.
Receiver Mikah Holder. The only receiver targeted more than 40 times last year, Holder averaged a ridiculous 21.7 yards per catch, and every pass he caught resulted in a successful play (per success rate definitions).