Quarterback Posted October 27, 2015 Share Posted October 27, 2015 http://atlantafalcons.blog.ajc.com/2015/10/27/falcons-matt-ryan-addresses-rumors-im-healthy/FLOWERY BRANCH – Despite never being listed on the team’s injury report, there was rampant speculation on the local sports radio circuit that Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan must be injured.On his weekly appearance on 680 The Fan, Ryan dismissed those concerns.“I am healthy,” Ryan said.The normally accurate Ryan has thrown two interceptions in three games this season, and has completed less than 60 percent of his passes in two of the past three games after a stretch of 14 consecutive games where he completed 60 percent or better.He tracked all of his problems to execution of the new offense. He cited a tipped pass on one of his interceptions against the Titans and he wished he never made the throw on the screen pass in the 10-7 win over Tennessee.Ryan also discussed his incompleted pass to Julio Jones on fourth down, which ended with them having an animated conversation on the sideline.He also discussed Jones’ touchdown catch where the Titans tried to cover him with linebacker Derrick Morgan, the former Georgia Tech standout.“We’re going to win in that situation 100 out of 100 times,” Ryan said. “Julio is just going to be patient with that route. He’s physical enough that even if a linebacker gets his hand on Julio, a lot of guys are not big enough to take that contact. But he’s just as strong as those guys and is able to take the contact and come out of it and then finish with a strong finish into the end zone.”Ryan also discussed the failed attempts on third and fourth down from the one-yard line.“On the third down situation, we obviously felt like we had a good chance to kind of (win) back with the fullback,” Ryan said. “It was something that we’d seen on film that we felt really good ab out. I thought it was a good call….then on the fourth down call, it’s a thing where when you get both guys out, you’re hoping that the play-action freezes one of their DBs. They played really discipline on our No. 1 read. On a fourth down situation, you have to try and give a guy a chance and put the ball into the end zone. Unfortunately for us it (got) tipped. . . .you’ve got to be aggressive in those situations and we were.” Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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