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Just My Type
Dan Patrick
August 08, 2011
Matt Ryan
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August 08, 2011

Just My Type

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MR: A lot of things. He's bigger and stronger and faster than I thought he would be.

DP: Is Jones what the Falcons needed to improve?

MR: I think so. I think [Jones], along with Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Harry Douglas in the slot and Mike Turner in the backfield... . It's going to make it difficult for teams to defend us.

DP: How worried are you about the Falcons' defense after falling to the Packers 48--21 in last season's playoffs?

MR: That night didn't turn out the way we wanted it to on either side of the ball.

DP: How good were the Packers?

MR: I don't think anybody was going to beat them. Aaron Rodgers played, quite honestly, one of the best playoff games I've ever seen a quarterback play.

DP: What can we expect from rookie quarterbacks after missing so much of the off-season?

MR: It's hard enough to do it when you have a normal off-season. I think this adds an extra level of difficulty. For me, it would have been extremely difficult to come in without having the OTAs and the minicamps.

DP: Are there ever times you forget the play when you get to the line of scrimmage?

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