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The 2010 Pro Bowler (page 28) led teammates in drills at an Atlanta-area high school during the lockout and got married in April.
Dan Patrick: How did the lockout affect your life?
Matt Ryan: It freed up some of my time, that's for sure. But it really just changed where we did our preparation. A lot of guys live in Atlanta, so we could get together and work out a little bit.
DP: Did you have any contact with coaches to help prepare this off-season?
MR: We had no communication. Both sides stuck to the rules. We were lucky, we haven't had any turnover in our coordinators the last three years. We knew our system.
DP: Have you spent time with rookie receiver Julio Jones?
MR: I have. Julio was in Atlanta for about eight weeks after the draft [learning] our playbook.
DP: What's he do well?