The 2010 Pro Bowler (page 28) led teammates in drills at an Atlanta-area high school during the lockout and got married in April.
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.
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.
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.
What's he do well?