Sport Ryan wants Falcons to put Super Bowl loss behind them

19:20  19 june  2017
19:20  19 june  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are putting their crushing Super Bowl LI defeat in the past. With the OTA practice schedule now in full swing, the reigning MVP says the focus has completely shifted to what lies ahead.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan struggled to put a finger on exactly what went wrong Sunday in a 34-28 OT loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, in which Atlanta let a 28-3 lead slip "Sure, we did some good things just made some mistakes in certain situations that put us behind the chains," Ryan said.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan understands all too well how important it is to the team to leave the stunning Super Bowl loss in the past.© Eric Seals-USA TODAY Sports Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan understands all too well how important it is to the team to leave the stunning Super Bowl loss in the past. Know what Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is tired of hearing about?

The Super Bowl loss.

Ryan and the Falcons were obviously going to face endless questions this summer after blowing the lead against the New England Patriots and now staring a Super Bowl hangover right in the face.

For Ryan, though, the process of putting the gaffe behind the team started months ago, as captured by D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

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Darren Woodson empathizes with Matt Ryan 's determination to put Super Bowl LI behind him. Asked if he is finished watching the Super Bowl tape, Ryan said he is and emphasized that he and the Falcons are focused on the upcoming season.

This is not a topic Ryan wants to revisit. In his nine years at the helm of this team, nobody’s ever seen Ryan sweat. He says the right things, does the Ryan , 2008: by the book, outworking everyone, in the Super Bowl . The Falcons , and Ryan , have been rewarded, and a date with Tom Brady is the result.

“We’re already back at it,” Ryan said. “When we started as a team in April, we got together before that as players down in Miami, it was time to move one. It was time to look forward. Anytime that we kind of dwell on that, is wasted time. We have to focus trying to become the best football team that this group can be.”

Ryan doesn’t want to hear about the usual Super Bowl hangover, either:

“But this year’s group is different and this team is different,” Ryan said. “We have to find a way to become the best football team that we can. Find ways to get better and improve. That’s what we are trying to do.

The problem? No team since 1993 has returned to the Super Bowl after losing it the year prior. And this seems like a taller task than usual for these Falcons, as teams in the NFC South have loaded up on improvements. The offenses around the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got major boosts this offseason, while the New Orleans Saints hope to field a more productive defense.

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On the falcons beat. Super Bowl loss still stings for QB. Ryan won’t blame play-calling, saying he loves coaches’ approach. “When I let it go, I was just trying to put it high in a safe spot for him to make a play,” Ryan said.

The disappointment from the Falcons ’ Super Bowl collapse won’t go away any time soon for Atlanta fans and players. But Matt Ryan isn’t hiding from the spotlight after the loss . He’s looking ahead to next season.

Ryan is saying all the right things as of now. Whether the Falcons can truly overcome such a devastating loss alongside history itself is another conversation entirely.

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