For the second year in a row, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is organizing a players-only camp that will be held in Florida. Last season, Ryan and former Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme worked together to organize the camp in a similar fashion to Peyton Manning’s players only camps. Tamme and Manning were teammates on the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.
Fresh off a devastating loss in the Super Bowl, Ryan is not taking his foot off the gas. The player’s only camp last season was a strong starting point for the Falcons brotherhood that would develop under the guidance of retired Navy SEALs from Acumen Performance Group. That bond and brotherhood propelled the Falcons to the franchise’s second super bowl appearance.
About 25 players participated in the camp last offseason. This year, Matt Ryan has extended the invite to offensive linemen and kickers. Falcons head Coach Dan Quinn expressed his excitement and approval of the players’ efforts to keep improving.
“I know there will be a huge turnout amongst the whole team,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It kind of shows the strength of Brotherhood and that they have the willingness to get better. It’s going to be a big group that’s down there.”
“It kind of lights me up in a big way that they are going to go down and spend the time together even before we start,” Quinn said. “That’s kind of like their spring training for pitchers and catchers.”
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