The Dirty Bird Daily: Matt Ryan impressed with Shanahan system


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Sep 18, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) looks to pass as Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews (70) blocks Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Scott Solomon (60) in the first quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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Peter King of The MMQB takes a look at the 2015 Falcons team. He gives thoughts on the draft including one quarterback to watch.

"“One big hurdle in becoming like the Seahawks is the free safety position. Seattle didn’t become a top 10 unit until Thomas played at his All-Pro level in second season, 2011.”"

Predict the Schedule

Do you want to win a pair of Falcons season tickets for the 2015 season? All you need to do is correctly predict the order of the Falcons’ regular season schedule. Sounds simple, right? All the details can be found on by clicking this link.

"“Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will get his first look at his new team’s 2015 schedule soon. The league is expected to release the upcoming regular season schedule in the coming days, and the Falcons are giving fans 18 years or older a chance to win a pair of season tickets to watch Quinn’s team in 2015. Beginning Friday, April 10 at 5 p.m., eligible fans will have a chance to predict the exact order in which the Falcons will play each of their opponents in the upcoming season to win the prize of two 2015 season tickets.”"

Matt Ryan is embracing Kyle Shanahan’s offense

As Reid Ferrin of writes, Matt Ryan is embracing the new system led by Kyle Shanahan:

"“The entire Falcons roster has embraced the change that has taken place at team headquarters in Flowery Branch since the start of 2015, including franchise quarterback Matt Ryan, who enters his eighth year in the league.When Atlanta’s offseason workouts began this week, Ryan continued further connecting with new head coach Dan Quinn, while also making the most of his time learning from new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.”"

As ever, there is plenty of content right here at Blogging Dirty:

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  • The Falcons could find late-round value in WR Darren Waller. Here’s why.
  • Linebacker Paul Worrilow has turned to yoga. Read more here.

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