Matt Ryan shouldering more leadership responsibilities than ever

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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Being Matt Ryan isn't easy. In fact, it's rather hard. He could complain about his lackluster supporting cast. He could complain about Sam Baker's smelly jock strap. Instead, he just works. He generally hones his craft and he improves. But lately, he's done much more. Lately, he's assumed a different kind of leadership role. Per the Augusta Chronicle's George Henry, Ryan is refusing to take a back seat this off-season.

“For me it’s one those things where I’ve probably been doing more coaching with other guys than I ever have,” he said. “That’s probably the biggest difference in this offseason. As a veteran player on this football team and with young guys coming in, I’m trying as hard as I can to get them up to speed in certain areas. It’s been a little taxing.”

This is what you love to hear about your franchise quarterback. It's precisely this kind of coach/player role every championship quarterback must take on. For Ryan, who is now in his prime, the time is now. He's got all the job security in the world, and if the Falcons are going to get "over the hump," his leadership is an absolute must.

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