Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan wants to help his team succeed. That's an incontrovertible fact. He's not the most talented quarterback in the league; that said, his sheer determination rivals that of any signal caller. After a mediocre campaign in 2015, Ryan is ready and willing to do whatever it takes to right the ship.
The Falcons don't need Ryan to be perfect to succeed. They only need him to play his game and be the clutch quarterback we've grown to love. So now's the time for him to get back to basics, and he's doing just that. The Mothership's Kelsey Conway wrote an interesting piece about Ryan's mirror-focused training regimen. (Go read it now, if you haven't already.)
"Simple things like getting in front of a mirror, trying to get your feet into position to be able to drive the ball the way we want to and the timing of the play," Ryan said when asked how he worked to improve his comfort level with the system. Working in front of a mirror helps Ryan watch his feet closely, making sure everything is aligned properly while he practices different drops and continues to master the timing.
It's hard to think about technique when you're trying to digest a new, complicated scheme. I can't blame Ryan letting some of his technique get sloppy. Your thoughts?