Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan may have stumbled onto wise words that the franchise and the fan base should live by in 2021 while answering a question Saturday afternoon about Julio Jones.
No matter how badly many of us that love the Atlanta Falcons and stop hearing about Julio Jones, the fact is, we will continue to hear about him for years to come as he will always be one of the greats to ever wear a Falcons uniform.
Matt Ryan has been very honest and forthcoming about how much he loves Julio and how big of an impact he has had on Matt’s career. They have formed a strong friendship over the last decade that will last long after both are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Atlanta Falcons must move on and focus on the guys that are here
When Matt Ryan was asked about Julio after the Atlanta Falcons practice, he again talked about their relationship but went on to say something very simple and yet highly profound.
“Part of the deal is that you have to move forward”
That has been really tough for this fan base day in the almost five years since the blown 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl. However, 2021 is a great time to do that.
Heading into this season, 90 percent of the roster from that season is gone, the entire coaching staff is gone, the entire front office has been replaced and the Atlanta Falcons have even replaced the majority of the staff in charge of their digital content.
There is no better to move forward than right now.
What happened under Thomas Dimitroff, Mike Smith, Dan Quinn and every assistant coach that has come through Flowery Branch cannot be changed but dwelling on things that had nothing to do with those currently in Atlanta will do nothing but continue to make people miserable.
No one knows what 2021 has in store for the Atlanta Falcons but Matt Ryan is correct, part of the deal is moving forward and with all the change in the franchise, we should all embrace that motto and get behind a franchise that hasn’t given us much reason to smile over the last several years.