Matt Ryan's Falcons teammates say the QB will be even better in 2009 than he was when he won widespread acclaim as the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2008. Mike Smith says he has focused on the Falcons' passing game in the organized workouts.
"Matt is making good decisions and being accurate with the football," Smith said. "I don't think those two traits can be overlooked. That's what we've emphasized with Matt, make better decisions and to be more accurate throwing the football."
Ryan says the Falcons already are preparing to deal with increased expectations.