Matt Ryan said he spent his offseason trying to add some bulk.
“Heading into each offseason, I try and take two or three areas to really improve on,’’ Ryan said. "This year, it was getting a little bit stronger in the weight rooms. So I’ve been working out pretty hard this offseason to try and put on a little bit of weight to get a little bit stronger and I think that’ll help me out on the field. Also, I think we need to be more effective with some of our throws down the field and that’s something that I’ve certainly worked on early this offseason. And I think a combination of those two things will help our success.’’
This could be very good news for Julio Jones who is most likely to benefit from an increase in (accurate) throws downfield. Ryan finished the season as the #8 QB and seems likely to finish in the top 10 again in 2012.