Bill Belichick must not have known it’s bad luck to be on a boat before a playoff game. Patriots fan Adam Markopoulos tweeted a photo of New England’s coach and his girlfriend Linda Holliday sleeping on the Nantucket Ferry on Sunday afternoon.
No wonder there was a tough 2015 transition to the complexities and versatility of Kyle Shanahan’s offense, especially while breaking in key new personnel among his line, running game and receivers. The 2016 season has been a tribute to Ryan’s dedication to absorbing something so intricate and making it thrive with everyone younger around him.
It was much different from what I had done in the past, Ryan said. Play calls are a lot longer. Being on top of the details and making sure everything is just right is really important. I just felt that we could do some really good things when we all got comfortable together.
So what’s changed about Ryan Nothing, except that other elements of the Falcons have caught up to him.
It’s no different than Brady hitting his sweet spot with Josh McDaniels through two stints. Or Ben Roethlisberger settling into a groove with Todd Haley. Or Alex Smith finding his comfort zone with Andy Reid after being put through the coordinators wringer in San Francisco. Or, more recently, Matthew Stafford Cheap Jerseys Baseball with Jim Bob Cooter, or Eli Manning, to a degree, with Ben McAdoo.
Rodgers and Drew Brees are the rare, lucky QBs in that sense, having Cheap Jerseys Bike their steady mindmelds with Mike McCarthy and Sean Payton, respectively. We’ve also see plenty of partnerships not bring out the best in a QB, such as the Peyton Manning misfit with Gary Kubiak and Flacco hitting a wall post-Kubiak with Marc Trestman.