“All I Was Watching Was Matt Ryan”

September 11th, 2016

Details of Matt Ryan study emerge

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, clarified his early development under Dirk Koetter for Atlanta media this week.

During a conference call, Jameis explained that over and over and over again, after arriving to Tampa, he was glued to film of the Falcons’ stud quarterback, Matt Ryan.

Jameis emulating Ryan is not new news, but Jameis explained just how long it went on, and Koetter explained, via AtlantaFalcons.com.

“For a good three months, all I was watching was Matt Ryan,” James Winston said Wednesday. “So I definitely know the caliber of quarterback that Matt Ryan is. He’s a great guy. So I definitely took some of his little techniques that he used in Dirk’s offense and definitely applied them to mine.”

According to Koetter, who’s now Tampa’s head coach, drop backs, mechanics and movement in the pocket were areas Winston focused on as he observed Ryan’s tape. He studied footwork, too — specifically, how to time his feet with the depth of his receivers’ routes.

“I think that’s one of the hardest things for a young quarterback coming out of college to learn,” Koetter said. “Even though Jameis came from a pro system at Florida State, we just probably have more variations of drop back footwork than he was used to. So we had three full seasons of cutups of the time I was in Atlanta and a pretty darn good quarterback showing him how to do it.”

As for that “good three months” of studying Ryan, Joe sure hopes the members of the Bucs defense tried to match that through the spring and summer.

3 Responses to ““All I Was Watching Was Matt Ryan””

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Atlanta ready?

  2. Walter Says:

    Matt Ryan’s a good guy…….. now let’s put his ass in the grass

  3. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Jameis is ATL ready and you already know Kwon is. Gonna be a great day