Atlanta's Matt Ryan won't back down

Disastrous '13 hasn't changed QB's goal of making Falcons Super Bowl contenders

Originally Published: June 12, 2014
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Once the regular season starts, Matt Ryan vanishes from Twitter. He doesn't post anything. He doesn't read his mentions. He doesn't lurk.

Last year, that was a wise thing. The Twitterverse can be vicious, and Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons gave it plenty of ammunition. A 4-12 record can spawn a lot of hate.

"I imagine it would have been really complimentary, judging how Twitter goes," Ryan said sarcastically.

But the 29-year-old Ryan is committed to proving that 2013 was an ...

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