FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After a Super Bowl championship was ripped from his grasp, MVP Matt Ryan needed some time to grieve.
He wasn’t alone on the Atlanta Falcons.
This one hurt.
“It sucks. There’s no getting around it,” Ryan said Wednesday. “You hang on to it for a little bit. You’re in kind of your spot, whatever that is, your dark place for a little bit. Then you realize life goes on.”
For the Falcons, that reality began to sink in this week when they returned to their training complex in Atlanta’s sprawling northern suburbs to begin nearly two months of offseason workouts.
Being together again, with a new goal to shoot for, put a bit of salve on their epic collapse at the Super Bowl, where the…