Matt Ryan spent 14 seasons in Atlanta before the March trade that sent the former league MVP to Indianapolis. Now, everything once old is new again.
Ryan made his Colts’ debut Saturday against the Bills.
He played four series, going into the second quarter, and completed 6 of 10 passes for 58 yards.
“It felt good just to get out there, just to hear the operation, new voice in the headset, all those different things,” Ryan said, via James Boyd of TheAthletic.com. “Be with those guys, communicate at the line of scrimmage, I thought that part was good. I would have liked a little more production from all of us, but you know, it’s a good start for us.”
Matt Ryan has Colts practicing faster than in the past
It remains to be seen how the acquisition of quarterback Matt Ryan impacts the Colts’ fortunes during the regular season, but they are already seeing one big change during training camp. Each of the Colts’ first two practice sessions has ended about 10 minutes earlier than scheduled and head coach Frank Reich said on Thursday [more]Each of the Colts’ first two practice sessions has ended about 10 minutes earlier than scheduled and head coach Frank Reich said on Thursday that Ryan pushing the tempo has been the reason for the early close. Reich said “we’ve never practiced that fast” in the past and Ryan explained why he’s so adamant on having a faster pace than Indianapolis was accustomed to in practice.
Ryan’s longest completion was a 17-yarder to top receiver Michael Pittman Jr., who led the team with two catches for 30 yards. The team’s other receivers showed they still need some work.
Saturday was a start, though.
“I thought Matt looked sharp,” Colts coach Frank Reich said. “Thought all of his throws were right on the money. We’ve just got to convert some of those.”
Matt Ryan “looked sharp” in Colts’ debut originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
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Barkley nailed a booming 53-yard punt pinning the Panthers deep in their own territory. The second Matt Barkley Punt went much better.pic.twitter.com/3FGyd1q2S5— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 27, 2022 Barkley's kick sliced toward the sidelines and bounced at the 30-yard line before being downed inside the Panthers' eight. Matt Barkley just pinned a punt inside the 10 yard line… not something I ever expected to write.— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) August 27, 2022 The Bills reportedly held a pregame competition to decide who would punt on Thursday night.