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Toughness Crusade” has extended all the way to the quarterback position.
After tossing an interception to cornerback Robert Alford, quarterback Matt Ryan made the tackle – a form tackle – and took Alford to the ground
However, Ryan doesn’t plan to throw his helmet into the ring for the starting free safety position.
“There has been no talk of that (moving to free safety),” Ryan said. “It was just one of those things, first day in pads. (When) we started off with the Oklahoma drill and Smitty kind of made the point that we needed to be a little bit more physical. In good nature, I took Robert to the ground.
“But that was just some of the fun that you have during training camp. He made a great play. … one of the things that gets lost in the shuffle is that I threw a pick. He made a good play, but it was fun.”
this is exactly what I expected when I heard HBO was coming to town. Our 100 million dollar QB formtackling in camp? That is f*cking ridiculous.
If they don't show Smith chewing Ryan's a$$ off on Hard Knocks, Im going with the assumption that
this is a byproduct of it.