The 32-year-old admitted earlier this offseason that he watched the loss several times to get a better understanding of what happened and move on, though he doubts it will ever leave his memory.
“I felt like I took a couple weeks to get away from it and spend time just relaxing and kind of disappearing for a bit,” Ryan told SiriusXM NFL radio. “But when I got back and we started to work on this 2017 season and the team that we have now, all of my focus goes there.
“I think you’ll always have a little bit of that scar that kind of drives you and that’s fine. Never let go of that, but our focus is 100 percent about what we’re doing and what we’re moving forward to.”
Ryan’s best chance to stop the 28-3 questions (and jokes) will be to perform on the field. The Falcons open their season Sept. 10 against the Chicago Bears.
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