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So if you follow Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams), the lovable Digital Content Manager for the Atlanta Falcons, you would have seen this tweet earlier today.
Nope. I only work on projects that can happen. RT @Syngenetic: @FalconsJAdams are you still working on getting Matt Ryan a twitter account?
— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) April 11, 2012
Well, it appears Matt Ryan was in a trolling mood and finally got around to writing in 140 characters.
Verification for @M_Ryan02 is underway. Blue checkmark should be arriving in the next 24 hours. #legitaccount #verifiedfalcons
— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) April 11, 2012
Fantastic news! We can learn more about our franchise quarterback! What are his thoughts on the Saints bounty issue? Is he trying to sign a long-term contract with the Falcons? What does he want Atlanta to do in the draft?
Hi to all the falcons fans!!! This American idol intro looks pretty intense huh??
— Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) April 12, 2012
Well, that is a slow start I suppose, but the most important part being that if you are on twitter, you should be following Matt Ryan.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 12, 2012
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The Atlanta Falcons are expected to be featured in the next installment of HBO's "Hard Knocks," ESPN reported.
HBO doesn't traditionally reveal the starring team until May.
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