Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 5/29/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass against the New York Giants on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Falcons 34-31 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons wide receivers are used to playing catch with their quarterback, but this offseason they will be playing catch up. After his team's season came to a disappointing conclusion on Jan. 8 with a 24-2 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan took only a few weeks off before beginning his offseason training regimen. In seasons past, Ryan has worked on different elements of his game, such as his footwork, which he did in part by studying some of the league's elite quarterbacks on videotape. This year, Ryan has hit the gym in an attempt to get stronger. "I mean, he throws it a little bit harder than he did last year," Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said on the first day of offseason team activities. "He's done a lot in the offseason, he's been working out since February, so really not a break for him. He's a little bit ahead of everybody else and that's a good thing any time your star quarterback...
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