It's the time of the offseason when players are ramping up for OTAs and they've got a little more free time on their hands than they do at most other points in the year.
With some of the free time,
With all the focus on the right side of the offensive line during the offseason, one of the more overlooked stories heading into training camp is the job of center and the potential replacement for long-time Falcon Todd McClure. Second-year lineman
“I think it’s a little different, we’ll see how it shakes out," Ryan said. "We’ve got a guy in Peter Konz that played guard for us last year, but during practice, I got a lot of snaps with Peter.
Right tackle is where much of the attention goes on the offensive line and one player will win the job there this year and start for the first time in his career after previous starter Tyson Clabo left during the offseason.
“It’s an unbelievable opportunity for some of our young guys, guys that we drafted in the last three years or four years," Ryan said. "...We’ve got
Three weeks into the offseason program, Ryan said things are going well and he's pleased with the enthusiasm, dedication and energy players have returned with after a disappointing end to 2012 in the NFC Championship. The new additions in free agency and the draft have Ryan excited about the potential in 2013 and while last season didn't go their way in the end, there's no holdover in attitude from that game entering into this year.
“I think it serves as great motivation, but at the same time it's different one year to another," Ryan said. "Our success last year has no bearing on what we’re going to do this year. I think it’s a new team, different schedule. It’s a different deal. I think from a motivating factor, I think everybody understands that if we handle our business the right way, we’re going to have a chance.”