Podcast: Matt Ryan gives a rousing response during word association

FLOWERY NRANCH, Ga. – About midway through the the latest edition of Falcons Audible podcast, Matt Ryan, Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey were asked to play some word association.

In case you don't know how it works, it goes something like this: A word or phrase is presented, and a person responds with the first thought or word that comes to mind.


So, Ryan, Koetter and Mularkey were each given three words or phrases by yours truly. Here's my list:

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Dirk Koetter NFC South Falcons offensive line Julio Jones
Mike Mularkey Austin Hooper Matt Ryan Dirk Koetter
Matt Ryan Falcons offense 2019 Julio Jones

All three of them gave fantastic responses.

To be honest, I wasn't sure where Koetter would go when I asked him about the NFC South or the Falcons offensive line. And Mularkey gave a pretty interesting response when I said, "Austin Hooper," too. On a side note, I was able to squeeze in an extra one with Mularkey because I showed him my notes where I had written "Falcons run game." You'll have to listen for his amusing response.

While all of their responses were insightful and sometimes surprising, a few of them – especially when Ryan gave a one-word response to "2019" – will undoubtedly give Falcons fans chills and goosebumps.

There were a number of other topics and some fantastic behind-the-scenes stories shared on the podcast, including the story behind Ryan's first-ever NFL pass, which ended up being a 62-yard touchdown to Michael Jenkins. You can listen to the entire podcast below.

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