Matt Ryan has been championed as a leader during his time with the Indianapolis Colts and the team is giving fans a look at that leadership.
Since joining the Indianapolis Colts, everyone in the organization has raved about the leadership of new quarterback Matt Ryan. He’s been called demanding, but in a good way, and he knows how to get the best out of all his teammates. Despite only being teammates with Ryan for a couple of months, Nyheim Hines said that he gets chills when Ryan speaks and that he’s ready to run through a wall for him.
When asked about his leadership style, Matt Ryan joked that he just “keeps a foot up their (his teammates) a**.” It became evident that Ryan was a natural leader and that he was pushing the team day in and day out. After months of hearing about it, the Colts finally gave the world a glimpse into Ryan’s leadership.
Indianapolis mic’d Ryan up for a training camp practice and they released a video showing how he attacks the day as a leading quarterback. In the video, Ryan is always working with his teammates on every little detail to perfect their craft.
Matt Ryan is an active leader for the Colts
This video brings to life all the things that Ryan’s teammates have said about him. Tight end Mo Alie-Cox talked about how on every play Ryan is rushing them out of the huddle and yelling to get set and that’s demonstrated in the video.
Something else that stuck out is that Ryan typically has something to say after every pass, whether it was completed or not. He’s talking with the receiver about how exactly they should break off their route, or when to look for the ball, or, it’s Ryan taking accountability for a bad throw or poor timing on his behalf.
One of the most interesting parts of the video was at the 50-second mark when Ryan connected with Michael Pittman Jr. on a long touchdown. Following the play, Pittman came up to Ryan and said, “Great throw, I just need to be on to your time. I’m starting to figure out just do what Matt says, good things will happen.”
Entering this season, that’s the hope. Matt Ryan is a veteran quarterback that is expected to be one of the final pieces for this talented team. Hopefully, his leadership can lead the Colts to a bunch of success.