FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Matt Ryan wasn't satisfied to set a Falcons record for yards passing in a season in 2011.
He wasn't content to join Dan Marino and Joe Flacco as the only quarterbacks since 1950 to win at least 40 games in their first four seasons.
So about three weeks after the Falcons' wild-card playoff loss to the Giants, Ryan was the first Atlanta player to show up at the team's weight room.
Ryan says he's determined to improve. He wants to bring the Falcons the postseason success the team has missed in his four seasons as the starting quarterback.
He says the only way he knows to be better is to work harder, and that has driven him as he prepared for Thursday's first practices of training camp.