Matt Ryan: Jeff Saturday did a great job


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Colts quarterback Matt Ryan believes in interim coach Jeff Saturday.

Ryan mentioned after the Colts beat the Raiders that Saturday confirmed up final week and instantly addressed the embarrassment of his personal presence, having not been a part of the workforce and now main the workforce. Saturday, then, he started working and the workforce labored exhausting in preparation for the Raiders.

“He was the one who introduced it up, and I believe that basically helped,” Ryan mentioned. “I believed he did an excellent job earlier within the week in addressing the state of affairs, understanding that it is fully unprecedented, fully distinctive, and he was very clear about how he was going to strive to try this and really clear about what he anticipated from the blokes.”

Ryan recalled rising up as a fan of Peyton Manning and watching Saturday throw the ball to him, and mentioned he at all times loved Saturday, going again to their first Professional Bowl collectively when Ryan represented the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday’s workforce grew up cheering per .

“I do know Jeff, I believe I performed him within the Professional Bowl perhaps 2010, which is humorous,” Ryan mentioned. “I at all times keep in mind, being from Georgia, Georgia household, he was like, ‘Can I get your helmet?’ And I used to be like, What? Jeff Saturday? As a result of I used to be a Peyton fan.”

It has been a very long time since that Professional Bowl assembly, and nobody might anticipate Ryan and Saturday to be collectively once more underneath these circumstances. However for the primary week, a minimum of, it labored.