You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Camp Brotherhood set for Florida again


For the second season in a row, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is organizing “players-only” camp that will be held in Florida before the players report for the strength and conditioning program on April 17.

Last season, during their march to the Super Bowl, several players contended the players-only camp helped to build a strong bond on the team and eventually led to what the team called the “Brotherhood” feeling.

Last season, about 27 players participated in the camp that was held at a Fort Lauderdale High school. This year the offensive linemen and kickers are set to join the skill position players.

“I know there will be a huge turnout amongst the whole team,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It kind of shows the strength of Brotherhood and that they have the willingness to get better. It’s going to be a big group that’s down there.”

Quinn was elated to hear the news about the gathering.

“It kind of lights me up in a big way that they are going to go down and spend the time together even before we start,” Quinn said. “That’s kind of like their spring training for pitchers and catchers.”

Ryan modeled the camp after the ones Peyton Manning used to hold when he was with the Indianapolis Colts. He had some help from former Colts and Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme, who was part of the group last season. Tamme has not be re-signed by the Falcons thus far in free agency.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Falcons

NFC South teams making moves, trying to catch Falcons
NFC South teams making moves, trying to catch Falcons

The past two NFC champions have come from the South Division, the Falcons and the Carolina Panthers. Tampa Bay and New Orleans have been active in free agency trying to catch the Falcons, and the Panthers are trying to revive their operation after dipping from 15-1 in 2015 to last place at 6-10 in 2016. With free agency basically over and the teams...
Would Falcons ‘opt out’ of color rush uniforms?
Would Falcons ‘opt out’ of color rush uniforms?

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to play a Thursday night home game in the 2017 season and wear red from head-to-toe as part of the NFL’s “color rush” promotion. A bylaw presented to the league by the Washington Redskins, however, seeks to give teams the opportunity to “opt out” of wearing the one-color scheme uniforms...
Fate of Dwight Clark, Gale Sayers reaffirm NFL not doing enough
Fate of Dwight Clark, Gale Sayers reaffirm NFL not doing enough

First came news that Gale Sayers, one of the more graceful athletes ever to carry a football, suffers from dementia so severe that he gives blank stares when asked to sign his own name. Then we heard Dwight Clark, whose strong hands gripped more than 500 receptions in his career, including arguably the most memorable in NFL history, struggles today...
Take the ultimate Falcons draft quiz
Take the ultimate Falcons draft quiz

The Falcons have the 31st pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be held April 27-29.
Julio Jones’ injury update: ‘The foot’s good’
Julio Jones’ injury update: ‘The foot’s good’

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who recently had foot surgery, gave an update after his appearance at the state capitol Wednesday. “I’m good,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The foot’s good. I’m two weeks out now, I think, but it’s good.” Jones was on hand to announce the name for the...
More Stories