WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- They were big kids playing with kids. NFL Pro Bowlers, Antonio Brown of the Steelers and Falcons quarterback, Matt Ryan were in town for the 24th annual Colonial All-Pro Football Camp from the College of William & Mary. Both were also going through off seasons in which they were trying rebound from tough endings of the 2016 season. Brown, who had 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns, but Pittsburgh fell short in the AFC Championship game to the Patriots 36-17. "We've got to set out and do something great", he says about the upcoming season.
Ryan is of the same feeling, but one step further for the reigning NFL MVP. As much as he'd like to forget it, nearly five months later, the question still persists. How did he and the Falcons let a 25 point lead in Super Bowl LI slip away in the form of a 34-28 overtime loss to Brady and the Patriots? More importantly have they let it go? "I think so", he says. "Obviously disappointed. We wanted it to end differently, but I think we all took our time and dealt with it the way we needed to." Both had a great time with the campers on hand from around Hampton Roads. Brown and Ryan are eager to get back work when training camp for both players gets underway next month.