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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan works out as offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, left, watches during NFL football training camp, Monday, July 30, 2012, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan likes to undersell his athleticism in a self-deprecating manner.
Ryan doesn't talk much about it publicly, but he is usually among the first to poke fun at his speed and arm strength.
Despite a 43-19 record in the regular season, Ryan knows he will be judged on winning and losing in the playoffs. He is 0-3 in the postseason and until the Falcons finally win a playoff game, Ryan understands he must live with the results.
But has this assumed lack of pizazz affected his level of respect? He shrugged when asked why the NFL Network last month left him off its list of top 100 players for 2012, saying, "It's not something I worry about."