Good to see Ryan in a light not so proper. It humanizes him, musses up that starched image just enough to let us know he is not a NFL shop mannequin.
This isn’t a cotillion. The roughest game has need of certain salty communication skills. You want your leader to be capable of spitting fire in private even if, in public, he trades in platitudes. Sure, we always have celebrated Ryan’s composed, cerebral side. But if it takes borrowing some inspirational words for his team from a bus station bathroom wall, it’s good to know that Ryan has the tools.
Heaven knows there was reason enough for him to go all Teamster on his team during last season’s debacle.
Another year like that, and it will be certain Falcons fans dog-cussing Ryan. Rest assured he is able to give a little of it back, even if the HBO cameras are gone and it is out of earshot.