Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and wife Sarah Ryan announced Sunday that they welcomed twin sons, Marshall Thomas and John Matthew, earlier this year. But as Sarah detailed on Instagram, both she and the boys experienced health concerns.
“On January 9th I was placed on hospital bed rest due to complications with my pregnancy. After 6 weeks under the watch of the amazing doctors and nurses at Northside Hospital, our twin boys decided they were ready to make their arrival into the world,” Sarah shared. “They were small but tough and fought their way through their time in the NICU to get strong enough to come home.”
Oddly enough, as much as we broadcast the Patriots, and since I’ve moved to the booth with Phil [Simms] in 2004, I’m approaching 100 New England Patriot broadcasts. That includes a lot of AFC Championship games and handing them the Lamar Hunt Trophy. But I’ve never had New England in one of our Super Bowls. So I’ve never had a [Tom] Brady performance. … I’d have to say that it would be Drew Brees, beating the Colts in Miami in Super Bowl XLIV.
Grant [Hill] really teed me up like a basketball Hall of Famer that he’s gonna be. The ball was gonna be inbounded, length of the court they had to go, 4.7 seconds. As the ball is coming across midcourt, Ryan Arcidiacono is bringing it up for Villanova. You don’t want cross talk over a championship call. Grant sensed it. I pause for just a second. And he inserted: “Watch out for Jenkins!” Jenkins was the trailer. And I played off of that, said: “They get it to Jenkins! For the championship … Yes!” It was huge for me. It made the words flow right into a buzzer-beating national championship call.
“It felt like it was a good fit, first and foremost,” Gay said of joining the Giants. “They’ve got a quarterback. As a veteran, as a guy going into his 12th year, you want to go to a team that has a fast defense and then has a quarterback and weapons on offense. And the Giants have that.”
Gay also comes, no doubt, with a high approval-rating from Deshea Townsend, the Giants’ new assistant defensive backs coach. Townsend was a teammate of Gay’s in Pittsburgh and Gay later played for Townsend with the Cardinals.
Gay will likely be in line to move in as the primary nickel corner in James Bettcher’s defense. The Giants this off-season also added B.W. Webb, Teddy Williams and Curtis Riley for depth and competition in training camp at cornerback.