Logan Ryan apologizes to fans for grab: ‘That’s not who I am’
|10.24.13 at 2:18 pm ET|
FOXBORO — It was pretty apparent Thursday that the leaders on the Patriots got to rookie Logan Ryan and discussed his inappropriate crotch grab celebration on his pick-6 last Sunday. Safe to say, it won’t be happening again.
“First off, I just want to apologize to all the fans and all the viewers who had to witness that,” Ryan said. “I own up to it 100 percent. It’s not acceptable, not acceptable for me and this team. I want to put it behind me and want to move on and focus on Miami and let people know it won’t happen again and that’s not who I am.
“It was a good play. It was a play where all 11 people on the field were doing their job. It was a great call and we had an opportunity. I had an opportunity to make the play and I did and it helped the team at the time.”
As for his accountability to his teammates and the organization?
“I want to be held accountable for this,” Ryan continued. “I think I have a lot of football in me in the future, and I just want to make the most of it and make the most of my opportunities in the future.”
Ryan made a point of praising the veterans who have taught him the ropes so far in the NFL.
“It’s been a lot of fun, it’s been a learning experience,” Ryan said. “I have a lot to learn and a lot to grow but I’m surrounded by great players on our team, and that’s in the secondary with Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Aqib Talib and even Alfonzo Dennard. They’ve been playing extremely great ball and we want to continue that.
“It slows down week-by-week with repetition. That starts in practice. I’m practicing better than I have in the past. And I think as I practice better, I’ll play better and it will continue to slow down. I just learn a lot about the little things, how to prepare during the week, the things that go unnoticed and you do a lot of little things right, it adds up and make plays [possible] on Sundays.”