Well, I feel the same and I promise this will be the last topic starter about Ryan from this member until the season starts. And yes this thread is sure to attract some knuckle heads, but it is more intended for those who fully support Ryan and/or those who question or seriously doubt Ryan abilities yet but sincerely want him to be the best he can be
You know, in my opinion, in our last three or four presidents I have witness national embarrassment and a whole lot of nothing getting done. Frankly, I don’t think either of the past two presidents have done squat for our economy! Yet, for me, for my country, my family and your family’s sake, I certainly want the current and future presidents to all be successful. To pull against any is like spitting into the wind, isn’t it? I feel the same About Matt Ryan and our team…I want both to be successful!
So often on this board it seems that some write outlandish things either out of anger, ulterior motives, jealousy or even deliberate attempts to rile others—I’m guilty of the latter too a few times!
For the sole intent to reconcile the Falcon Fans that actually want and hope that Ryan continues to progress and possibly for once help bring this city the Lombardi, I will try to be as concise as possible with my sincere beliefs are about Matt Ryan. I welcome yours!
- All things considered, Matt Ryan is the best QB in Falcons history. Not necessarily the most physically talented (Vick, Miller, Bartkowski and certainly Farve were more physically talented), but safe to say a higher cerebral ceiling and again, all in, our overall best.
- Matt Ryan has been the best QB in the AF history in the regular season.
- Matt Ryan has not been very good in the playoffs (just like his teammates and coaches, frankly). He wasn't "bad" against the Cardinals, "bad" against the Packers (except 2 poor passes), but he was pretty "bad" against the Giants as he seemed to look as if he was stuck in the mud the entire game. This was a setback in my eyes and has indeed warranted some doubt.
- He needs to get better with his deep ball as he at times has floated it so high it loses velocity at its apex and thus underthrown. This is solved with an extra second in the pocket to throw off his back foot plus Matt throwing with a different trajectory and arc. He can do this. He's no Vick, Farve, or Rodgers, but he can throw a football with the same velocity, arc and trajectory as such "average" NFL arms as Brady, P Manning, Brees, Montana, Marino (yes, Marino could barely throw a football 55 yards), Warner--all former singular or multiple Super Bowl QB's.
- Matt is as good as any NFL QB at the short and mid-range passes.
- Matt is a solid leader and a solid teammate, well respected by his teammates, coaches and competitors. He works hard at mastering his trade.
- Matt Ryan is not elusive like a Rodgers or a Brees, nor is he big and strong like a Newton, Freeman or Roethlisberger. In fact, he’s kind of on the skinny side like a Jeff George or Tom Brady.
- More necessary than others, Matt Ryan is more dependent on an elite OL because of #7 above. I think he can flourish with such a line; I think his growth and full potential will be limited—regardless of the number of offensive weapons—without this.
- Matt Ryan is bright—32 on the Wonderlic.
- Matt Ryan is a good, solid man. The guy has never once done a single thing to embarrass himself, his team, this city or you as a fan. Indeed, he's just a good guy!
Me? I course I've never pulled against any player on a team I support, but in Matt's case, the guy is such a class act, dedicated and tireless worker, and all around good leader by example on an off the field, I've never wanted more to see a man succeed...and if one day he does reach the pinnacle of NFL accomplishments by hoisting the Lombardi, no one on the planet will be more joyous, proud and satisfied than me as I don't just want to win...I want to win with a winner!
Edited by Quarterback, 17 April 2012 - 11:02 AM.