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  1. 6 incompletions all game, including the 2nd half. Other people have to make plays too. Let's not revise history here. What are you blaming him for in the second half? Are you're blaming him for the fumble, where Freeman completely whiffed his block and almost got Ryan murdered? Or the holding penalty that put us out of FG range when we were in position to extend the lead even farther? Or the 27 yard dime to Julio that put us in FG range again right before Shanahan called a pass play that ended up having Freeman miss a block resulting in the fumble and more lost points? Or the defense no
  2. Lmao, 16 regular season games and 2.5 postseason games are an anomaly. But the 2nd half of the Super Bowl was who we really were. Ryan was 17/23 in the Super Bowl with a QB Rating of 144.1, including an 85 yard TD drive to open the 2nd half. It was miserable after that, but none of that was because of Ryan. Anybody thinking Ryan is the reason we don't have a SB trophy is the one rewriting history.
  3. We didn't have any of these problems with Shanahan. Matt Ryan broke the NFL record, throwing TD passes to 13 different players in 1 season. Led the league in scoring. We had these problems with Sark and DK. If somebody like Calvin Ridley is not getting separation, the defense knows the route he's running. If your QB gets sacked 8 times in one game, the OC did not make any proper adjustments. Instead of spreading out their defense, DK went max protect with only 2 guys running routes. You don't slow down a pass rush by loading the box. You slow down a passrush by making the DL guess,
  4. Ryan had a few bad throws. That being said, this is a scheme problem. DK's 4 verticals scheme doesn't work against defenses that can get pressure with their front 4. The plays take too long to develop. Ryan had to hold onto the ball way too long and people still weren't open. Did anybody actually watch the game? There were no underneath outlets and nobody open while the pocket was collapsing. That's terrible scheme and playcalling. No misdirection, no playaction, no quick slants, nothing that had their defense guessing. It's like they were in the huddle with us.
  5. Steal of the draft? It's a low risk high reward signing. They will likely give him next to nothing, putting him on their PS to get into game shape. If he keeps his nose clean, they could get an athletic CB out of him. If he can't, they didn't use a draft pick or any capital to sign him.
  6. He’s on pace for the number of TD’s and explosive plays I thought he would, but he’s averaging more receptions and yards than I expected. He’s looked really good out there. I like his attitude, athleticism, and speed. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his hands. I had no idea his hands were this good. His blocking does need improvement.
  7. My only complaint about Zacceaus was his effort on that Matt Ryan interception. It looked to me like he could've made a play on the ball, or at least played some defense on it. Other than that, he looked great yesterday.
  8. The Colts actually had a really good defense in some of those seasons. They had a mediocre defense in many other seasons. Not to mention Tony Dungy amongst other really good coaching staffs. Don't even get me started on the Broncos supporting cast and coaching staff. Can you honestly say that Ryan has had the same level of support on the defensive side and coaching? Shanahan was the only great OC he had, only had him for 2 seasons, and was league MVP in one of them. And then there's our defense...
  9. 1st surprise is that he has more wins than Drew Brees. Second surprise is that he did it with the Falcons. Brady, Favre, Elway, and Roethlisberger all had great defensive support in really well-run organizations. I would say Marino, Ryan, and Manning had the least support over their respective careers, though Peyton had outstanding defenses during his Super Bowl winning seasons.
  10. If Takk plays anywhere next year, we'd get at least a 5th round compensatory pick. We are supposed to get a 5th for Beasley. There is minimal upside for the Falcons in trading Takk for a 5th or 6th. Yes, we might not get anything if he doesn't play anywhere, but there's also a possibility that he starts and gets us a 4th or 3rd. Personally, I am glad we are not trading him and giving him an opportunity to increase his stock playing for another team. Bench him and don't let him see the field. Bon voyage while your stock continues to plummet. That's what you get for turning your back on a
  11. I'm off the bandwagon. Seriously, this response makes me feel like he doesn't have the gut to lead the team. He might connect well with the players, but this really calls into question his ability to make smart in-game decisions. If he said Younghoe was coming off of a hamstring injury, our defense had been playing really well all game, he trusts his guys to make a play, wants to maintain an aggressive identity, Gurley is supposed to get us lined up in the middle of the field and not score there, realistically anything would be better than what he said. ****, I would've felt better if
  12. I disagree. Transparency leads to correction. If you sweep it under the rug every time somebody screws up, they continue to make the same mistakes. Transparency leads to accountability which leads to corrective action. Stop sweeping it under the rug. The head of officials always supporting the officials is aggravating as well. He said Terrell launched. Terrell never left his feet, turned his head to not initiate helmet contact, and any lunging toward Stafford was because Stafford tried to step back to avoid getting tackled. It's absurd supporting the officials making that call in t
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