The Metamorphosis Of Matt Ryan And His Manipulation Of The Qb Rating… in Talk About the Falcons Posted November 30, 2013 · Edited November 30, 2013 by David Deas It would be different if they were monsters in the running game and just couldn't pass protect. At that point you start wondering if the QB is moving to the wrong spot, failing to step up, etc.But they can't block in ANY phase of the game. So it's not like the passing game goes off the rails because of the QB, but the running game is solid. I suppose we could claim it's the RBs' fault that the running game is poor, but anyone with eyes can see that the problem is the line doesn't move defensive players off the ball. The line gets no push. They haven't for AT LEAST 3 years now. It's past time to fix that. When we do, if Ryan is still struggling, we can talk about the QB. Until then, we should acknowledge Ryan's play has been sub-par this season. But we should put our focus on the thing that's been a problem for 3 years instead of pretending Matt Ryan suddenly became a sub-par QB in the season where our already poor OL was blown up (2 starters lost to retirement/FA and 1 to injury), and our starting receivers AND starting RB have been either hurt or out for the season.Pass blocking and run blocking are definitely not the same skill set. You should not compare the two in the manner that you have. It's possible to be bad at pass protection but good at running, or bad at run blocking but good at pass blocking. Plenty of pass happy teams in the NFL have offensive lines that fit the latter description.You know, about half the fans of NFL teams across the league are convinced that their offensive line is inadequate or one of the worst in football. Even Broncos fans are doom and gloom about their offensive line, pointing to Ryan Claddy's injury. They already have their fingers ready and pointed in case they lose in the playoffs.