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  1. The thread is not ridiculous and one was not enough. I see that you are unable to string together an argument and simply whining AGAIN.
  2. So you are gonna cry about others crying; is that it? Did you expect to come to a forum and see "Matty Ice is da best" or "Falcons going to da Super Bowl"? The people that whine about trolls (critics) are yet trolling the board itself, and are unable to handle any criticism towards the team. Does being a "fan" mean that you stop thinking for yourself and blindly cheer for whatever is out on the field?; If it is, I rather be a fair weathered fan, least I can keep my critical thinking skills, even if it means insults from homers. Fair weathered fan who thinks or a die hard loyal fan who emotes all the time? - I like thinking more.
  3. . . . except Matt Ryan. If anyone does, then they are labeled a troll, Saints, Panthers or Bucs fan, weathered fan and so on. But if the same criticism is heaped onto any other player, than it is justified. Why such partiality towards one player? I've seen posts of people whining about MM, BVG, Robinson, Jerry, and even TD and others; There is banter for and against, but even so, no one is accused of being a hater, troll or fan of the opposition. But the second you say ANY criticism towards Matt Ryan, it is like you just committed blaspheme. Why does the fan base have one player elevated higher than the rest of the team? It seems that the fans are more concerned with Ryan doing well than the team. You see posts of people saying or questioning if Ryan is elite but you don't see anything like that in regards to the rest of the team. Is it Ryan > the rest of the Franchise? The Vick nut-huggers have been accused of making Ron Mexico their god, and rightly so, but it seems the Falcon Fans are turning into Ryan fans (Matt Ryan nut-huggers) and have created a new idol. PS: Title Fix - Falcon Franchise* I accidently hit enter and that is why the thread title is a bit off.
  4. I admit I am not the best at grammar, but I think you should admit you are not that great at logic. You don't want to waste space on a thread that you feel is *****, whatever that is, but yet you do.
  5. Actually you are not nor ever was an Atlanta Falcon - you are a fan of the team, and not part of the team itself. Why swear such undying loyalty towards entertainment anyway?; I never understood that. If you went to see a comedian and liked his comedy act, would you swear such loyalty also? I never understood the mentality of extreme sports fans.
  6. Nothing wrong with being decent but the title of the thread still stands; Not sure of your reasoning if you think you can fix a thread title from a replay. Fixed
  7. If your comment is meant to be in response to the board in general than make your own thread. Calling people idiots only exposes your own inability to debate - such as your rebuttal is evidence of your failure in logic. Any opinion of Ryan is just that - opinion. Some people like Ryan and some don't. I never said Ryan is bad but somehow you inferred that out of thin air - that is called a strawman; specifically since you decided to argue against that misrepresentation. All I said is that Ryan does not live up to the hype and he is just OK. It means he is not good or bad - that he is nothing special or horrible; and as you conceded it is my opinion, so why argue about it? Appealling to commentators as "experts" is an ad populum fallacy as well as an appeal to authority. I have not heard too many compliments about Ryan this year; The most I did hear compliments of Ryan was year 1 and they have been slowly dwindling since then. It seems that Ryan's reputation is based on what he did his first and third years. He has done nothing special this year and as any commentator admits the NFL is about "What have you done for me lately".
  8. Did I say Ryan is bad? Mediocre simply means not good OR bad. It means you are nothing special in one manner or another; Why is this so hard for fans to comprehend?
  9. What does Andre Johnson have to do with Ryan being mediocre or not?; that is a non sequitur.
  10. I didn't say Yates did anything special - That is a strawman. Learn to read what I wrote down so you do not read into what I have typed. I thought Yates is better than Ryan, least in the game. If I think Ryan is mediocre, then the QB whom I am contrasting Ryan with does not need to be special, just less mediocre. Example Ryan throws 1 TD and 2 picks; so all Yates has to do is throw lets say 1 TD and no ints, which IS nothing special but IS better than what Ryan did. Yates had an OK game. Ryan's game was less than OK. See the contrast.
  11. That is "you're" not "your". Please learn basic english grammar before you call people idiots.
  12. the number 7 in my nick has nothing to do with Mike vick if that is what you are inferring I had a 7 in all my nicks in my various accounts on the web - has nothing to do with football, let alone Ron Mexico. Also, trying to infer the meaning of "7" to undermind what I said is called an ad hominem; Undermining the arguer instead of attacking what is actually said is a logic fallacy.
  13. Prisoner of the moment? LOL - So I guess IF Ryan lead the Falcons to a win, the rest of you would have come here to show me how wrong I was. As it turns out, I was right.
  14. At least you are honest. I look at it this way - the NFL is just entertainment. While I do root for the Falcons, I do not get too caught up in it. I think you are suffering from cognative dissonance of some sort; You are realizing your unrewarded but unquestioning loyalty but at the same time you still will root for the team because probably; you rooted for them for so long, why stop now? Be a fan and not a homer; Root for the team, but remember this is just entertainment.
  15. You quoted my post but failed to see the disclaimer I put in. I didn't say it was all his fault. Sure SOME of the blame can be heaped onto the receivers, but those same receivers when they DID catch the ball had to make some serious adjustments to make up for Ryan's inaccuracy. Yin yang - you must take the good with the bad. Plus it seems the homers are reacting like I said Ryan was horrible - I didn't. But lastly, the whole team is not playing bad. The defense has been playing well given the amount of time they are on the field - the defense is fatigued and NO ONE does well when they are exhausted. If the offense was able to sustain some drives, the defense would not be as tired.
  16. I am a fan of the Falcons and NOT to any single player. But it seems to me you are more loyal to Ryan than you are to free speech. I assume you are more concerned that Ryan win then the Falcons.
  17. Wow, talk about a homer-troll. So I critique a player and therefore I am a Saint fan. I didn't even know I was. Did I say anything about the Saints? Hmm, I guess that is homer-troll logic. Critique a player and accuse the critic of being a fan of the opposition.
  18. Scuse me if I am not loyal to mediocrity; I didn't know I owed any unquestioning allegiance. This is entertainment - not family.
  19. The last couple of weeks the homers been asking if Ryan is elite because he played well in a short span, but now that he is face a good defense, Matty Ice is Matty Melt aka Matty Mediocre. T.J. Yates is looking better; Showing better accuracy and pocket presence. I know the Ryan nut-huggers will say its the MM fault - but Ryan is just throwing poorly and the passes he is completing, the credit has to go to the WRs adjusting to his in accurate passes. Ryan is regressing. I had hope that Ryan would continue to improve from last season and even battled the critics who said Ryan's second season was a regression, but there really is nothing to defend at this point. Ryan is decent against crap - mediocre teams, but once he faces stiff competition he folds like a wet noodle. I can honestly say that the Falcons will not win a Super Bowl with Ryan; The best the fans can hope for is that Ryan keeps the Falcons competitive during the regular season - Just don't hold your breath once the playoffs begin. It's not all Ryan's fault, but Ryan is not the QB that is hyped by the media nor the savior the Franchise assumed he would be after his rookie season. There are worse QBs, but there is a lot better ones also and I'm not even going to mention the Elite QBs. Andy Dalton & T. J. Yates > Matt Ryan
  20. LOL I can see the analogy Matt Ryan doesn't compete; Competing implies the possibility of losing. Matt Ryan doesn't lose - He allows other teams to win.
  21. Peyton was starting on a less talented team within his first four years. Even though Manning didn't win a playoff game during that span, he had OVER 4000 yards 3 out of his first four seasons and did at least 30 TDs once in that span. Even his rookie year he passed for over 3700 yards which Ryan just managed to do in his 3rd year. But why compare Ryan to Manning when Ryan is playing to where the NFL rules are more geared to passing? If you want to compare Ryan to someone, why not Flacco or even Sanchez WHO HAVE WON PLAYOFF GAMES IN EVERY YEAR THEY STARTED.
  22. "Elite" QBs are outstanding over MULTIPLE seasons - which I would say for at LEAST 3-4 consectutive seasons before getting that label. Ryan is a decent QB - he is not elite - not even close. When Ryan can carry the team on his perverbial back over the course of several seasons, then maybe we can talk "elite". 30 TDs and over 4000 yards is a great season but even Matt Schaub has had that or close to it for the last couple years and he is not even considered elite - why would you think that IF Ryan did it this season, that he should get that label, if it was only ONE good year? Even if he got those numbers, those are not even "elite" stats. Elite is now throwing over 40 TDs AND getting over 4000 yards AND winning playoff games. Ryan's Completion percentage is still only ok, and his ints are up this year - of course you avoided that because you want to isolate what stats to make your case. Intellectually dishonest aren't we?
  23. NO. Ryan did great against a crap defense. Ryan will get more appreciation if he has the same performance against a good team - until then NO!!!!
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