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  1. New falcons Vid is up talking about why Matt Ryan's INT's My new video highlighting the INT's thrown so far. Please discuss what you think is the problem is and reasons why below. Thanks guys! Trying hard to keep the train moving lol Email us suggestions and comments at YouTube: UnintentionalGrounding - Twitter:@UnGrShow - Facebook: Instagram - ungr_show Go support us on Patreon Design and Motion Graphics by: Domingo Rodriguez - @d.omingo on Instagram
  2. But on 4th down with the game on the line Matt just seem to make the wrong throw. (Too me) Nfc championship sf v. Falcons 4th and whatever.. 10 yards away from the SB ... Matt drop back and throw the ball to Roddy white who was obviously interfere with but not call and Matt threw it hoping to get the call but end of game for us.while Tony was in the back of the endzone hosting a tea party. Now most time Matt may bring attention to a pass interference by throwing the receivers way but why leaves it up to the ref? Today 4th &1 it was a obvious hold on Gabriel right in front of the referee and he refused to call it. On the other side of that play hardy is running a slant to the end zone and looked open 4 a corner shot....but Matt saw Gabriel get held so he passed it in hopes of getting a penalty instead of taking a shot in the endzone. THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY! I mean I could sleep better knowing he at least took a shot in the endzone to win the game! I love me sum Matt but if you in the red zone with seconds left...let's try to win the game...Take your shot! Am I the only one that see it like this? I could be tripping.
  3. Scott Davis Business InsiderJuly 11, 2017 (Tom Brady is tough to coach.Steven Senne/AP) Tom Brady's work ethic and obsessiveness has been well-chronicled, but that doesn't mean he takes care of all of the work for his coaches. According to Houston Texans coach and former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, coaching Brady is "one of the most difficult jobs you can have as a coach." O'Brien told Mike Meltser and Seth Payne of CBS Houston in a radio interview that coaching Brady is challenging because Brady wants to be coached and is so well-versed in football that it, in turn, puts pressure on the coaches. "One of the most difficult jobs you can have is coaching Tom because he wants to be coached. You coach him every single day, every minute of the day, and all year round because he’s all football. He’s a phenomenal guy and the reason why he is what he is, is because he’s obsessed with football. He’s a great family guy, don’t get me wrong, but I mean, he’s obsessed with football. So when you’re coaching him you better be ready to go at a moment’s notice whether it’s for a meeting, or practice or game, and it made me a much better coach when I was fortunate enough to coach him." O'Brien continued saying that Brady's knowledge of the playbook and reading defenses means that he could pick apart good and bad play calls. "If you called a play in the game — a lot of our plays are choices, you can run this or this — and either choice stunk, he would be able to in two seconds, change that to what he saw, boom, and this is what we're running, and he did that. You can't do that with everybody. And he did that with his own brain power, based on his own experience ... He's one of those guys, if he wasn't a football player, I always say he could be a surgeon, a doctor, a lawyer, whatever, he's that type of brain power." O'Brien also recalled a funny anecdote when he left the Patriots to coach the Penn State football team. O'Brien said he was so used to running so many plays so efficiently with Brady and the Patriots that when he gave the same workload to college players, the practice was a mess. "We went out for out first spring practice at Penn State and I was like, alright we’re going to do these 100 plays today and I think we were like 1 for 30. Now, there was a high wind that day in Happy Valley so I blame it on the wind, but guys didn’t know where to line up and it was like, what am I doing?!" O'Brien said, laughing. "But that was my first experience of knowing it’s different." While any coach in the NFL can only dream of coaching a player like Brady, that doesn't make the job any easier. In fact, like many great athletes, if a coach isn't up to Brady's standard, he's going to know right away. Matt Ryan has the experience and resume to have just about complete control over the play calling, and the best thing about this coaching staff is that they are seemingly willing to let him have that control. Matt Ryan has had to submit himself to every coordinator until now. He's in his prime, just won MVP, knows the WCO and lost a Super Bowl because of a bad coaching decision that in hindsight he should've changed as soon as Kyle said "Pass". I honestly expect championships in the future. We can only get better.
  6. Now I know the last few days, there have been some speculative articles out there on the results of the SB due to play calling. But if this is not Ryan pointing the finger while being PC, I don't know what is. PS. I agree with him.
  7. Sanu was not considered atop NFL receiver before coming to the Atlanta Falcons he was considered a waste of money in fact by the same talking heads. Gabriel was released as a FA he was considered so bad. So when you hear that we have elite talent we are riding and they include these guys as weapons, keep a smile on your face. Because they weren't until Kyle and Ryan turned them into a lethal part of our Buzz saw.
  8. What was Matt Ryan's passer rating and QBR? I haven't seen it posted or heard anything. I was under the impression that if he scored above 120.5 passer rating that he would set a new record for my passer rating above that in a season or most consecutive. Help please.
  9. ATLANTA — To appreciate the magnitude of what we saw Sunday in the last football game ever at the Georgia Dome, we must consider what was happening in this city the April day Matt Ryan was drafted in 2008. I was there that weekend. Michael Vick was not. He was in federal prison in Kansas, serving nearly two years for animal cruelty. But the city not only hadn’t forgotten him; many in the city were keeping his seat warm and wanted him as their quarterback when he finished doing his time. I remember the day before the draft walking through a mall and thinking, “All these people with Vick jerseys or T-shirts supporting him … amazing.” So when Ryan got picked third overall by new GM Thomas Dimitroff, it was a new start. But some locals seemed unmoved. An Atlanta TV sports anchor, Gil Tyree, told me on draft day 2008 that Vick “is a messiah here. … No matter what Matt Ryan will do, he’ll never be accepted.” Yikes. Now to Sunday, and the 44-21 beatdown of the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, leading to the second Super Bowl appearance for the Falcons in their history. As Ryan compiled a four-touchdown, 392-yard game in the biggest game of his nine-year career, three times the crowd in the Dome rained down chants of “M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!” Six straight games without an interception … Heavy favorite to win the NFL MVP on Feb. 4 … Crowd screaming for him as he left the field like New York screamed for the Beatles in 1964. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Matt Ryan is headed to his first Super Bowl and the Atlanta franchise’s second overall. The screams and chants sounded a lot like acceptance to me. This seemed a cruel time to remind Ryan of that day and the words of the sports anchor in 2008, but in a quiet moment at his locker after the game, I did. This is not a topic Ryan wants to revisit. In nine years at the helm of this team, nobody’s ever seen Ryan sweat. He says the right things, does the right things, works the right way. But he understood the gravity of this day, and what he’d accomplished under such initial pressure. Vick electrified this town like few athletes have, but Ryan has taken the franchise farther than Vick ever did. No matter what Matt Ryan will do, he’ll never be accepted. Ryan said quietly: “Some things you don’t forget.” That was it. But others took up Ryan’s cause. “Matt’s created great memories in this Dome,” said Dimitroff, who made Ryan the first pick of his tenure. “Back then, when Matt was drafted, the doubts were there. But he’s evolved and stayed above it all.” “That’s a long time ago,’’ said receiver and returned Eric Weems, who was a Falcon when Ryan was drafted and who knew the tenor in the city. “If people are still holding grudges, and I doubt there are, it’s on them. I can tell you Matt’s my quarterback. Matt’s our quarterback. I love him.” The best teams are often forged through difficult times. Ryan was drafted the year after Bobby Petrino pulled one of the all-time classless coaching moves, quitting with two games left in the 2007 season to take a college job. Ryan had some shaky playoff games, but Dimitroff and Blank were unwavering in their support. Blank, wisely, held onto Dimitroff—a strong scout—when he fired Mike Smith two years ago and hired Dan Quinn as coach. Ryan has gotten excellent coaching from offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan over the past two years, and Quinn’s definitive demands for every position on the field allowed Dimitroff and key personnel men Scott Pioli and Steve Sabo to know exactly what to scout. Two excellent drafts and good free-agent finds (Alex Mack, Mohamed Sanu), and here we are—an Atlanta-New England Super Bowl. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images On Sunday, the Falcons defense was able to do what no other team could do the past two months: Keep Aaron Rodgers in check. Two things I notice about Ryan’s game under Shanahan: He’s more comfortable as an athlete—that 14-yard touchdown run against Green Bay, his first TD run since 2012, showed he’s not a lumberjng runner, but a competent one. “There was nobody to account for the quarterback,” Ryan said. “And everybody's backs are turned playing coverage, playing man‐to‐man coverage. Just saw a lane open up.” In the past, Ryan likely would have stuck in the pocket, looking at his third and fourth targets. “Matt’s been a grinder, getting his mental right,” is how Weems put it. Ryan is better at play-action and run fakes, a more complete player who doesn’t think being a pocket quarterback means you actually have to be in the pocket all the time, surveying the field seven steps behind center. I loved his first touchdown pass Sunday, which was a combination of Steve Young and Brett Favre. On Atlanta’s first drive of the game, from the Packer two-yard line, Ryan took off to his left near the goal line and it looked like he’d run it in. But then he threw a one-hand shovel pass to Sanu for a touchdown. I just don’t think that’s the kind of thing he’d have been comfortable doing pre-Shanahan. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Against New England, the more multiple a quarterback can be, the better. You saw how Bill Belichick and defensive boss Matt Patricia began to neutralize Le’Veon Bell even before he got hurt in the AFC game by taking away those creases in the defensive front that Bell uses so wisely. The Patriots find what you do well and find a couple of ways to combat it. No doubt that Shanahan today and tomorrow will be all over New England tape trying to play Spy Vs. Spy, figuring what the Patriots will do if the Falcons do such-and-such. The last player you’d compare Ryan to is Vick. But in the next two weeks, he’d better get ready for it. During the run-ups to Super Bowls, long perspective stories are the order of the day. Vick, 2001: thrills and chills, a roller coaster, but didn’t work overall. Ryan, 2008: by the book, outworking everyone, in the Super Bowl. The Falcons, and Ryan, have been rewarded, and a date with Tom Brady is the result. * * * We Could Use a Great Game in No. 267 Photo: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images The Pats and Falcons haven’t played since a Sept. 29, 2013, meeting at the Georgia Dome. After 256 regular-season games and 10 in the playoffs, the NFL season comes down to game number 267 in Houston, Super Bowl LI between Atlanta and New England. I love the game, because there’s so much new and interesting about Atlanta (particularly on defense, where seven of the 12 “starters,” including third corner Brian Poole, are first or second-year players), and because there’s so much historical stuff on the line for New England. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick could become the first QB-coach duo in history to win five Super Bowls. Brady could be the first quarterback in history to win five Super Bowls. It could be a momentous night in Houston 13 days from now. And it’s new for the teams too. Of Atlanta’s 53-man roster, 37 players weren’t Falcons the last time these two teams met, a 30-23 win for New England at the Georgia Dome in 2013. It’s fresh for them, fresh for the players and coaches. I loved Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s reaction when, just before I recorded a podcast conversation with him Sunday night in the Falcons’ equipment office at the Georgia Dome, I told him it looked like the Super Bowl foe would be New England. “Good,” he said. Not because he’s a cocky glutton for punishment, but because he wants to play the best. That sounds nuts, but what coach who considers himself a really good coach wouldn’t want to match wits with Bill Belichick and his staff in the game of the year?
  10. Would guys be okay if after winning the SB, Matt Ryan says, 'I'm going to Six Flags...keep it home Atlanta?!' That would make me get a tattoo of Matt Ryan and I don't have one of my wife yet.
  11. OK, guys, I just published this article. I will post everything here, but please give the link some clicks, and let me know what you think. Matt Ryan's 1-4 Playoff Record Is Meaningless in 2017 “Perception and reality are two different things” – Tom Cruise Matt Ryan has a reputation. Matt Ryan is a playoff choker, and everyone knows it! Do they? Coming off one of the greatest quarterbacking seasons in NFL history, way more than a minority have reportedly predetermined playoff failure for the Falcons, simply because of Ryan’s 1-4 record in the postseason. While it may sound safe to bet against Ryan and the Falcons, it’s risky business. “Experts” and analysts who put their chips on “Playoff Eli” this past weekend walked away with empty pockets, for good reason. It may have served as an interesting conversation point, but Eli’s previous playoff record ultimately had no bearing on the Giants’ playoff hopes. The truth, if you can handle it, is that Matt Ryan’s 1-4 playoff record is also meaningless in 2017, and here are three reasons why: Things Are Not Always as They Appear (A Tale of Three Quarterbacks) The chart below lists the numbers of three quarterbacks after five playoff games. Of the three, two have won NFL Championships and have a winning playoff record. Quarterback Passer Rating* Pass Yards TD/INT YPA* A 88.4 873 6/4 6.89 B 84.3 1230 9/7 6.56 C 45.0 660 1/6 5.33 *Represents the average on a per game basis. I’m sure you will have guessed that two of the three quarterbacks are Matt Ryan and Eli Manning. Manning is QB A and Ryan is QB B. Quarterback C is Joe Flacco. As you can see, his numbers are so shockingly bad that it would lead you to expect a winless playoff record; they are night and day compared to Ryan’s! Even so, Flacco was perceived by many to be a good playoff quarterback, and everyone knows Ryan underperforms. This perception is based solely upon a win-loss record that, in hindsight, is usually placed completely upon the shoulder of the quarterback, with little to no context. Although Manning and Flacco made their fair share of mistakes, both the Giants and Ravens teams were good enough to overcome them and each win three out of five, respectively. Dan Quinn’s Falcons are not Mike Smith’s Falcons. In contrast, the Mike Smith led Falcons simply were not good enough to go into Arizona during Ryan’s rookie season and beat Kurt Warner and a Cardinals team that came a toe-nail shy of the Lombardi. (Ryan played admirably considering rookie QBs usually don’t perform so well in the playoffs.) No, these Falcons simply were not good enough to stop Aaron Rodgers in one of the greatest playoff performances in NFL history. Context cannot be overstated. Would anyone pick Trent Dilfer (5-1) over Peyton Manning, who was 2-3 after five playoff games? Highly doubtful. But, this is essentially the same type of logic as picking Eli over Ryan in 2017. However, picking the Ravens team that was quarterbacked by Dilfer over a Colts team quarterbacked by Peyton is altogether a different story. Therefore, everyone’s focus should be upon whether the 2016-2017 Falcons coached by Dan Quinn are a better team than any under Mike Smith, and any opponents they will play this season. There are only four other players than Matt Ryan that are still on the roster since the end of the 2012 season, the last time the Falcons played in a playoff game. Those players are Jonathan Babineaux, Matt Bryant, Sean Weatherspoon (IR), and Julio Jones, who was drafted as a direct result of the embarrassing loss at home in 2011 to the Packers. Quinn and the Falcons’ front office seemed to make all the right moves last offseason, assembling a team that arguably is more talented than any team guided by Mike Smith. In route to becoming an historically great offense, the defense, while still young and experiencing growing pains, features a rugged and physical style of play. The Falcons are a very aggressive team under Dan Quinn; they were a very conservative team under Mike Smith. Considering these differences, it just simply is not a fair argument to count on these past playoff losses as a gauge of future results. 2017 Matt Ryan is the best version yet. When looking at Ryan’s career, three years stand out. He had a phenomenal season for a rookie, which led to some awfully high expectations, but besides the quantum leap this season, Ryan’s numbers improved drastically from previous years only in 2012. That year he threw for more touchdowns (32), had a higher passer rating (99.1), and yards per attempt (7.67) than ever before. Ryan’s progress translated to the playoffs, as he led his team to a last second come from behind victory over the Seahawks at home. Against San Francisco, he threw for 396 yards, 3 TDs against 1 INT, averaged 9.43 YPA, and finished with a passer rating of 114.8. It was his best playoff game yet, and had Harry Douglas not tripped over his own feet, you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now. Even though Ryan also had a fumbled snap in that game, Ryan’s performance was worthy of a win. As good as that Ryan was, Ryan v.2017 was a machine. The Iceman was the NFL’s top gun. being named to the AP All-Pro first team and making a firm case to be voted MVP of the league. I won’t overload you with the well-known broken records and stats, but it is worth restating that Matt Ryan had one of the best quarterback seasons of all time, and because Ryan’s elevated level of play translated into the playoffs in 2012, is there any logical reason to suspect that this will not happen again? The Year of the Falcon? Looking at everything objectively, the “Matt Ryan can’t win in the playoffs” argument should have been put to bed after the 2012 season, but that doesn’t make for the most entertaining sound bytes. Now, I can’t tell you if the Falcons will accomplish mission impossible. What I can do is remind everyone that both Aaron Rodgers (3) and Eli Manning (4) have multiple seasons of being ousted after one game, and Peyton Manning finally got his ring even when people were betting against him because of past playoff losses. I can also tell you that Flacco eventually drastically improved his play in postseason, and came away with the title. It doesn’t take a lot of guts to bet against Matt Ryan and the Falcons, but it does take a lot of bias and an unbalanced view of history. Personally, I’m betting that this is the season Ryan and the Falcons blast that bias into oblivion.
  12. Listened on my way to work this morning, and it was a pretty good segment. Talked about the offense, the support system in the front office coming in after the Vick scandal. There was a lot of interesting info there, I recommend a listen for any one interested.
  13. Click on Hour 2. It's about 7 to 8 minutes in, but you may want to start earlier for context. Matt Ryan is going to be on it tomorrow FYI.
  14. "..,.yeah, he should be MVP I guess, but he is one brain fart away from an interception...." SO all of the other 31 QB's that have the same "brain fart" (eloquent) must throw for 6 then?
  15. Finally some respect for Matt, good job by Chris Wesseling.
  16. Currently 7-4 after starting 1-3. 12 team .5 ppr and .2ppc. I traded away Rashad Jennings, Jameis Winston and Willie Snead for Matt Ryan and Tevin Coleman. My Team now QB- Matt Ryan RB- Le'Veon Bell RB- Matt Forte WR- Dez Bryant WR- Jamison Crowder TE- Jordan Reed Flex- Tevin Coleman K- Matt Bryant DST- Lions Bench QB- Kaepernick, Wentz RB- Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell WR- Terrelle Pryor TE- Vernon Davis DST- Redskins