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Falcons agreed to terms with No. 3 pick Matt Ryan. NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports it's a six-year deal worth a maximum value of $72 million. $34.75 million is guaranteed.

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With Matt Ryan signed to a deal that makes JaMarcus Russell's deal look like pocket change, King Arthur has effectively made himself and Matt Ryan marked men. Not only is Ryan now bound to this team, but with this amount of money flowing into his bank account, he has little room for failure. Actually he has no room for failure. Any wrong step and die hard fans would cry for his head.

While it's good and all to pay big money to a hopeful franchise quarterback, the difference between our franchise and those like the Bears, Ravens and any other intelligent organization that needs a quarterback is how they go about building their team. Most teams follow the idea of building a good foundation, and then finding a quarterback that could take the team over the hump and into the Superbowl. Teams like the Chargers, build the defense and lines first, and then obtain a workable quarterback. The Chargers first created a solid defense, a good run-game, and then found a quarterback to fill their need. Though Phillip Rivers isn't that great of a quarterback, the Chargers are still able to win games because of Rivers' supporting cast.

Also, look at the Jaguars. They also constructed a good defense and a good line and then found a quarterback to take them to the championships. They are a perennial winner. Many other teams have also utilized this formula to create a winning team. They understand the fact that a quarterback can only succeed if he is surrounded by good players.

However, here in Atlanta, the organization follows a slightly different formula - King Arthurism. Though King Arthurism may work, it is highly improbable. While other teams start with the supporting cast for the quarterback, King Arthurism starts with the quarterback. The problem with this philosophy is that no matter how good of a quarterback you have, having him play on a team that doesn't have the right pieces is just a free ticket to failure.

Without a good line to block, the quarterback gets pressured, sacked, and loses confidence. Without a running game to rely on, the offense doesn't have anything to fall back on if the passing game is not working. Without a good defense, the quarterback will never get a chance to redeem himself.

When it comes down to it, King Arthurism will likely lead to Matt Ryan's failure. Though Ryan may have immense potential to succeed, he probably will not succeed here in Atlanta, unless the organization plays every card correctly from here on out.

Unlike other teams where a new quarterback comes into a situation with a foundation built already, Matt Ryan has to come to a place where the dust has not even settled from the rubble.

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norwood-32 (5/20/2008)
gritblitzer (5/20/2008)
Troll.
drews (5/20/2008)
go away.

Thanks for adding to the discussion.

Wouldn't there have to be a question or some sort of basis for discussion? You're original post sort of eliminates that by stating your opinion ad-naseum in whole. You didn't ask a question or leave any room for discussion. Only disagreement or agreement, which negates discussion.

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Well seeing how he owns the team he can overpay whoever he wants to .. if you disagree buy a team and do what you wish to with it .. then you can be king whoever .. but he with the most gold makes the rules when it comes to football team ownership

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M4DR0X (5/20/2008)
Mr. Blank just loves to overpay players don't he?

Mr. Blank overpaid Vick

Mr. Blank overpaid Turner

Mr. Blank overpaid Ryan

Who's next to be overpaid?

IF YOU'RE THE ONE GETTING PAID ....... THERE AIN'T NO SUCH'AH THING AS OVERPAID. AND YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK.:)

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REV.2000 (5/20/2008)
M4DR0X (5/20/2008)
Mr. Blank just loves to overpay players don't he?

Mr. Blank overpaid Vick

Mr. Blank overpaid Turner

Mr. Blank overpaid Ryan

Who's next to be overpaid?

IF YOU'RE THE ONE GETTING PAID ....... THERE AIN'T NO SUCH'AH THING AS OVERPAID. AND YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK.:)

If I was playing pro sports, Money would be the last thing on my mind if I truly love that sport but sadly, players only play for the money and not really care for the love of the game. Reason why players get overpaid.

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I'm sure you impressed someone with your childish comments about Mr. Blank.............YOURSELF.

Your boring, stone age mentality bias is nothing but a pathetic joke.

Sorry to disappoint you.

P.S. Find another team............and start new and exciting criticism of them. Bye bye.

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Bring It (5/20/2008)
I'm sure you impressed someone with your childish comments about Mr. Blank.............YOURSELF.

Your boring, stone age mentality bias is nothing but a pathetic joke.

Sorry to disappoint you.

P.S. Find another team............and start new and exciting criticism of them. Bye bye.

agreed.  your threads suck, they are really terrible.  i'd rather read the mindless posts from rev jesse jackson than the crap you write.  i love how you try to make the thread titles sound so "official" like you work for the ajc or something.  they love falcon trolls there, you should see if they are hiring

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norwood-32 (5/20/2008)
Falcons agreed to terms with No. 3 pick Matt Ryan. NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports it's a six-year deal worth a maximum value of $72 million. $34.75 million is guaranteed.

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With Matt Ryan signed to a deal that makes JaMarcus Russell's deal look like pocket change, King Arthur has effectively made himself and Matt Ryan marked men. Not only is Ryan now bound to this team, but with this amount of money flowing into his bank account, he has little room for failure. Actually he has no room for failure. Any wrong step and die hard fans would cry for his head.

While it's good and all to pay big money to a hopeful franchise quarterback, the difference between our franchise and those like the Bears, Ravens and any other intelligent organization that needs a quarterback is how they go about building their team. Most teams follow the idea of building a good foundation, and then finding a quarterback that could take the team over the hump and into the Superbowl. Teams like the Chargers, build the defense and lines first, and then obtain a workable quarterback. The Chargers first created a solid defense, a good run-game, and then found a quarterback to fill their need. Though Phillip Rivers isn't that great of a quarterback, the Chargers are still able to win games because of Rivers' supporting cast.

Also, look at the Jaguars. They also constructed a good defense and a good line and then found a quarterback to take them to the championships. They are a perennial winner. Many other teams have also utilized this formula to create a winning team. They understand the fact that a quarterback can only succeed if he is surrounded by good players.

However, here in Atlanta, the organization follows a slightly different formula - King Arthurism. Though King Arthurism may work, it is highly improbable. While other teams start with the supporting cast for the quarterback, King Arthurism starts with the quarterback. The problem with this philosophy is that no matter how good of a quarterback you have, having him play on a team that doesn't have the right pieces is just a free ticket to failure.

Without a good line to block, the quarterback gets pressured, sacked, and loses confidence. Without a running game to rely on, the offense doesn't have anything to fall back on if the passing game is not working. Without a good defense, the quarterback will never get a chance to redeem himself.

When it comes down to it, King Arthurism will likely lead to Matt Ryan's failure. Though Ryan may have immense potential to succeed, he probably will not succeed here in Atlanta, unless the organization plays every card correctly from here on out.

Unlike other teams where a new quarterback comes into a situation with a foundation built already, Matt Ryan has to come to a place where the dust has not even settled from the rubble.

The contract isn't that much bigger than Russell's.

You go on and on about the contract, but you completely forgot about Vick's massive contract and where it left us after he got himself thrown in jail.  

The Chargers started with Brees, the Jags started with Leftwich, the Patriots started with Bledsoe, the Colts started with Manning, etc. Rarely any team ignores the QB position until everything else is set up.

The Falcons drafted Sam Baker and signed FA Michael Turner. The defense has signed numerous people in various positions, including drafting the best rated inside linebacker in the draft with Curtis Lofton. There is more that goes on besides round 1 in the NFL draft.

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Wouldn't there have to be a question or some sort of basis for discussion? You're original post sort of eliminates that by stating your opinion ad-naseum in whole. You didn't ask a question or leave any room for discussion. Only disagreement or agreement, which negates discussion.

There's many things one can discuss about. One can discuss what he or she thinks about King Arthurism. One could also compare and contrast King Arthurism with the philosophy of other organizations.

Chonduu (5/20/2008)
Well seeing how he owns the team he can overpay whoever he wants to .. if you disagree buy a team and do what you wish to with it .. then you can be king whoever .. but he with the most gold makes the rules when it comes to football team ownership

Well then you have to wonder, does King Arthur want to win games or does he just want to make a few dollars?

Headshot (5/20/2008)
Why do you keep posting?

Why do you have over 3000 posts?

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M4DR0X (5/20/2008)
Mr. Blank just loves to overpay players don't he?

Mr. Blank overpaid Vick

Mr. Blank overpaid Turner

Mr. Blank overpaid Ryan

Who's next to be overpaid?

I think we can safely remove you from the overpaid list, maybe just add you to the troll list? 

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M4DR0X (5/20/2008)
REV.2000 (5/20/2008)
M4DR0X (5/20/2008)
Mr. Blank just loves to overpay players don't he?

Mr. Blank overpaid Vick

Mr. Blank overpaid Turner

Mr. Blank overpaid Ryan

Who's next to be overpaid?

IF YOU'RE THE ONE GETTING PAID ....... THERE AIN'T NO SUCH'AH THING AS OVERPAID. AND YOU CAN TAKE THAT TO THE BANK.:)

If I was playing pro sports, Money would be the last thing on my mind if I truly love that sport but sadly, players only play for the money and not really care for the love of the game. Reason why players get overpaid.

THATS EASY TO SAY NOW. BUT IF YOU WERE IN THE NFL, AND YOU SAW HOW MUCH REVENUE THE OWNERS WERE GETTING, IF YOU SAW PLAYERS OF LOWER SKILLS THAN YOU, MAKING THE BIG BUCKS ....... YOU'D START CRYING FOR THE BIG BUCKS TOO. THE OWNERS USE TO MAKE IT ALL .... AND JUST ABOUT KEEP IT ALL TOO. IT'S A BIG MONEY GAME. AND THEY ARE LOSING CONTROL OF IT. THE FANS ARE ONLY INNOCENT BY-STANDERS BEING CRUSHED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF MONEY. WHERE WILL IT END ........ I JUST DON'T KNOW. BUT THATS JUST THE WAY IT IS.:)

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Apparantly, free market economics escape you. Value is based upon need, the more you need an item, the price paid becomes relative to that need. There is no doubt we needed a franchise QB for the future, so the FO went out and did the hard work of evaluating all available talent to fill that particular need and settled on Matt Ryan as the most capable of fullfilling the task. As far as needing a new marketing tool for the franchise is concerned, personnally I could care less. All I care about is winning games and crushing our division opponents underfoot. 

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norwood-32 (5/20/2008)
Falcons agreed to terms with No. 3 pick Matt Ryan. NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports it's a six-year deal worth a maximum value of $72 million. $34.75 million is guaranteed.

- - -

With Matt Ryan signed to a deal that makes JaMarcus Russell's deal look like pocket change, King Arthur has effectively made himself and Matt Ryan marked men. Not only is Ryan now bound to this team, but with this amount of money flowing into his bank account, he has little room for failure. Actually he has no room for failure. Any wrong step and die hard fans would cry for his head.

While it's good and all to pay big money to a hopeful franchise quarterback, the difference between our franchise and those like the Bears, Ravens and any other intelligent organization that needs a quarterback is how they go about building their team. Most teams follow the idea of building a good foundation, and then finding a quarterback that could take the team over the hump and into the Superbowl. Teams like the Chargers, build the defense and lines first, and then obtain a workable quarterback. The Chargers first created a solid defense, a good run-game, and then found a quarterback to fill their need. Though Phillip Rivers isn't that great of a quarterback, the Chargers are still able to win games because of Rivers' supporting cast.

Also, look at the Jaguars. They also constructed a good defense and a good line and then found a quarterback to take them to the championships. They are a perennial winner. Many other teams have also utilized this formula to create a winning team. They understand the fact that a quarterback can only succeed if he is surrounded by good players.

However, here in Atlanta, the organization follows a slightly different formula - King Arthurism. Though King Arthurism may work, it is highly improbable. While other teams start with the supporting cast for the quarterback, King Arthurism starts with the quarterback. The problem with this philosophy is that no matter how good of a quarterback you have, having him play on a team that doesn't have the right pieces is just a free ticket to failure.

Without a good line to block, the quarterback gets pressured, sacked, and loses confidence. Without a running game to rely on, the offense doesn't have anything to fall back on if the passing game is not working. Without a good defense, the quarterback will never get a chance to redeem himself.

When it comes down to it, King Arthurism will likely lead to Matt Ryan's failure. Though Ryan may have immense potential to succeed, he probably will not succeed here in Atlanta, unless the organization plays every card correctly from here on out.

Unlike other teams where a new quarterback comes into a situation with a foundation built already, Matt Ryan has to come to a place where the dust has not even settled from the rubble.

The teams you are suggesting we emulate, the Bears, Ravens, Chargers, and Jaguars, have won one SB in the last 20 years. That's 1 SB over a combined 73 regular seasons (the jags have only played 13 seasons).

And are you sure that all the good teams get the pieces first? The 2006 Indianapolis Colts only have one player on offense that joined the team prior to peyton manning. The 2007 New York Giants only had 3 starters on offense that joined the team before Eli Manning.

The Giants and Colts have won two SBs in the last two years (combined 4 seasons). The Ravens, Chargers, Jags, and Bears, have only 1 SB championship over the last 20 years (combined 73 seasons). Are you sure you would rather emulate those teams?

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