maxatlanta Posted September 17, 2010 Share Posted September 17, 2010 I am reading a lot of threads about deficiencies in Ryan's ability to get the ball downfield. Some blame our OC, others the WRs, Gonzo, or Ryan. Yes, everyone plays a role. But what has been lost in the shuffle is that our OL is not very good in pass protection. Ryan, like Peyton Manning, is very good at getting rid of the ball quickly and especially when the blitz is coming. Because of this, he masks the fact that our Oline doesn't provide the protection that Manning, Brady, and Brees get. It's difficult to throw the ball downfield when the QB doesn't have time in the pocket. I wish everyone mentioned in all these complaints would do a better job. But until we see a consistent pocket of protection for Ryan, it is wrong to lay so much blame on everyone-but-the-OL. And before people start shouting about Aaron Rodgers, remember that he's got 3 more years in the league than Ryan. Rodgers is also an exceptional probowl level QB. Still, he holds the ball too long and is responsible for some of his own sacks.I guess what I really am trying to get across is that sometimes Malarkey calls plays with deep routes, sometimes the WR run the routes well enough to get a catch, and many times Ryan simply isn't protected well enough to let it develop or get the ball there. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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