falcndave Posted September 27, 2010 Share Posted September 27, 2010 I've cut out all of our 3rd and 4th down plays in which Ryan either threw or ran. Anyone want to share your thoughts on these plays?Here are my first few observations:1) Watching the game, I didn't realize he was in the shotgun almost exclusively on conversion downs.2) Ryan through a good mix of left, right, and center on these key plays. He has tended to favor throwing right in key situations in the past.3) If it was a conversion down, it went through Ryan (Exception of 2 Turner runs).What does this all mean to me?I can't tell you how big I think this game was for Ryan. With only 7 road wins under his belt, and no real examples of him being, "The Man," on the road, he stepped up HUGE in this game. This was the next step I have been looking for from Ryan. Go on the road and do whatever it takes, as often as you have to do it, to help your team win against top tier competition. I have always been a huge fan, but I have always felt he had to show it on the road. Now he has. The NFL better watch out. Now I'll start to utter "Franchise QB" when speaking of Ryan on a regular basis.Here are the plays. Tell me your thoughts on these situations. Fun day to be a Falcon!3-5-ATL 26 (13:30) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass incomplete deep right to 83-H.Douglas (34-P.Robinson). Atlanta challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was Upheld. (Timeout #1.)\3-7-ATL 23 (10:56) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short right to 88-T.Gonzalez to ATL 37 for 14 yards (51-J.Vilma). Pass 8, YAC 63-7-NO 13 (6:58) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short middle to 88-T.Gonzalez for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN [51-J.Vilma]. Pass 13, YAC 03-11- (5:44) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass incomplete deep right to 83-H.Douglas3-12-ATL 33 (:14) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short middle to 84-R.White to ATL 44 for 11 yards (33-J.Greer). Pass 5, YAC 63-1-ATL 37 (10:31) 2-M.Ryan up the middle to ATL 39 for 2 yards (99-J.Wilkerson, 41-R.Harper).3-4-ATL 45 (8:35) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short right to 88-T.Gonzalez to NO 46 for 9 yards (34-P.Robinson). Pass 9, YAC 03-7-NO 31 (5:40) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short middle to 84-R.White to NO 26 for 5 yards (27-M.Jenkins). Pass 5, YAC 04-2-NO 26 (4:58) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short middle to 84-R.White to NO 19 for 7 yards (33-J.Greer). Pass 5, YAC 2 4-2-NO 11 (2:24) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short left to 88-T.Gonzalez to NO 2 for 9 yards (31-P.Prioleau). Pass 6, YAC 33-8-ATL 34 (7:34) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short left to 88-T.Gonzalez to ATL 48 for 14 yards (41-R.Harper). Pass 4, YAC 103-10-ATL 20 (13:53) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass short right to 88-T.Gonzalez to ATL 31 for 11 yards (41-R.Harper, 58-S.Shanle). Pass 8, YAC 33-6-NO 22 (9:25) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass deep right to 84-R.White for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.3-6-NO 37 (3:42) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass incomplete short right.4-6-NO 37 (3:36) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass incomplete short right (96-A.Brown).3-7-ATL 42 (14:06) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan sacked at ATL 33 for -9 yards (91-W.Smith). 3-5-ATL 25 (7:11) (Shotgun) 2-M.Ryan pass incomplete to 84-R.White. PENALTY on NO-33-J.Greer, Defensive Pass Interference, 8 yards, enforced at ATL 25 - No Play. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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