since68andcounting Posted September 13, 2011 Share Posted September 13, 2011 Though he may not know it, the game Sunday night is the most important of our young QB's career. Far more important than the Arizona playoff. More important than the Ravens game last year, or either Saints game. More important than the "11 second" Chicago miracle win in the Dome that became a defining moment, and yes...even more important than the Green Bay playoff loss.There is more uncertainty about our starting quarterback right now than at any time since he started his first game. We came off a devastating playoff loss in which back-to-back interceptions became a crucial turning point. And we followed that with what was a totally underwhelming performance against a team that most experts expected us to beat, even on the road. Once again turnovers played a crucial role, 2 of 3 from the QB.I don't have to point out to the members of this board that there is a segment of the Falcon fanbase that has never truly let go of our previous franchise quarterback. The ghost of #7 still lingers in the Georgia Dome and haunts this franchise with tantalizing thoughts of what "could have been". The vibe in some ways is similar to the 1980 playoff loss that took years for this team to overcome.Sunday night the EX-hero/goat of our team will be back trying to defeat us in a huge prime-time matchup on our own field, where he will certainly feel right at home. The fan base will be split. The world will be watching. Those who were either never ON the Matt Ryan bandwagon, or have now fallen off, will be seeking justification of their opinions should Vick have the better performance. For the continued growth in support of the current regime that they have worked so hard to cultivate, it is crucial that the Falcons win this game. And it is even more crucial that Matt Ryan steps up to have the kind of performance that most NFL prognosticators, the Falcon coaches, players, and so many fans have long felt he was capable of.The offensive weapons are there. The OLine has been called out and challenged. The defense knows what they are up against. IT'S TIME TO RISE UP AND RID THIS FRANCHISE OF THE GHOST OF QB'S PAST, ONCE AND FOR ALL. GO TO HEL-L PHILLY. YOU WERE OUR NEMESIS WHEN VICK WAS HERE AND YOU CERTAINLY WILL NOT REMAIN THAT NOW THAT HE IS GONE. GO FALCONS!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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