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Has Ryan Ever Led An Unblemished, Sustained Game Winning Drive?


Mary Jones
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I'm honestly not hating on him, Im confident he will eventually get back to 2010 form, but I cant recall any game winning drive that wasnt controversial (2010 Ravens game) or not of meaningful length (2010 Packers, 2008 Bears). I mean, even Redman has one during that time (2009 Bucs home). Theres been some game ending drives, but I remember them being RB-heavy (2008 Packers, 2009 at Bucs). I guess you could say the Jets in 2009, but we had a big facemask call and a huge Snelling run. And with 2010 at Saints, I am referring to end of regulation. Also, I believe we would have gotten one in Philly in 2008 had the refs not hosed us. Theres been a few times where we could have put games away with some more conversions (2010 Saints home). Theres also 2010 at Pittsburgh where he throws a pick right off the bat in crunch time. Perhaps I am just overly negative regarding this offense, but I cant think of any of the types of drives I am referring to. Im sure I'll get some negative comment about having too much time on my hands, but I happen to have a good memory (which makes this topic even more troublesome).

PS - as far as the 2010 Ravens game, I dont think Roddy pushed off, I am referring to the 4th down pass interference call on Tony G

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no I'm not. After the interception we got the ball back and he still had a drive..that's a game winning drive, don't try to include the drive before

Ok fine, i forgot about this one .. but ignoring the INT in the clutch is like forgiving Elam for missing the chip shot against the Bears in 2008 because he hit the game winner - it shouldnt have happened

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I understand the importance of todays win. A road win against a good team, momentum headed into the bye, an NFC tiebreaker. So I have plently to be happy about, but we are deluding ourselves if we think this team, as it is playing right now, can hang with the Saints and Packers. I cant prove my loyalty to or passion for Ryan, so I wont try, but he hasnt established himself as a closer just yet. I believe in time he will.

And I can think of quite a few games we have won because of Ryan, but my question, and perhaps I should have clarified, is, has Ryan ever led a game winning drive when that drive was ultimately our last chance to score? The 2010 SF game, fine, but before that improbable Roddy strip, everyone in the building knew that would be our last chance to score. 2010 BAL, ehh, again, we got put in spots we shouldnt have been in and the PI call was iffy.

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Stupid thread. Time for another name change, Mary.

Display Name History For: Mary Jones

From To Change Date Crazy Aichee Mary Jones Jan 07 2011 11:15 AM Falcon A Crazy Aichee Jan 27 2010 10:45 AM

this actually made me crack up. I dont post enough to establish an identity here, so I go with the flavor of the week name when i do post. Perhaps I will have to switch again after this topic though

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If he hasn't established a track record, he's more impressive for it. This kid tied Marino for the most wins in his first three seasons (and he missed several opportunities in his second season). If he doesn't have signature game winning drives, it's because we're usually leading at the end of the game. Stop finding reasons to hate.

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