Guest Negatorris Posted January 9, 2012 Share Posted January 9, 2012 Matt Ryan is not average. He is a good QB, and no matter how you look at it, not a lot players in his position could do much better.The media, and the fans have put all this pressure on Ryan about his 0-2 record in the P/O(now 0-3), and he was simply trying to please people and not be ridiculed and blamed again. That's why Ryan seemed uneasy and hesitant. Trying to limit his own mistakes, he resorted to dinking and dunking all day, and bad decisions by Mike Smith, and horrible O Line play didn't help.You forget that Ryan is human too. He has emotions, and it would crush him to know he was the cause of yet another loss. This led to what happened today. In no way am I justifying his actions. I'm just telling what actually happened. Going into a hostile environment with the pressure of no playoff wins to your name effected his mind, and Ryan went form young and confident to frail and scared.It's bad to say, but I don't think Ryan will ever win a playoff game on road unless it's against a team that backed into the playoffs. And he won't win a home playoff game as the 1, or 2 seed. I think the only way the Falcons will win a playoff game is if we win the division, and get a home game in the first round. I think Ryan will feel more comfortable with his fans around him, and it will ease some of the pressure crushing his confidence. After he gets that win, the weight will be lifted off his shoulders, and ultimately he will go out on the road and perform. The mental aspect of the game outweighs the physical aspect, and I would know since I played QB in high school, a long with a lot of other sports.People don't realize what is takes to play QB, and it can't get any easier in the pros, especially when you get picked high in the draft. If Andrew Luck comes out of the draft, and doesn't perform to the level everyone expected, people will be quick to call the kid a bust. No he's not a bust... Trying to perform under the pressure, people could mentally injure him and make him nervous. I mean people are expecting this kid to come out of Stanford and be elite. I guarantee you that RGIII will have more success in his rookie season since the spotlight isn't as focused on him as Andrew Luck.Matt Ryan is a good QB, and he will be our QB for years to come, unless he stinks it up for the next two years considering his contract is up after 6 years. I know we as Falcons fans have been waiting for a long time, but there is nothing we can do but wait a little longer. We are always left waiting on next season, but it has got to pay off eventually...I may be optimistic, but I'm not going to attack the man who made us relevant again after all this organization has been through. Ryan is not going to take off for a 50 yard scramble like Vick or Tebow, but to say the kid isn't a playmaker is incredibly stupid. He is more solid than Vick and Tebow will ever be, and you can bet on that. Also, would you rather have Flacco or Sanchez right now? I don't think so. We don't have a superior defense in order for those two to win here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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