tobyd77 Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 Good morning to all or should I say that to only those whom will be reading this after I post it.I didn't really want to talk about anything mentioning the words Matt Ryan on any of my post or future topics yet only because the negativity about Ryan on the forum but I feel I have to do it today in relations to him and his O-line but mainly the line.I do apologize that some of the things that I may say I will not have all the stats to go a long with my take on what this Line needs to be to protect to keep drives alive and score points,provide success in running the ball, getting an inch or 1 on 3rd or 4th down conversions but I'm going to do the best I can.First I would like to say this only for me I can't speak for you that I am going to from this day forward breathe and relax about the failures of this o-line as of recent because Now that I have had the time to think about it this is the same o-line that just finished 3rd overall in 2010 with Baker at LT allowing only 23 sacks that year and only 67 QB hits on Matt Ryan.Despite their rough start in the 2011 season from the first 5 game of the season they still managed to rank 6th overall but allowed 26 sacks and more hits on Ryan about 84 I believe despite that that is still very good.I don't have the hurries stats or pressures sorry maybe you all can help me with that.For those who are thinking that we are about to overhaul the line you could be in for a rude awakening. This line is not as bad as we think and I believe that Koetter,Hill and TD are thinking the same thing.Guys o-line don't make themselves better IMO the QB does and that is where I'm about to go with this.I realize that for the o-line to look like a genius it will have start and end with how Matt is allowed to perform withthem. first of all let me start by saying this, this is not A Brady holding o-line nor will it ever be and Matt Does not need that to make him and his line look successful.Let's point out the obvious Matt can read defenses well and we have seen what he does when he is given the plays to run the offense in the nohuddle= less sack, hurries or pressure which is why I feel that McClure needs to come back at least one more year for Matt until a guy is trained properly at the C position.Guys Matt Ryan is not a good deep ball thrower He lacks accuracy and arm strength when unleashing the long ball, as most of his interceptions were the result of him trying to attack the deep secondary. and may never be that we know by common sense but I read his scouting report and it says that clear as day so I'm not surprised by that any more but one thing I do know is that he can get that ball out just as quick as any QB in the league More of a short-to-intermediate passer= less sacks, hurries, and pressures.Matt sees what he is going to do before he even does it and has the personnel fast enough to keep up with him when the move is about to be made does a good job of going through progressions and is limber enough to make those throws while on the move...Very accurate passer when flushed out of the pocket, but has the strength to step up and absorb punishment = less sacks,hurries, and pressures.I believe in the line and if they build the line to what Ryan does well=less sacks,hurries,and pressuresThe o-line can and has in the past created a lane for Ryan to step up into his throw and when they get back to that he will have a more effective deep ball.He has good mobility to throw when flushed out of the pocket and is an efficient game manager. He shows good strength stepping up in the pocket and the lateral agility to side-step the bull rush, but is not a threat to get big real estate with his feet. He lacks accuracy and arm strength when unleashing the long ball, as most of his interceptions were the result of him trying to attack the deep secondary. He is a cool field general with a great work ethic and shows some similarity to Rich Gannon (ex-Raiders, Chiefs) in his ability to be innovative on the field. He is not a good fit for a vertical passing attack, but for a team comfortable moving the chains with a mistake-free engineer at the helm, they could find a nice fit in Ryan during the draft's first day. http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/matt-ryan?id=310#tabs:tab-analysisWhat I have in brown is parts from his scouting report but I highlight with in it dark blue to show his weakness because some one is I know going to still say it just to be mad and not fully read before reacting to the post but it is right there so it will be interesting to see what koetter does with his vertical game to make it fit Ryan's skills Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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