GTFalcon25 Posted October 22, 2014 Share Posted October 22, 2014 This is likely a recycled topic, but so are the "Fire _____" and "Who do we draft next year?" threads, so give me a break.I'm starting to believe more and more that putting Ryan on the bench for the rest of the season is a smart move. It has plenty of upside, and almost no downside.Keeps him healthy. Imagine him blowing out his knee in the last game of the year and not being ready to start until mid-season 2015.Lets him "reboot". Ryan is starting to become a deer in the headlights. And why wouldn't he? Getting him off the field would let him calm down a little and maybe get some of his previous confidence back.Gives Yates a chance to build trade value. Maybe T.J. Yates proves to the league that he's just a backup and nobody wants him. Oh well... But maybe he has a great game or two (Matt Flynn) and becomes a decent trade asset. He could fetch a 2nd or 3rd rounder from a team desperate for QB.Limits Julio's numbers pre-contract. This might be debateable, but it limits the chance that Julio will have a monster second half going into contract negotiations. If he had to negotiate a contract right now, it would be favorable for the Falcons. If he gets 900 yards and 10 TDs in his last 8 games, that's a nice bargaining chip to bring to the table. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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