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Matt Ryan: “We Rent These Lockers. We Don’t Own Them And Rent Is Earned Daily.”


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You just wish every player was as logical & professional as Matt Ryan.  He will be missed when he ultimately moves on or retires.  It’s a shame a large portion of the fan base takes him completely for granted

 

“As for Ryan, who has spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Falcons, he's well aware of the ticking clock that every single NFL player faces. That said, he's focused on the here and now. 


"We rent these lockers; we don't own them," Ryan said. "We have to go out and pay that rent and earn your spot day in and day out. Regardless of whether you're in Year 1 or Year 13, that's our responsibility as players all of the time is to go out there and perform, that's what we're paid to do. I don't worry about it, I understand where everyone is coming from, I understand where I'm at my career. But I also believe in compartmentalizing things and focusing on what's in front of us this week and the job that I have to do. We've got several ball games to go this season and we've got to find a way to get some wins and get back in the mix. That's where our mindset has to be at."

It should be noted that Ryan is signed through the 2023 season with the Falcons. If the team decided to move on, that would be a costly endeavor as he has a near $50 million dead cap hit for the 2021 season. After that, the Falcons could clear nearly $15 million off their cap for 2022. 

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4 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

You just wish every player was as logical & professional as Matt Ryan.  He will be missed when he ultimately moves on or retires.  It’s a shame a large portion of the fan base takes him completely for granted

 

“As for Ryan, who has spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Falcons, he's well aware of the ticking clock that every single NFL player faces. That said, he's focused on the here and now. 


"We rent these lockers; we don't own them," Ryan said. "We have to go out and pay that rent and earn your spot day in and day out. Regardless of whether you're in Year 1 or Year 13, that's our responsibility as players all of the time is to go out there and perform, that's what we're paid to do. I don't worry about it, I understand where everyone is coming from, I understand where I'm at my career. But I also believe in compartmentalizing things and focusing on what's in front of us this week and the job that I have to do. We've got several ball games to go this season and we've got to find a way to get some wins and get back in the mix. That's where our mindset has to be at."

It should be noted that Ryan is signed through the 2023 season with the Falcons. If the team decided to move on, that would be a costly endeavor as he has a near $50 million dead cap hit for the 2021 season. After that, the Falcons could clear nearly $15 million off their cap for 2022. 

If the Falcons let Matt Ryan leave Atlanta before he turns 40 they will deeply regret it.

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Hall of Famer...one day.

Thought this Urban Meyer clip today applies and ultimately, IMO...it’s the coaches job to manage the elements he describes. He says it’s not coaching but it’s ultimately who gets held responsible or a player is let go because they aren’t motivated like the Vic Beasley’s of the world and the FO to move on from cancers when necessary like the Takkarist McKinley’s of the world...per his “3 reasons most likely” causing on field performance to fall short...

And this assumes playcalling isn’t part of a problem...but I get where he is coming from. Ryan is referring to that sense of “putting the work in”...I think Quinn obviously left our boys out to dry in some laughingly bad ways so there can always be a primary strategic reason behind a Loss even if overall play has been good.

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5 hours ago, Ergo Proxy said:

Hall of Famer...one day.

Thought this Urban Meyer clip today applies and ultimately, IMO...it’s the coaches job to manage the elements he describes. He says it’s not coaching but it’s ultimately who gets held responsible or a player is let go because they aren’t motivated like the Vic Beasley’s of the world and the FO to move on from cancers when necessary like the Takkarist McKinley’s of the world...per his “3 reasons most likely” causing on field performance to fall short...

And this assumes playcalling isn’t part of a problem...but I get where he is coming from. Ryan is referring to that sense of “putting the work in”...I think Quinn obviously left our boys out to dry in some laughingly bad ways so there can always be a primary strategic reason behind a Loss even if overall play has been good.

And there's some people here that believe that coaches aren't responsible for anything to do with player performance 😂

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6 hours ago, Ergo Proxy said:

Hall of Famer...one day.

Thought this Urban Meyer clip today applies and ultimately, IMO...it’s the coaches job to manage the elements he describes. He says it’s not coaching but it’s ultimately who gets held responsible or a player is let go because they aren’t motivated like the Vic Beasley’s of the world and the FO to move on from cancers when necessary like the Takkarist McKinley’s of the world...per his “3 reasons most likely” causing on field performance to fall short...

And this assumes playcalling isn’t part of a problem...but I get where he is coming from. Ryan is referring to that sense of “putting the work in”...I think Quinn obviously left our boys out to dry in some laughingly bad ways so there can always be a primary strategic reason behind a Loss even if overall play has been good.

Wow, that really is gold. Now that I've listened to it, it seems obvious. But it really clarifies some things.

And those are the kinds of reasons the Falcons kept under-playing their potential the past 3 years.

Probably, it goes up to TD and McKay, and maybe Blank meddling. For example, someone made DQ hire DK, which was insane. And then DQ made DK try to run Shanny's offense from years ago, which is also insane.

That alone is enough to let every player know that the whole team is built on a broken foundation.

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