Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/12
1. The Matt Ryan Hype is Getting a Bit Loud "He's really looking good in practice. His arm is stronger, definitely. They're going to really let him throw the ball this year. The offense will be much more aggressive and fast-paced. And with Julio Jones around, oh man, it's going to be something to see. Matt Ryan will finally be unleashed this year." People said that last year, it didn't happen. They're saying it again this year, and it won't happen, again. It's true, Ryan likley will improve his 2011 total of 4,177 yards and 29 touchdowns. But due to his inconsistency, he'll still be lucky to be a middle-tier QB1. The hype at this point implies he'll make the jump to historic greatness in 2012 - SI's Peter King said it's "very realistic" for Ryan to throw for 5,000 yards - but great quarterbacks produce against good defenses. Ryan hasn't done that. As good as his aggregate numbers will look, Ryan's unreliability in difficult conditions makes him much more matchup-sensitive than o...
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