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Matt Ryan’s journey of self-inflicted pain

You can’t blame a player for getting hung up on a Super Bowl loss, especially if it’s the unprecedented 25-point blown lead the Falcons endured back in February. It would be fair to argue that Matt Ryan is one of the least culpable people for that particular defeat. Sure, he wasn’t without error in the quarter-plus of the Super Bowl, but his offense was responsible for 21 of...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan doesn't mind rewatching Super Bowl LI after Patriots' historic comeback

It would have been understandable if Matt Ryan chose to completely wipe Super Bowl LI from his memory.After all, that game represented both the high point and the low point of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback’s NFL career. It was his first Super Bowl appearance, but it ended in heartbreaking fashion with a 34-28 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.How did Ryan handle such...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan watched Super Bowl meltdown three times after loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan admits he is still struggling to get over the team’s historic meltdown in Super Bowl LI, one that ended in a stunning New England Patriots’ overtime victory.The Falcons of course blew a 28-3 lead as the Patriots mounted an improbable comeback that began in the third quarter. Ryan, arguably a glutton for punishment, claims to have watched...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mulligan: Why Matt Ryan deserves a Super Bowl do-over

Welcome to The Mulligan, where we examine the athletes, coaches, teams, referees, oddsmakers or anyone else in sports who should get a do-over for a bad beat that might not have been entirely in their control. This week, we look at Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s Super Bowl effort and why he deserves a mulligan for that game.Matt Ryan. He’s the NFL MVP and the greatest quarterback...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan opens up about Super Bowl loss on Instagram

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is still dealing with being a part of the biggest choke in Super Bowl history, which has probably made for a very long past 20 hours or so.Ryan remains optimistic about the future of the team, and recently posted a message to Falcons fans saying that the team will rebound.Here’s what it said: The Falcons have a young team with a lot of rising stars...
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February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons willing to make Ryan highest-paid QB

Matt Ryan is still under contract with the Atlanta Falcons for two more seasons, but the team may want to lock him up for even longer.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says that Falcons owner Arthur Blank is willing to do what it takes to extend Ryan, including making him the highest-paid quarterback in the league. Ryan signed a 6-year, $103.75 million deal prior to the 2013 season. He’s...
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February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Ravens tried to trade entire draft for Ryan in 2008

Matt Ryan had a breakout season this year, winning his first NFL MVP award and leading the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl berth. According to one report, the Baltimore Ravens hoped back in 2008 that Ryan would be lighting up scoreboards for their team.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Sunday revisited a draft day trade that never was, as the Ravens tried nearly nine years ago to acquire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan sheds light on admiration for Tom Brady before Super Bowl LI

HOUSTON — Matt Ryan and Tom Brady might not have dinner plans this week in Houston, but they’re definitely on good terms as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots prepare to clash Sunday in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.Their relationship dates back to 2010, when the Patriots and Falcons practiced against each other during training camp, and the two quarterbacks have stayed...
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan on pace for rarely seen passing numbers

Another fantastic game by Matt Ryan on Thursday night has put the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on pace for a statistical season rarely seen at the position. In beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ryan completed 25 passes for 344 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions—raising his 2016 numbers to 2,980 yards, 23 touchdowns and a passer rating of 119.0. He is also completing...
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November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan confident Falcons can ‘go down the field on anybody’

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons failed to finish off the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6, but the league’s leader in passing yards remains confident in his offense’s ability to move the football—regardless of opponent. “Obviously, we didn’t get the job done,” Ryan said, via ESPN. “But at the same time, we also know when we’re playing the way we’re capable of, we...
Via The Sports Daily
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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