Matt Ryan Says He’s Glad Falcons Owner Has His Back

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is appreciate of his owner having his back, even when his teammates allegedly didn’t.   An angry and agitated Blank ripped his team for not retaliating after Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro blasted Ryan while he was sliding to the ground. Ryan appeared on 680 The Fan radio’s “Front Row” show Friday morning in Atlanta and thanked his...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flacco, Stafford, Ryan: Would you build, buy or cut?

After kicking around an idea, it started to catch on here at TPF. Name three NFL players, all of the same caliber, and explain what you would do if you were a GM of a team. For example Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions; would you build around them, buy them for a one-year contract to win, or cut them?…
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Falcons owner wanted team to stand up for Matt Ryan

One of the Falcons' main priorities this offseason was to get tougher in the trenches, a change in mentality that could be pinpointed to the 2013 season opener against the Saints. In that game, New Orleans safety Kenny Vaccaro applied an illegal hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Although Vaccaro was penalized and later fined $7,785, Atlanta's offensive line failed...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: To steal a Saint; The “elite” debate; CJ2k; and fooling around

From signing away rival players to the classic Matty Ice debate, cover32 Atlanta was not lacking in variety this week! Here is a look at what was occurring around Atlanta Falcons camp this week: Breaking News:Falcons steal away the enemy? : By Mike Byers   Column:How Close is Matt Ryan to “elite” : By Shauyan Saki   Column:CJ2K verses Steven Jackson : By Branden Rowe   Column...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

How close is Matt Ryan to the “elite” status?

ESPN Analyst and former Colts GM Bill Polian had some choice words to say about Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan this weekend. “I think he’s a Super Bowl away from being elite,’’ Polian said. “He’s very close.” Polian’s comments on Ryan are nothing new, fans and supporters of Ryan constantly refer to him as ‘Matty Ice’ for his clutch performance in the regular season...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Matt Ryan snubbed on latest list ranking all 32 NFL QBs

With each passing year, no pun intended, the National Football League becomes more and more of a quarterback-driven league. The day and age of teams running the football 40 times per game are a thing of the past, replaced by an era in which quarterbacks throwing 50 passes across four quarters of play is commonplace. Thus, having the right guy under center is more important now than...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: How far is Matt Ryan from being elite?

Matt Ryan’s first six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons has been filled with great success and disappointment.  His numbers from the regular season to the post-season make The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde seem ordinary. Ryan has proven time and time again he has the ability to lead his team to the playoffs, but it is what he does when he gets there that has skeptics...
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Gonzalez: Matt Ryan is not an elite quarterback

Tony Gonzalez says Matt Ryan isn’t an elite QB in the NFL. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez knows a thing or two about the NFL. For many seasons he played on bad teams, and for many years played on very good teams. He knows a thing or two about quarterbacks as well, and his recent comments about Falcons QB Matt Ryan may be surprising. In a recent...
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February 06, 2014  |  2 Comments

Matt Ryan back on twitter, tweets encouragement to fans

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is back on twitter, tweeting thanks to fans for sticking with him during the tough season. Back on twitter. Thanks to all the falcons fans for the support during a tough year. Already working hard to make sure 2014 is a great year — Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) January 10, 2014 Ryan and the Falcons had high expectations for the 2013 season, but fell...
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January 10, 2014  |  1 Comment

Matt Ryan:Sliding was the right thing to do

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is the proverbial good guy with a positive outlook on life. With the exception of an f-bomb that he dropped on the Carolina Panthers in the 2012-13 season after a dramatic win, Ryan has been nothing short of being a poster boy of doing and saying the right thing. That attribute may now be revealing itself to be more of a liability than an asset...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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