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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

Top 10 takeaways from Super Bowl LI

All six of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowls of the Tom Brady era had been decided by one score heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. So it stands to reason that Super Bowl LI would be a close game.It didn’t look like that would be the case throughout the majority of the game. Atlanta opened up a 14-0 lead in the second quarter before pushing it to...
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February 05, 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...
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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

Belichick knew right away that Malcolm Butler would be special

HOUSTON — As Malcolm Butler continued preparations for his second Super Bowl appearance, his coach explained how he stumbled upon the small-college cornerback-turned-New England Patriots hero in the first place.Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked during a news conference Tuesday how Butler first landed on his radar during the lead-up to the 2014 NFL Draft.“We were just digging...
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Brady talks about his relationship with Matt Ryan

It turns out Super Bowl quarterbacks Tom Brady and Matt Ryan keep in touch off the field.Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback told WEEI on Monday that he texts Atlanta’s Ryan on a regular basis during the season.“We’ve kind of kept in touch over the years,” Brady said Monday, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “I’m always sending him texts over the course of the season and vice versa...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan, Falcons expected to talk contract extension soon

Coming off the best performance of what has largely been an up-and-down career, Matt Ryan has his Atlanta Falcons on the brink of an appearance in Super Bowl LI. A win over the Green Bay Packers at home on Sunday would send Atlanta to just its second Super Bowl in franchise history.It now looks like the Falcons are prepared to reward Ryan for his tremendous play under center.According...
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January 22, 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

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