Falcons version of “Saving Private Ryan”

Will Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan get some good protection against Washington and Albert Haynesworth, the $100 million man? (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC).

Will Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan get some good protection against Washington and Albert Haynesworth, the $100 million man? (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC).

THE BRANCH — The one thread that runs through the last three performances by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is that the opposition  — Chicago, Dallas and New Orleans – brought the noise up front.

Coach Mike Smith said the one thing about Ryan’s seven interceptions is that he was being competitive and trying to make plays.

You can bet that offensive line coach Paul Boudreau is taking a closer look at the protections.

In the Chicago game, Alex Brown was a threat even though the Bears didn’t get any sacks or quarterback hits.

DeMarcus Ware had two sacks and made things rough on Matt Ryan. (V

DeMarcus Ware had two sacks and made things rough on Matt Ryan. (V

In the Dallas game, Jay Ratliff and DeMarcus Ware put on Pro Bowl performances. The Cowboys had four sacks and three quarterback hits.

In the New Orleans game, defensive end Will Smith got jiggy with it. They had three sacks and seven quarterback hits.

When given time, Ryan has shown what he can do. When the pocket collapses his NFL improvisational skills are still developing. But note that he did some of his major damage at Boston College while on the run. (Just pop in the Virginia Tech tape/disc/reel to reel  from his senior year).

Look for  Todd McClure and his posse to tighten up the protection.

And they’ll have a really big challenge against the Redskins’ front, too.

McClure, Justin Blalock and Harvey Dahl will get a chance to see the $100 million man, Albert Haynesworth. He only has three sacks, but defensive end Andre Carter has ran into 6.5 sacks with Haynesworth gobbling up blockers like a mammoth Pac Man.

Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall described Haynesworth as a “menace.”

Washington coach Jim Zorn said he’ll move Haynesworth around. He noted that he’s seen his defensive tackle pushing grown men around football fields and being quite disruptive.

PRO BOWL VOTING : Seems a bit early, but you can get in some Pro Bowl voting on NFL.com. The All-Star game will be played Jan. 31, 2010 in South Florida after years in Hawaii.

REDSKINS AND FALCONS CONNECTIONS:  There are several connections between the two teams:

• Falcons Assistant Head Coach/Secondary Emmitt Thomas was the Wide Receivers Coach for the Redskins in 1986 and the Secondary Coach from 1987-94.

• Atlanta Quarterbacks Coach Bill Musgrave worked in the same capacity for the Washington Redksins in 2005.

• Falcons Wide Receivers Coach Terry Robiskie worked in the same role for the Redskins from 1994-98, was the

Falcons WR coach Terry Robiskie.

Falcons WR coach Terry Robiskie.

Passing Game Coordinator from 1999-2000 and served as the Interim Head Coach for the final three games of the season in 2000.

• Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall spent four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-07 where he received two Pro Bowl nods.

• Washington Offensive Lineman D’Anthony Batiste competed for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 and part of the 2008 season.

• Redskins Director of Player Personnel Scott Campbell coached the Falcons from 1987-89 and moved to the player personnel department in 1990 where he served seven seasons. He was also part of the University of Georgia’s 1980 National Championship team.

Should the Falcons new regime been so quick to trade DeAngelo Hall? (D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER/AJC)

Should the Falcons new regime been so quick to trade DeAngelo Hall?

LOOKING BACK AT THE D. HALL TRADE: Since trading D. Hall to the Raiders, the Falcons have failed to

Should the Falcons have traded two-time cornerback DeAngelo Hall, without a replacement on board?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
adequately replace him. It’s been musical chairs at the position since March 7, 2008.

Brent Grimes opened last season there before giving way to Domonique Foxworth. Brian Williams open there this year before getting hurt, giving way to Grimes again. Then Tye Hill started at LCB  last week.

The Falcons have had options at the position.

Hall had issues, but he was going to mature. Should the Falcons have paid him and waited for him to mature?  Should they have paid Foxworth last season? Should they have drafted Illinois CB Vontae Davis instead of DT Peria Jerry. Davis had some issues, but maybe the team can help some guys work through some issues.

91 comments Add your comment

Nick S

November 5th, 2009
10:02 am

He definitely needs more protection, but he also has to see those safeties cheating over like they did with the Saints. I hope we draft a shutdown corner, finally.

Kashi

November 5th, 2009
10:07 am

Give some protecting and time for Ryan and we will go 8-2 rest of the season. Teach Ryan to run from outside if he had to, not from middle of huddle. Two plays against Saint…he tried to get in front for middle of huddle instead of running from right side. Too many hands in the middle. Last throw in super dome….should have been wild-cat setup to buy enough time for our receiver to get down the field. Missed it!

An Observation

November 5th, 2009
10:10 am

It appears that, based on his recent comments/actions, D Hall has matured some and that’s a good thing. However, I still feel that the Falcons made the right decision in trading him when they did. He did not get the nickname “MeAngelo” for his team play. The nickname was very appropriate during the time that he played for the Falcons.

I still have memories of the back-to-back penalities (two 15 yard big ones) he had playing against Carolina’s Steve Smith in the GA Dome which significantly contributed to the Falcons losing that game.

Terrell

November 5th, 2009
10:20 am

DOL,
When you think about it D-HAll wasn’t doing anything that these ither guys aren’t doing now. He would be get beat deep. I remember when Hines Ward outran him and Hines had lost a shoe. I think back to when we played the Eagles the first game of the season and TO had 9 catches for over 100 yards and D-Hall thought he did something because TO didn’t score.

I use to be a huge fan but people overrated him because he ran a fast 40 yard dash. I think we’re better off now because what we got from him was a chance to draft Sam Baker. The ints he got this year were gifts. If wasn’t like he had to make a play on them, and you think our CBs can’t tackle, I saw two times where he just touched the WR like he was going to go down and the guy ends up scoring.

midnite

November 5th, 2009
10:34 am

I believe it was three 15 yarders on that play against Steve Smith and Carolina at the Dome in 2008(pass interference, personal foul, unsportsmanlike) conduct. Meangela immediately went to the sideline and got in Petrino’s weasel face. Classic low-lights of the nightmare 2007 season.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 5th, 2009
10:34 am

“The CHOKE Continues”…………….

- Albert Haynesworth stuffing the middle

- The Redskins Number 2 ranked passing defense

- D Hall punishing the special teams on punt returns

Even Jason Campbell is ranked higher than the CHOKE in the qb rankings………

THE LOSING STREAK CONTINUES……………….

midnite/bug killer

November 5th, 2009
10:36 am

Shouldn’t you be french kissing your wife, I mean dog?

I’m going to Japan to check out their legal dog fighting organization – got one more ticket if you want it :)

midnite

November 5th, 2009
10:37 am

I meant 2007 (in a zone, been in dentists chair for 2.5 hours this a.m.)

midnite

November 5th, 2009
10:39 am

juvenile much?

midnite

November 5th, 2009
10:41 am

Do us all a favor a make it one way.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 5th, 2009
10:45 am

“NOT LOOKING GOOD”

A flock of Falcons (would have) missed practice
Posted by Mike Florio on November 4, 2009 7:09 PM ET
[Editor's note: The injury report distributed by the Redskins for Sunday's game against the Falcons listed the Atlanta players who did not participate in practice, with no indication that the Falcons actually didn't practice. The official NFL injury report, which came out later, explains that the Falcons didn't practice, and that the injury report is merely an estimation of who would have missed practice if the Falcons had actually practiced. And I think blood is now trickling from my ears.]

As the Atlanta Falcons, reeling at 4-3 after losing to the Saints, prepare for a must-win game against the can’t-win Redskins, a whopping 12 members of the home team missed practice on Wednesday.

They were: defensive end John Abraham (foot), defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (ankle), tackle Sam Baker (ankle), receiver Brian Finneran (ankle), defensive tackle Thomas Johnson (calf), linebacker Curtis Lofton (knee/ankle), running back Jerious Norwood (hip), long snapper Mike Schneck (ribs), running back Jason Snelling (hamstring), receiver Eric Weems (ankle), receiver Roddy White (knee), tight end Keith Zinger (back).

The fact that the Falcons played less than 48 hours ago might have influenced the decision to keep so many of them out.

For the Redskins, linebacker H.B. Blades (knee), tight end Chris Cooley (ankle), and cornerback Byron Westbrook (knee) have been ruled out. Tackle Stephon Heyer (ankle) fully participated in practice.

mountain_jim

November 5th, 2009
10:47 am

Mularky needs to add some screen passes to the game plan. Mularky needs to have a safety-valve leak-out option for Ryan when max-protect is in and only 2 WRs go out. WHen they are invariably covered, he currently either has to take the sack or throw it away. How hard could it be to have one of those 8 left in to block be a safety valve?

I blame a lot of Ryan’s current problems on Mularky’s scheme design and play-calling.

MV7

November 5th, 2009
10:52 am

Hi, it’s Mike, y’know? Just think – if the Falcons had not traded up with San Diego in 2001 they could have drafted both L.T. and Drew Brees like San Diego did, y’know? Guess we know who got the better of that deal, y’know? But hey, thanks for all the money. Just wish I knew where it all went…

Mike Vick

November 5th, 2009
10:56 am

I rather be on the bench of a winner, than a starter for a 44 year old LOSER franchise.

Lombardi baby!

Be-a-Man

November 5th, 2009
10:57 am

Matt “Choke” Ryan
Lemme guess three things about you:
1) You’re a huge Mike Vick fan
2) You treat both dogs and women as pieces of trash
3) You blame “The Man” for all of your many failures in life
4) You both drink and promote the “Hope and Change” Kool-aid

MV7

November 5th, 2009
10:58 am

Hi, it’s Mike, y’know? Falcons gave up Tim Dwight and chance to draft L.T. and Drew Brees for me. WOW. Gotta be the worst trade of all time, y’know?

Humble Fan

November 5th, 2009
11:01 am

I for one am glad he is gone.I don’t care who you put at corner its better becaust he can’t tackle and never has been a team player.I say good riddance.

midnite

November 5th, 2009
11:12 am

Meangela refused to return kicks for the Falcons, that’s a team player.

William

November 5th, 2009
11:28 am

I want to see the deep ball more but you have to give the qb and receivers time to do this play.

William

November 5th, 2009
11:29 am

We need a younger field goal kicker too. You know someone who will hit a 34yd field goal.

Falcons Minority Owner

November 5th, 2009
11:34 am

Well, Matt has to overcome any perceived offensive line struggles. He gets paid the big bucks to make it happen regardless – he needs to do what it takes to make the plays. No excuses!

midnite

November 5th, 2009
11:39 am

DOL, what happened to Mike Schneck on IR?

Supes

November 5th, 2009
11:45 am

MeAngela Hall played his way out of town, why must people keep digging up the past?

This just in…the failed hero hasn’t done sh*t with the Eagles, yet he still has a SMALL and CRAZY number of followers on this blog disguised as Matt Ryan “critics”.

Hate all you want…Matt Ryan (franchise QB with a bright future)…Your failed hero (3rd string QB, game has passed him and he’s lost a step)

Manny

November 5th, 2009
11:45 am

Right now, I would like Deangelo Hall here as a Falcon. The Falcons do not have the time develop a rookie corner. We need a young vet- someone with experience being a shut-down corner. And that requires money.

That being said, I think that Deangelo could have calmed himself down with this new regime. We would have realized that he was with a professional football team. He has not ever been with a true professional football team before. He was a supporting cast memeber for the “Michael Vick Show.” He played for that freakshow in Oakland. And now he plays for the Dan Snyder experiment in Washington.

I personally think that if he played for a professional football team, he would have been a better citizen, instead of lashing out at everybody like a drowning man.

But that being said- I still have to say this: I’m not sure that Deangelo is a shut-down corner. I think he’s a lot of flash, but I think his technique needs help.

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
11:48 am

To Mike Vick,

Don’t you think drafting YOU has helped the Falcons stay a loser franchise? Like someone pointed out could have drafted LT and Drew Brees. Hmmm. Who has had a better career in the NFL Drew Brees or Michael Vick? That’s a no brainer. BTW… Here we go again. Folks can’t let him go. Michael Vick is GONE! He is not coming back. Either go root for the Eagles or shut the f up!

FalconFan

November 5th, 2009
11:48 am

Two comments:
1. Really Ledbetter? Getting Jiggy With It?
2. Honestly, I would take a less talented Grimes and Hill over Hall any day. We do not need that type of cancer on this team. Why do you think we immediately became successful after purging our roster of those type of players? Though, I hope we address that position during the off-season.

Dimitrov

November 5th, 2009
11:52 am

Matt “Choke” Ryan you’re probably the biggest Idiot i’ve never seen

Nativebird

November 5th, 2009
11:53 am

the Jerry 1st round pick was solid. His early performances showed, if stay’s healthy, could ultimately be pro bowl caliber. Tye Hill is the perfect example of why picking CB’s in the 1st round is a high risk gamble of the type that Thomas D. isn’t prone to. quite frankly, as it turns out, D. Hall has shown that his performances over the years while better than average, isn’t 1st round caliber. more like 2nd or 3rd. He’s way over paid considering the onfield production, but alas, where a franchise needs “exposure”, he’s certainly sellable to a certain sub-market in a fan base.

JeanE

November 5th, 2009
11:53 am

OMG, yes, we should’ve traded that whiny showboating all about me jerk D. Hall!! I’d rather go down in flames than have that ass clown on my team! I can’t wait to play him, we should run Roddy right on by him!!! Let’s keep Matty upright and open up the passing game, if we don’t beat this team, I wash my hands, but I’m fully confident WE WILL WIN. Better playcalling, please. Finn Finn, he’s our man, if he can’t catch it, no one can!! Go Birds!!

!st time Long time...

November 5th, 2009
11:55 am

Can someone tell me when it became a sin to be critical of Matt Ryan? I understand that he is the Great ***** Hype, But what gives? Is he rally beyond being called out for his crappy play?

Mike Vick

November 5th, 2009
11:59 am

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
11:48 am
To Mike Vick,

Don’t you think drafting YOU has helped the Falcons stay a loser franchise? Like someone pointed out could have drafted LT and Drew Brees. Hmmm. Who has had a better career in the NFL Drew Brees or Michael Vick? That’s a no brainer. BTW… Here we go again. Folks can’t let him go. Michael Vick is GONE! He is not coming back. Either go root for the Eagles or shut the f up!

Mike Vick Championship games ———— 1

Drew Brees Championship games ——————1

LT Championship games —————- 0

emack06

November 5th, 2009
11:59 am

“Be-a-Man” Let me guess three things about you

1. You’re an idiot.
(You say you wanted to guess three things but listed 4)
2. You’re an idiot.
(what does being a Mike Vick fan has to do with “Matt “Choke” Ryan” post)
3. You’re an idiot. (character assassination of someone you do not know)

Great Falconi

November 5th, 2009
12:03 pm

Ryan hasn’t played well in several games during his career. Anyone with a brain and without a completely positive agenda to put forward (Falcon fans desperate to latch onto anything other than Vick, any media intent on doting on a team whose destruction was played out on a national stage, etc.) knows this. However, anyone who loves the game of football and has a decent level of understanding about it knows that Matt Ryan is currently a good QB who has the ability to be a very good or great QB in the NFL. Will he achieve greatness? We hope so, of course, but we don’t know. One thing we do know is that Ryan is a hard-working guy who wants to be very good. Still, his a** shouldn’t be crowned before he has earned the crown. He is not above criticism any more than Vick was when his defenders came out of the woodwork after any poor performance he had for the Falcons. Ryan deserves to be called out when he doesn’t play well. That’s fair, and if you were to mention that to Ryan, he’d agree. After all, if he’s any kind of player, he’s going to demand more from himself than we do.

SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED FLACCO

November 5th, 2009
12:04 pm

PLAYOFF WINS:

Ryan (Kidding right?)………… Zero, Zilch, Nada

Flacco……………… 2

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES:

Ryan (Get serious)…………… ZERO

Flacco…………………. 1

WINS VERSUS UNDEFEATED TEAMS (6 or more wins):

Ryan (get off that crack)…………… ZERO

Flacco …………….. 1

GAMES IN SOPHOMORE SEASON WITH QB RATINGS IN 60 OR LOWER:

Ryan (The Master)………….. 3

Flacco…………………… ZERO

SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED FLACCO

November 5th, 2009
12:06 pm

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
11:48 am
To Mike Vick,

Don’t you think drafting YOU has helped the Falcons stay a loser franchise? Like someone pointed out could have drafted LT and Drew Brees. Hmmm. Who has had a better career in the NFL Drew Brees or Michael Vick? That’s a no brainer. BTW… Here we go again. Folks can’t let him go. Michael Vick is GONE! He is not coming back. Either go root for the Eagles or shut the f up!

How long has it been since the Falcons won a playoff game other than Vick? 1998

When will the NOODLE ARM win one?

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
12:11 pm

Just a bit of FYI…. Choke Ryan, Mike Vick, and Should drafted Flacco = ALL THE same blogger.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 5th, 2009
12:14 pm

If this isn’t a CHOKE please tell me what it is:

- vs Arizona…2 picks…2 fumbles… 1 safety

- vs New England … 0 tds

- vs Chicago …. 2 picks…68 QB RATING

- vs Dallas ….. 2 picks… 66 QB RATING

- vs New Orleans ….. 3 picks….. 46 QB RATING

- Ranked 18th in NFL in passing

- 82 QB RATING

- 9 picks and on pace to have more than 20

So if this is not a CHOKE then by all means celebrate this winner :)

Matt "Choke" Ryan

November 5th, 2009
12:15 pm

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
12:11 pm
Just a bit of FYI…. Choke Ryan, Mike Vick, and Should drafted Flacco = ALL THE same blogger.

Is that really a surprise? Now what does that have to do with this 2 game losing streak :)

JC

November 5th, 2009
12:22 pm

If we had drafted Flacco, you would be all over his case!

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
12:24 pm

I see the logic here. It’s the Falcons fault Michael Vick is a criminal. Yeah Ok. So, with the statement how many playoff wins does the franchise have since he went to prison OR with anyone else is irrelvent. If he is still so good, why is he not starting for another team now? By comparing Vick’s one playoff games. I remember the game at Green Bay. Correct me if I am wrong but the defense scored one of the TDs and they had a blocked punt for a TD. His win against St Louis in the playoffs (I was at that game BTW..) They rushed for over 250 yards (with Warrick Dunn getting the most of the rushings yards). But yeah it was his arm. Another thing that is funny is I never mentioned ONCE whether I am a Ryan supporter or NOT. I just pointed out. I would rather have LT AND Drew Brees. Yes, I would rather have Drew Brees than Matt Ryan or Michael Vick. As a matter of fact, I saved an email to a friend saying Michael Vick was a project per and simple. I also said in that email that Drew Brees would be a very good QB. Finally, to add I have told/ keep telling my friends. Matt Ryan is average. He is not terrible as you indicated OR great as many think. He is/will be average. That being said. I think defense wins championships. Trent Dilfer has a ring for godsakes. Look at Eli he is average IMO and he has a ring. One thing is for certain. All Super Bowl championship Teams have had very good defenses. In summary, YOUR STILL BITTER about Michael Vick get locked up. I am betting you really don’t care about Joe Flacco.

TheManMike

November 5th, 2009
12:26 pm

Emack06-

HEHE – Nice. He really did list 4 things.

I’m not 100% concerned with all the folks listed on the Injury Report – We all know that really doesn’t mean much these days and many people get some time off at least a day a week anyway. Its all switch and bait.

I look for a nice comeback win this week – Ryan will be more comfortable and the OL will protect much better. Our coaching staff is great and will make this happen. I think we opened the deep threat a little last week, and since Ryan connected with Roddy, we should see more of that this week. Jenkins needs to practice those catches man, we can’t afford those kinds of easy catch-drops. Turner will pound again this week and with the addition of our better QB protection, we’ll soar. Our D REALLY has shown up this season more than we expected, this will be a fun game for them.

GO FALCONS!

-We need some Barry-love going on in here. Where you at? – ONE HEARTBEAT!

TheManMike

November 5th, 2009
12:28 pm

C from Marietta-

Dude, are you new to these Falcons blogs or something? Stop fueling the flames man – Talk some present Falcons football and don’t be the fish swallowing the hook.

Who do you think will show up this weekend on Offense?

AlternateReality

November 5th, 2009
12:36 pm

Why does it seem like the Falcons’ receivers are never open? It looks like Ryan goes through his progressions really fast and then ends up looking for TG most of the time. Do the wide receivers ever get open deep, or does Ryan give up on their routes too quickly? I never record the games so all I see is what’s on the live broadcast.

C from Marietta

November 5th, 2009
12:38 pm

To TheManMike,

I think Matt Ryan will be fine. I not sold on him being a great QB yet. Positives – WORK ETHIC, intelligence, leadership ability, and accurate with short to medium passes
Negatives – arm strength and mobility.

That being said, The positives all point to him being a great QB. However, based on early returns he has not been terrible or great. He is average so far. I guess (being a Falcons fan my whole life), my expectations are low to medium. Since, I have been burned by optimism in the past. That being said, I am and will always be a Falcon’s season ticket holder (barring any unforseen life problems coming up or moving away from Atlanta). I think the Falcons offense will be fine this week and they will pull out a win. They are tough at home. Notice Ryan’s bad games have all been on the road, except against da Bears.

FalconsFan

November 5th, 2009
12:40 pm

Falcons 4-3
Ravens 4-3

Both QB’s are great young talents, they’re being asked to do run two different schemes, to compare the two is foolish. The same could be said for comparing Peyton Manning to Tom Brady, they’re both great QB’s but they run completely different schemes are asked to do totally different things.

Unless you win or at least make it to the Super Bowl your season is meaningless, nobody remembers the teams in the NFC/AFC title games, nobody remembers losers. The Falcons and Ravens were losers last year, they didn’t win it all. Both teams had nice seasons but when looking at the big picture very few people will remember specific records or wins. That is unless you’re a Vick fan and all you have to hang your hat on as a VICK ONLY FAN is a single win over the Packers. Then again how quickly do those same fans forget the drubbing Vick took against the Eagles the following week.

Bottom line, Ryan is a great young QB, Flacco is a great young QB and over the next 10 years as long as both stay healthy they’ll replace names like Brady, P.Manning, Brees while other young talent develops behind them.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 5th, 2009
12:47 pm

Here ya go Midnite: On Schneck. He had a tackle on Reggie Bush at 3:59 of the second quarter on a punt return. Don’t know if that’s the play that he got hurt on, but he suffered a rib injury. He’d be listed on the injury report with a back injury. –dol)

NEW LONG SNAPPER SIGNED: The Falcons place long-snapper Michael Schneck on injured reserved with a rib injury and signed former Houston and Seattle long snapper Brad Pittman on Thursday.

“I came Tuesday evening for a workout (on Wednesday),” Pittman said. “They expect me to come in and pretty much takeover where Mike left off. I have to learn the protections and just do that.”

Pittman, 6-3, 265 pounds, has played in 92 games with the Houston Texans from 2003 to 2008. He was signed by the Seahawks, but was released after an an off the field injury.

Pittman has a string of 598 consecutive successful snaps from 2003-07. He has also recorded 14 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery in his career.

Schneck served as the Falcons long snapper for 35 games after being signed by the team on October 1, 2007. He has also spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers in his playing career which dates back to 1999.

It’s a difficult time for the Falcons to replace a player in the kicking game. Longtime kicker Jason Elam missed two field goals last week against the Saints, a 34-yarder and a 51-yarder. He also missed two field goals in the season opener against Miami and missed an extra point.

FalconsFan

November 5th, 2009
12:47 pm

AlternateReality ,
I’ve heard people complaining about Ryan looking T.G.’s way too much but let’s be honest the man gets himself more open than almost any other player I’ve had the chance to watch both on TV and in person (Season Ticket Holder here) . Not only is he open he will fight for every extra yard he can get, that’s not to knock White, Jenkins, Booker, Finn or any other Falcons pass option, but Tony is a instant Hall of Fame candidate for a reason. I could see people complaining about the Matt to Tony connection if it wasn’t paying off and it seemed forced (to increase T.G.’s stats) but the combo works.

AlternateReality

November 5th, 2009
12:53 pm

FF -

I definitely wasn’t complaining about the MR/TG combo and I agree with your comments.

I was just more concerned about the fact that the WRs don’t seem to get open.

AlternateReality

November 5th, 2009
12:54 pm

Or they’re open and Ryan doesn’t see them. That would be a bigger problem, but I have no evidence of that.

boxer99

November 5th, 2009
12:57 pm

There is no reason to panic everyone of the QBs that Ryan was compared too had a bad couple of seasons even the great Joe Montana and Payton Manning didnt have stagering numbers thier first two years. I just love all these anti Ryan fans on the blog…..I got nres for all you losers he isnt going anywhere. He is here to stay. So “Choke” dont bother writing your ignorant comments every week because dont think for one minute Arthur Blank regrets his decision of getting rid of the convcick. By the way your keyboard needs a break from your greasy kentucky fried chicken fingers.