Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is on Twitter

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. AP

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. AP

There have been plenty imposters on twitter claiming to be Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

During the season, he actually took pride in the fact that he wasn’t on twitter. But he finally joined the zany twitter world on Wednesday.

You can follow him here: @M_Ryan02.

Here’s his first tweet: “Hi to all the falcons fans!!! This American idol intro looks pretty intense huh??”

The second tweet: “So I guess this is how twitter works… Need some help getting rid of the egg send me some good pics”

Also, Ryan is set to appear on 790TheZone at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Here are the other Falcons on Twitter:

@tonygonzalez88 – TE Tony Gonzalez
@oviemughelli34 – FB Ovie Mughelli
@BGrimes20 – CB Brent Grimes
@WillyMo_25 – S William Moore
@JSNELZ44 – RB Jason Snelling
@johnabraham55 – DE John Abraham
@CoreyPeters91 – DT Corey Peters
@SeanWSpoon56 – LB Sean Weatherspoon
@biermann71 – DE Kroy Biermann
@roddywhitetv – WR Roddy White
@lawrencesidbury – DE Lawrence Sidbury
@SNicholas54 – LB Stephen Nicholas
@mikepeterson53 – LB Mike Peterson
@juliojones_11 – WR Julio Jones
@A_Dent52 – LB Akeem Dent
@Mr_Matthews_ – DE Cliff Matthews
@MPJohnson79 – OL Mike Johnson
@HDouglas83 – WR Harry Douglas
@JHawley61 – C Joe Hawley
@TwentyAte28 – S Thomas DeCoud
@DFranks24 – CB Dominique Franks
@Ray_Edwards – DE Ray Edwards
@Qui22Rodgers – RB Jacquizz Rodgers
@ReggieKelly82 – TE Reggie Kelly
@MGPalms – TE Michael Palmer
@Dwalls2ND – CB Darrin Walls
@SwaggerVance99 – DT Vance Walker
@WillSvitek – OT Will Svitek
@PowPow_97 – DT Carlton Powell
@jpwilson4 – QB John Parker Wilson
@M_Branson85 – TE Marquez Branson
@mattyhans30 – LB Matt Hansen
@MattBosher5 – P Matt Bosher
@TGallarda – TE Tommy Gallarda
@KCone12 – WR Kevin Cone

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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43 comments Add your comment

Khaos

April 11th, 2012
11:04 pm

Wonder if he will take to twitter and applaud how his GM fortified his O Line? That Grubbs signing was a major move…oh wait a minute…

Fire Smitty and Dimitroff

weighty

April 11th, 2012
11:25 pm

MATTY ICE, PLEASE HIT THE WEIGHT ROOM AT LEAST EVERY OTHER DAY AND STOP PLAYING CADDIE OR GOLF! WEIGHTS = MORE ARM STRENGTH! GET THE PICTURE YET! IT IS CALLED DEDICATION TO YOUR JOB AS QB! GOOD LUCK BEHIND THE SAME OFFENSIVE LINE AGAIN! BETTER GET SOME RUNNING INTO YOUR TRAINING ALSO.

Najeh Davenpoop

April 11th, 2012
11:34 pm

His first tweet is about American Idol. Enough said.

fansince74

April 11th, 2012
11:39 pm

He has never had a losing season as a Pro. Nuff said!

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RAS

April 12th, 2012
12:00 am

rustonrifle7

April 12th, 2012
12:00 am

QB Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees who were a hero in Super Bowl still love to play golf….Matty Ice will do just fine….3.8 HC very impressive!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 12th, 2012
12:07 am

His record is 43-19 in the regular season.

diving duck

April 12th, 2012
2:42 am

YES! YES! YES!!!@!@! SO LONG I’VE WONDERED HOW MATT SPENDS HIS OFFSEASON. I KNEW IT WAS REALITY TV. THE BOYS ARE GOING TO EAT CROW OVER THIS. I KNEW IT WAS IIIIIDDDOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLOLOLOL!!!!

stizz

April 12th, 2012
3:25 am

Some questionable tweets going on over there. Here’s what Brian Finneran said to him :@M_Ryan02 omg I hope someone is responding for you!! Your fans are excited. Put up a picture!! Have fun tweeting

Mike Jay

April 12th, 2012
5:09 am

And another falls to the darkside….

Loafer

April 12th, 2012
5:49 am

His record in the playoffs is 0-3. nuff said.

robertussen

April 12th, 2012
6:27 am

im kind of surprised,. i didnt think matt would be the twitter type

Lynne

April 12th, 2012
6:34 am

LMAO @ Najeh’s comment.

STRETCH

April 12th, 2012
6:47 am

ITS SAD WHEN THE CITIES SPORTS WRITERS HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT BUT FREAKIN TWITTER ACCOUNTS!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 12th, 2012
7:23 am

STRETCH — Welcome to the digital age! We also wrote about Hard Knocks. Brandon Thompson’s workout with the Falcons and Stephen Hill’s NFL visits yesterday. Also, there was plenty on Bobby Petrino.

Khaos

April 12th, 2012
7:56 am

Ryan isn’t a bust. He’s been underserved by his coaching staff. Honestly, his skillset (IMHO) would make him good candidate for the West Coast Offense. Ryan is a good QB. Perfect? No. I just think he’s coaching staff doesn’t put him in the best position to win. Case in point: he was way more effective in the no huddle calling his own plays than he was with Murlarkey calling the shots.

Fire Smitty and Dimitroff

joe

April 12th, 2012
8:16 am

maybe he can try and convince his “followers” that he can actually throw a ball more than 40 yards and still have any idea where it’s going to land…

Double Zero Eight

April 12th, 2012
8:21 am

@ weighty
I concur with your post.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 12th, 2012
8:33 am

STRETCH — We also had this here stadium story for the meat and potatoes crowd http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/gwcc-boss-complex-issues-1413977.html and a draft story on the tight ends: http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/nfl-draft-talent-not-1413914.html

Dirtybird 82

April 12th, 2012
9:01 am

Tweet about you lifting weights and doing push-ups.

Child Please

April 12th, 2012
9:43 am

Matt Ryan should pay someone with a personality to tweet for him; he is Derrick Rose’s brother from another mother.

D man

April 12th, 2012
9:49 am

Matt- good to hear from you. It will be interesting reading your tweets before and after games to see what your thinking about…

Richard

April 12th, 2012
10:09 am

I always wonder how QB’s like Montana and Elway became great without putting their every thought into 140 characters or less.

Jeff B

April 12th, 2012
10:50 am

@DMan – I really doubt he’ll be tweeting before and after games… might even be an offseason-only thing. We’ll see…

Sid

April 12th, 2012
11:13 am

Wow, DLed, you are defending yourself…………..you usually just ignore those comments or ban the person altogether…………

Joe P

April 12th, 2012
12:06 pm

WHO CARES??????????????????????

PMC

April 12th, 2012
12:08 pm

Interesting Brandon Jacobs comments today regarding his ability to run in short yardage and some issues with the line.

Michael Turner has been lambasted for this and hasn’t commented, but everyone on Earth knows that our offensive line is epically flawed so this point is probably moot.

PMC

April 12th, 2012
12:14 pm

Love Julio, but I can’t help but dream of what could have been done at 22 for the left tackle position…

oh well they’ll have a pick next year.

Brave Hokie

April 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

I would predicted the twitter account to be:

@ChickenArm_AnotherATLAncientIndianBurialGroundBust_#2

CHUCK P.

April 12th, 2012
2:51 pm

Matt Ryan, 9-14 versus teams over .500
0-3 in the playoffs.. has thrown for under 200 yards each playoff game.

CAN YOU SAY HIGHLY OVERRATED…
His defenders always say he’s 43-19. But look closer vs. the big dog teams. 9-14….

CHUCK P.

April 12th, 2012
2:59 pm

Enter your comments here

Chuck P.

April 12th, 2012
3:09 pm

Matt Ryan 9-14 vs. teams over .500.
Has not thrown for over 200 yards in 3 playoffs games.
He is 0-3 in the playoffs.
His defenders will point to his “43-19″ record.
I point to 9-14 vs. big dog teams.
Highly overrated…

robertussen

April 12th, 2012
3:25 pm

RockyMtn Coon

April 12th, 2012
3:55 pm

Matty Ice how about no more tweets til you can tweet this: Falcons WIN THE SUPER BOWL.

bulldawg 32

April 12th, 2012
4:11 pm

alot of you guys comments are ridiculous! the same people who are bashing ryan are probably the same people who still love vick. who by the way, also has never won anything but maybe a dog fight!

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D. Orlando Ledbetter

April 12th, 2012
5:58 pm

Brave Hokie — That’s mean!

Frank

April 12th, 2012
7:05 pm

Firsttimer

April 12th, 2012
7:49 pm

All you people with your criticism…and I will bet none of you who are talking can throw a football ten yards with any accuracy. You are not fans, you are a bunch of arnchair nobodies. Get a life and quit your jealousies. I truly think some of you want the Falcons to fail so you will have something to B****H about. I can see what Rob Parker was saying in his article about Atlanta “so called” fans and you have the audacity to take offense with his article.

Danny

April 12th, 2012
8:30 pm

Matt Ryan said in a radio interview today that he’s been working realy hard this off season to put on weight and get stronger. I think he heard some of our concerns about him at the conclusion of the season Falcon fans. I’m glad to hear to hear he’s putting in the work!!!

Go Falcons!!!

PlanB

April 12th, 2012
9:23 pm

I hope TD’s plan to protect MR works. Many of us seem to be worried with the plan so far. Does he expect to use the guys we have, get a FA or 2 (time is running out) or thru the draft. Khaos may be right.

Reggie

April 13th, 2012
1:48 pm

Need some help getting rid of the egg send me some good pics”
Sorry Matt..good pics wont get you a playoff win 0-3