DVR Alert: Matt Ryan apparently snubbed in Top 100

 

061912 FLOWERY BRANCH:  Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completes a pass during the first day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.      CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

061912 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completes a pass during the first day of mini-camp in Flowery Branch on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

 

BIRDLAND — Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, in an apparent snub by NFL players, apparently has not made the league’s popular Top 100 list.

The Top 10 players of last season will be revealed tonight at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network.

Host Lindsay Rhodes will be joined by NFL Network analysts Warren Sapp and Marshall Faulk to recap the 90 players that have been revealed thus far and discuss who will be tabbed the best player in the NFL.

The list – which has Tim Tebow rated 95th and Peyton Manning rated 50th even though he didn’t play last season — was voted on by the players themselves.

Running back Michael Turner (88), wide receiver Roddy White (65) and tight end Tony Gonzalez are the only Falcons already named. White was not real pleased with his selection, either.

Despite throwing for a franchise-record 4,153 yards last season and guiding the Falcons to the playoffs for the second consecutive season for the first time in franchise history, Ryan apparently has not made the

A Green Bay Packers fan isn't happy with the 20-17 Falcons victory at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

A Green Bay Packers fan isn't happy with the 20-17 Falcons victory at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

list. The NFL Network has announced that there are 13 quarterbacks. Ten have been named and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, New England’s Tom Brady and New Orleans’ Drew Brees are projected to be in the Top 10.

Here are the other quarterbacks: Tebow (95), Tony Romo (91), Joe Flacco (74), Michael Vick (70), Philip Rivers (61), P. Manning (50), Matthew Stafford (41), Cam Newton (40), Eli Manning (31) and Ben Roethlisberger (30).

Why did the players stiff Ryan?

Below is complete list of players ranked #100-11:

 

100. Chris Johnson – Tennessee Titans, RB             55. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB/PR

99. Ryan Kalil – Carolina Panthers, C                         54. Brian Cushing – Houston Texans, LB

98. Willis McGahee – Denver Broncos, RB               53. Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons, TE

97. Donald Penn – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, T          52. Von Miller – Denver Broncos, LB

96. D’Qwell Jackson – Cleveland Browns, LB           51. Brian Urlacher – Chicago Bears, LB

95. Tim Tebow – New York Jets, QB                         50. Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos, QB

94. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks, RB          49. Maurkice Pouncey – Pittsburgh Steelers, C

93. Cortland Finnegan – St. Louis Rams, CB            48. Devin Hester – Chicago Bears, WR/PR

92. John Kuhn – Green Bay Packers, FB                  47. Mike Wallace – Pittsburgh Steelers, WR

91. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys, QB                      46. Champ Bailey – Denver Broncos, DB

90. Hakeem Nicks – New York Giants, WR               45. Vonta Leach – Baltimore Ravens, FB

89. Dwight Freeney – Indianapolis Colts, DE             44. Jason Babin – Philadelphia Eagles, DE

88. Michael Turner – Atlanta Falcons, RB                 43. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers, TE

87. London Fletcher – Washington Redskins, LB      42. Jason Peters – Philadelphia Eagles, T

86. Darren Sproles – New Orleans Saints, RB          41. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions, QB

85. NaVorro Bowman – San Francisco 49ers, LB     40. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers, QB

84. Chris Long – St. Louis Rams, DE                         39. Victor Cruz – New York Giants, WR

83. Fred Jackson – Buffalo Bills, RB                          38. Ndamukong Suh – Detroit Lions, DT

82. Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns, T                     37. Steven Jackson – St. Louis Rams, RB

81. Vince Wilfork – New England Patriots, DT           36. Charles Woodson – Green Bay Packers, CB

80. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers, WR            35. Steve Smith – Carolina Panthers, WR

79. Nnamdi Asomugha – Philadelphia Eagles, CB    34. Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

78. Derrick Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs, LB          33. Matt Forte – Chicago Bears, RB

77. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals, WR                   32. Jahri Evans – New Orleans Saints, G

76. Carl Nicks – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, G              31. Eli Manning – New York Giants, QB

75. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys, TE                    30. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers, QB

74. Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens, QB                     29. James Harrison – Pittsburgh Steelers, LB

73. Johnathan Joseph – Houston Texans, CB          28. Frank Gore – San Francisco 49ers, RB

72. Lance Briggs – Chicago Bears, LB                      27. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers, LB

71. DeSean Jackson – Philadelphia Eagles, WR       26. Julius Peppers – Chicago Bears, DE

70. Michael Vick – Philadelphia Eagles, QB               25. Arian Foster – Houston Texans, RB

69. Carlos Rogers – San Francisco 49ers, CB          24. Jason Pierre-Paul – New York Giants, DE

68. Elvis Dumervil – Denver Broncos, DE                 23. Wes Welker – New England Patriots, WR

67. Joe Staley – San Francisco 49ers, T                    22. Ray Rice – Baltimore Ravens, RB

66. Earl Thomas – Seattle Seahawks, S                    21. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots, TE

65. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons, WR                    20. Ray Lewis – Baltimore Ravens, LB

64. Logan Mankins – New England Patriots, G         19. Troy Polamalu – Pittsburgh Steelers, S

63. LaMarr Woodley – Pittsburgh Steelers, LB          18. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles, RB

62. Justin Tuck – New York Giants, DE                     17. Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers, DE

61. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers, QB             16. Ed Reed – Baltimore Ravens, S

60. Darren McFadden – Oakland Raiders, RB          15. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans, WR

59. Jake Long – Miami Dolphins, T                             14. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints, TE

58. Jonathan Vilma – New Orleans Saints, LB          13. Jared Allen – Minnesota Vikings, DE

57. Trent Cole – Philadelphia Eagles, DE                   12. Maurice Jones-Drew – Jacksonville Jaguars, RB

56. Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers, WR          11. Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens, LB

 

 

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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229 comments Add your comment

keepinitreal

June 27th, 2012
2:17 pm

I’m not the biggest Ryan fan in the world, but he shouldn’t be excluded from a list that includes Joe Flacco and Tim Tebow. That’s ridiculous.

I think Ryan is a top-100 player.

Arthur Angry Blank

June 27th, 2012
2:18 pm

He wasnt gotton passed THE pOst Season YEt

Arthur Angry Blank

June 27th, 2012
2:20 pm

Hasn’t I meant. Sorry for the inconvience lol

NFCCHAMPSLIVEINGA

June 27th, 2012
2:21 pm

This snub isn’t far fetched from the National Media. Think about it, MT33 ranked 88th, and he was the 3rd ranked RB in yards for the 2011 season. Like the National Media, league players have a negative view point of the Falcons, and you cant blame them when you look back on the way the team played in the playoffs for the last couple years. MR2 should use this as motivation for the upcoming season. In the end, the only accolade that matters is the Lombardi Trophy, everything else are milestone setters. The Falcons need to RISE UP in 2012 and Take their Respect!!

Thrashers Fan!

June 27th, 2012
2:26 pm

” In the end, the only accolade that matters is the Lombardi Trophy”

That’s the only thing that matters.

/Conversation

Wyatt Earp

June 27th, 2012
2:28 pm

Murderer Ray Lewis made the top 20, shows you what the poll means. Wonder how often Lewis has nightmares about stabbing those two guys to death and getting away with it?

ronlinjenk

June 27th, 2012
2:29 pm

Mr. Vick is on there though. LOL
I love to see this guy on the field, he’s still exiting to watch!

Screw the Falcons

June 27th, 2012
2:29 pm

Maybe it’s because he isn’t that good and the Falcons are overrated? Not to mention, the fans are the worst in the NFL

Al B. Bach

June 27th, 2012
2:30 pm

Last year was his “senior” year, and he still has a noodle arm. He has Julio, Roddy and three more guys, and he can’t stretch the field.
I’ll go along with blaming Mularkey with anyone else who wants to, and I already paid for my season tix.
But Matty is on thin ice. I don’t want to hear anything about a new OC or system because all reports are that he is Koetter is basically keeping the same play book but will call it more aggressively.
This year we’ll find out if the folks who said Mularkey was protecting Ryan with his one-dimensional play-calling were right.

Devil's Advocate

June 27th, 2012
2:30 pm

Has Matt Ryan won a playoff game? I support the guy but he’s only a future HoF’er in the hearts of the Atlanta sports media and Falcons franchise. When he wins a big playoff game he’ll get more respect. It’s not a snub when it’s a fair assessment.

COACH

June 27th, 2012
2:32 pm

0-3 PLAYOFF RECORD..Atlanta has not won a playyoff game since he has been Quaterback…..Top 100??? No WAY!!! COULD NOT CONVERT A 4TH AND 1 AND 4TH AND INCHES ON A QUATERBACK SNEAK. MATT IS NOT ELITE…SORRY.

Fan Alert !

June 27th, 2012
2:35 pm

Tim Tebow is on this list and not Matt Ryan. GET- OUT -OF -HERE !!!!!!!! Don’t give me that he has to win a playoff game crap( even though we want him to and needs to!) This list as a whole is a hot mess! —Can we go before Roger Godell and the appeal committee and get this list changed ???

Mwilk

June 27th, 2012
2:36 pm

First, I’m surprised by the snubbing.

I would personally place Ryan ahead of Flacco and Tebo, but not ahead of any other quarterback on the list in terms of expected 2012 performance. At the same time, however, when it comes to play-offs these two guys have far exceeded Ryan ’s sub-par performance. So I think not having Ryan on the Top 100 can easily be justified.

Let’s take away this reason in 2012!!!

AVERAGE JOE

June 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

Matt Ryan is intelligent enough to know that not winning this stupid popularity contest means nothing. The fact that a player that didn’t even play last year is ranked 50th proves that there is no validity to it. And for those of you that have nothing better to do than come on here and bash Mr Ledbetter, shame on you and your mother for not teaching you if you don’t have something nice to say shut up and go back to the Aints blogs where all the other thugs are.

Chub Rock

June 27th, 2012
2:38 pm

Tebow making the list tells you just how much this whole thing actually means LOL. Asante Samuels is not on the list but Nnamdi is? LMAO! This list is complete BS. I kinda like the fact that Falcons were snubbed and some are upset by where they were ranked. Hopefully guys can rally together and put together a playoff run. Guys can stop dropping footballs and guys can start standing tall in the pocket and play like franchise quality football players.

Just Sayin.....

June 27th, 2012
2:38 pm

ZERO points & 0-3 in the playoffs……Where do you rank that in the NFL Top100?

Just Sayin.....

June 27th, 2012
2:40 pm

Dang even Tim Tebow made the list. What does that say about bias AJC reporting on a guy who chokes in games that matter? Tim Tebow beat the Steelers in his 1st playoff appearance.

Devil's Advocate

June 27th, 2012
2:40 pm

I mean you do realize that there are 32 NFL teams with 22 starters plus kicker, punter, and return specialists who are up for consideration. So out of roughly 800 players worth considering (starting impact players) Ryan isn’t considered in the Top 100 and that’s a bad thing? Really? I mean the poll does have its flaws but even considering the pecking order for just the Falcons players it’s spot on.

Tony > Roddy > Michael (I’d follow with John Abraham then a toss up between Ryan and Weatherspoon).

BigGTMike

June 27th, 2012
2:40 pm

It took you until they got to the Top 10 to realize he wasn’t on the list? You should have known that about #99. Noodle arm needs to strengthen up or get out.

Konehead

June 27th, 2012
2:41 pm

Definitely not a “snub”. He hasn’t proven to be a top tier Qb in the NFL “YET”. For some reasons other Qb’s can almost will their team to a win. But Ryan doenst have the extra “it” yet to do so. Maybe this is the year!!!

mothers concerned

June 27th, 2012
2:44 pm

Why is everybody surprised not I.

NFCCHAMPSLIVEINGA

June 27th, 2012
2:47 pm

MR2 is a WINNER, period!! He has been doing it from Day One since he entered into the NFL. Its just a matter of time before this trend blossoms in the Postseason.

SeenThisB4

June 27th, 2012
2:48 pm

Ryan is an also ran, and the players know it.

MaxxFalcon

June 27th, 2012
2:49 pm

Who cares!! This is so stupid. The Falcons are focused on winning a championship. I think they have a good shot. @ “Screw the Falcons”- Screw you, jerkoff. Why don’t you go on your own team’s blog if you have one and stop hating on us for no reason. I hope we steamroll whoever your team is, assclown.

Just Sayin.....

June 27th, 2012
2:50 pm

Well he will be 28 this year and before you know it he will be in his 30s. He is not a young player anymore. You guys were praising the Rookie of the Year award but now you are saying the NFL Top 100 is a popuarity contest. You guys are something else.

jarvis

June 27th, 2012
2:50 pm

What has Phillip Rivers ever done?

nostrada... oh whatever

June 27th, 2012
2:51 pm

This is why this team won’t ever get anywhere. Y’all sooooo concerned about MR making some “list,” being so-called “elite” and one of the “top 5″ qbs. Meanwhile, this little team has little heart, doesn’t know how to win the big playoff game (which they won’t see for another 4 years maybe)! so out of focus you people are. so out of focus.

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Brave Hokie

June 27th, 2012
2:53 pm

When you LOSE {er} everytime the world is watching, this is what you get…

Padding the stats versus Jacksonville does not a ’star’ make.

I would tell him / them to carry a chip because of this, but I’d be wasting my time.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

June 27th, 2012
2:53 pm

WOW! This is REALLY interesting. You mean to tell me that our QB is not considered in the top 100 and no better than Tim Tebow or Cam Newton???

I think folks in the league have seen what we are beginning to see…too many weapons and too much talent to play as lethargic as he does. Since his rookie year, Matt has played with minimum mojo, kept it safe 95% of the time, and has come off as being “scared” in big games.

Anyone remember the very first pass he threw in the playoff game against Green Bay? If not, go back and take a look. Indicative.

I’m not saying that #2 has reached his potential. Nope, he can be coached up. However, I’m not so sure that Blank, Dimitroff and this new guy will take that approach. Put another way…Bill Parcells would light a fire so hot under Matt’s arse that he would be a better player by midseason. Of 2012!

I just don’t know if we demand excellence in that way…the way to the Super Bowl.

FBD

Broadway Joe

June 27th, 2012
2:53 pm

Matty “ice pick” Ryan will never be a top quarterback until he wins a playoff game and beats some good teams in the regular season! The falcons did not beat a team last season with a winning record!

PMC

June 27th, 2012
2:54 pm

NFL players aren’t very bright on balance.

Matty

June 27th, 2012
2:56 pm

Let’s face it, Matt did not look good last year. Sufficient maybe, but not anywhere close to top tier. As a huge fan, I hope it was just scheme. With Mularkey gone, I think it will become evident pretty quickly where Matt stands.

Just Sayin.....

June 27th, 2012
2:56 pm

The Falcons will go as far as Michael Turner takes them. Its just the way it is.

Boo

June 27th, 2012
2:57 pm

Michael Vick??? P L E A S E !!!!!

Just Sayin.....

June 27th, 2012
3:00 pm

Haven’t the Falcons been outscored in their last 2 playoff games like some 71-24 points shutout in the last one offensively? How does that deserve to be Top 100?

BSG3003

June 27th, 2012
3:03 pm

He is definitely a snub. Cam Newton, A ROOKIE is at 40? AJ Green on the list but no Julio Jones who had almost the exact same stats? Everyone knows that Flacco hasn’t done a DAMNED thing is his playoff victories, and Tebow? come on now. didn’t he have like 5 picks against the Lions?

I mean even John Kuhn a FULLBACK beat Matt Ryan out! this list is a damn shame!

What

June 27th, 2012
3:03 pm

So based on this ranking Matt Ryan for Donald Penn (T, Tampa) would be a good trade for Atlatna? I don’t think any GM in their right mind would make that deal from an Atlanta perspective. This list is asinine.

Falcons: Play 60!

June 27th, 2012
3:04 pm

“Ryan apparently has not made the list”

oh boo hoo, Ryan’s job isn’t to care about some list, it’s to help the Falcons win. Who cares that he didn’t make “the list”

BSG3003

June 27th, 2012
3:08 pm

Broadway Joe= Dumbass The lions definitely had a winning record. Hence the playoff appearence vs the saints.

ls1z28chris

June 27th, 2012
3:10 pm

He didn’t get snubbed. The guy just flat out stinks. He’ll probably be a backup QB in three years, mark my words.

And Roddy “Down Low” White? He thinks he has dropped in the ranks of this popularity contest because he dropped passes? This guy really is as stupid as he looks. He most likely dropped places in this popularity contest voted on by NFL players because he starts fistfights on the field whenever things don’t go his way. He is an immature child.

BSG3003

June 27th, 2012
3:11 pm

Don’t see how Matt Ryan is a joke when he set a record number for yards last year for our franchise.

Chris Spivey

June 27th, 2012
3:12 pm

Matt Ryan is god awful. He’s not even a top 20 QB. I’d take the Sanchize over him.

BSG3003

June 27th, 2012
3:15 pm

ls1z28chris- I stopped at “He’ll probably be a backup in three years” Can we actually get some intelligent people on this blog, instead of he idiots that regularly infest these blogs? I mean this blog is ALWAYS the worst blog to come to on the whole AJC site.

Falcon James

June 27th, 2012
3:16 pm

The only contest that Ryan needs to win is the one where he gets to say “I’m going to Disney Land” at the end.

Hahahahahaha!

June 27th, 2012
3:19 pm

C’mon now …. are any of you Failcant’s fans suprised? Matt Ryan is a joke that is so sad that it isn’t even funny anymore..just plain old sad! hahahahahahahahahahahaHA! :) :) :)

realitycheck

June 27th, 2012
3:24 pm

I said he’s the second coming of either Marc Bulger or Jim Everett two years ago……….a couple pretty good seasons early, but probably only a couple seasons away from being a backup. Ryan is clumsy and slow footed with average arm strength………and those traits can’t be fixed.

Cmon

June 27th, 2012
3:25 pm

It isn’t funny but you say hahahah, I don’t get it.

ccwwww

June 27th, 2012
3:28 pm

SeenThisB4

June 27th, 2012
2:48 pm
Ryan is an also ran, and the players know it. What does this mean is english??????

Ryan

June 27th, 2012
3:29 pm

There is at least 2 Cleveland Browns players on this list. Do they still play in the NFL much less make a playoff game much less win one? This list is bogus.