Countdown to camp: A look at the quarterbacks

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  – With the opening of the Falcons‘ training camp today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will take a look at some key positions every day. Today: the quarterbacks.

The 10-day “Countdown to Camp” series started out with the defensive line and was followed by the linebackers, cornerbacks, safeties, offensive line, special-teams units, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs.

The players reported for training camp Wednesday and are set to take the field  at 10:40 a.m. this morning.

THE REALLY BIG QUESTION: Can Matt Ryan flourish in the offense installed by new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter?

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan can take solace in the fact that his career is off to a fast start.

Ryan has a impeccable 43-19 record as a starter, but is 0-3 in the playoffs.

After four seasons, Peyton Manning had a mediocre 32-32 record and also lost his first three playoff games. He did not get his playoff-breakthrough until his sixth season when the Colts defeated the Denver Broncos 41-10 after the 2003 season.

There is a great deal of pressure Ryan and the Falcons to maintain their status as a playoff team and then do some damage in the playoffs. Ryan is not hiding from the pressure.

“I’m very excited about this upcoming year,” Ryan told Channel 2 Action News recently. “I think we’ve had a great offseason. We’ve got some new coaches that are exciting. We have some new guys that we drafted. I can’t wait to get to work.”

Like Ryan, Falcons coach Mike Smith is just fine with the Super Bowl-or-bust mentality.

“I think the head coach and the quarterback position are the most scrutinized positions in an organization,” Smith said. “Ultimately we are both going to be judged on success in the postseason.”

Ryan and new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter are working closely together to make sure the offense will continue to soar. Like Manning, Ryan is set to get more opportunities to call plays at the line of scrimmage in the team’s vaunted no-huddle attack.

Ryan flourished under the system that former coordinator Mike Mularkey installed right from his rookie season.

An offseason to more fully integrate wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Jacquizz Rodgers into the attack will give Ryan more weapons at his disposal.

Ryan’s critics point to his low yards-gained-per-pass attempt numbers. After he finished fourth in the NFL as a rookie with 7.9 yards gained per pass attempt, his numbers dipped to 6.4 (21st), 6.5 (26th) and bounced back some last season 7.4 (14th).

Quarterbacks John Parker Wilson, Matt Ryan and Chris Redman. (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com)

Quarterbacks John Parker Wilson, Matt Ryan and Chris Redman. (Curtis Compton/CCompton@ajc.com)

After his rookie season, Ryan was tied with Carolina’s Jake Delhomme and trailed only San Diego’s Philip Rivers (8.8), New Orleans’ Drew Brees (8.0) and Houston’s Matt Schaub (8.0).

Last season, Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers led the league with 9.2 yards gained per pass attempt.

His numbers should increase in Koetter’s attack, which features more vertical passing routes.

Ryan, who’s set to make a base salary of $11.5 million this season and $10 million next season, is nearing the end of a six-year, $72 million deal. 

FIVE GOALS FOR THE QUARTERBACKS IN 2012

1. Spread the ball around more.

2. Throw more accurate on vertical routes.

3. Provide more explosive plays.

4. Improve the yards-gained-per-attempt ratio.

5. Be more effective in the redzone.

Here’s a look at the quarterbacks:

Matt Ryan: Ryan passed for a franchise-record 4,177 yards last season and became the second Falcons quarterback to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season. Jeff George passed for 4,143 yards in 1995. Ryan also had a franchise-best six games of 300 yards or more passing last season, but the team was 2-4 in those games. Over his career, the Falcons are 4-6 when he passes for more than 300 yards.

Chris Redman: He appeared in five games completing 18 of 28 pass attempts for 188 yards in 2011. In nine NFL seasons, Redman has appeared in 31 games and completed 286 of 500 pass attempts for 3,179 yards with 21 touchdowns.

John Parker Wilson: He’s been with the team for two full seasons and will get a chance to show how much he’s developed during the exhibition season.

Dominique Davis: The strong-armed passer from East Carolina and Boston College, could push Wilson for the No. 3 spot and be in line to eventually replace Redman as the No. 2.

Training camp Dates, Practice Times (public availability)

Thursday, July 26 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, July 27 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, July 28 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, July 29 Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, July 30 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, July 31 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, August 1 Players’ Day Off

Thursday, August 2 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, August 3 Practice 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

KIA Motors “Friday Night Lights” at Peachtree Ridge High School

6:45 – 9:10 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, August 4 Players’ Day Off

Sunday, August 5 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, August 6 Walkthrough 11:10 – 11:55 a.m. (closed to the public)

Combined Practice w/ Tennessee Titans

Coahulla Creek High School – Dalton, GA — 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, August 7 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, August 8 Pregame Walkthrough – No Media Availability

Thursday, August 9 Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens, Georgia Dome, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 10 Players’ Day Off

Saturday, August 11 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, August 12 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, August 13 Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (closed to the public)

Tuesday, August 14 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (closed to the public)

Wednesday, August 15 Pregame Walkthrough – No Media Availability

Thursday, August 16 Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Georgia Dome, 8 p.m. – FOX (National Broadcast)

Friday, August 17 Players’ Day Off

Saturday, August 18 Walkthrough 10:40 – 11:25 a.m. (closed to the public)

Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (closed to the public)

Sunday, August 19 Walkthrough 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. (closed to the public)

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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78 comments Add your comment

redcoat

July 26th, 2012
5:36 am

Matt is very capable to lead the team to the SB. This offense will spread the defense and not be as predictable. Yards after catches will be key and we have the players and scheme in place to increase those yards.

The pieces are in place to win it all…….Go Falcons!

Scott Anderson

July 26th, 2012
6:33 am

Just no faith for me in Ryan and taking the Falcons to the next level.

Maybe the offensive line will block this year as Ryan gets the happy feet alot and goes down pretty quick with pocket pressure.

Defense is not going to win alot of games. Pressure on J Jones and White to catch the balls. Forget Gonzalez except as a first down occasional catch.

I dont know. I still think 8-8

Lose to KC and then Denver with Manning and it may be wheels off chunk chunk chunk down the road.

ronhen24

July 26th, 2012
6:46 am

I hope Dominique Davis move JP Wilson out for the No.3 and later mover to No.2. He is a beast and good pocket passer.

50 caliber

July 26th, 2012
7:16 am

I love how fans and haters say they have no faith in Ryan or he isn’t the right guy but he is on pace to be the best QB ever in the game,if you look at stats and wins. Take the time and compare ryans 1st 4 season to other greats 1st 4 and if that don’t change your mind nothing will.

Blue Fender

July 26th, 2012
7:26 am

Dang, Scott! You must be either an eternal pessimist or an ‘Aints fan.

Whadda Ya Know?

July 26th, 2012
7:32 am

In addition to the five goals you listed above, two additonal goals I’d like to see from Ryan is…
1) Get the ball out quicker (prevent sacks)
2) Stand in the pocket and deliver the ball (Man Up!)

We have too much talent on this team not to spread the ball around to everyone. No more going just to Roddy, Gonzalez and Julio. HD, RBs, 4th WR all need to get the ball distributed to them.

Stepchild

July 26th, 2012
7:39 am

To be honest…..I am scared of pushing vertical passing with Ryan. While I see him passing for more yards this year, probably about 4300 yards or so, I can also see his interceptions & sacks increase. I’m getting prepared for another tough year. Somebody please talk me off of the ledge!!

Saints R.E.A.M.

July 26th, 2012
7:43 am

50 caliber – its hard to compare his 1st 4 seasons to other greats stats because its like apples and oranges. During Ryan’s 1st 4 seasons the league has made passing easier than at any other time in the league. Also, the rules to protect a QB make it tough for defenders to recklessly attach opposing QB’s. Don’t get me wrong, I think Ryan is off to a fine start and is a good QB but I just think the comparison you describe is invalid.

gary31

July 26th, 2012
7:49 am

It is amazing the number of Matt Ryan detractors on this site. Considering the offensive line we had last year for him to set an all time Falcons passing yardage record is amazing.

Rick

July 26th, 2012
7:50 am

Time to make it happen Matt!

JSS

July 26th, 2012
7:53 am

Ha ha, he still trails Flacco in wins… I won’t talk playoffs because that will bring the Ryan apologists out trying to continue attribute it all to the Ravens defense (even though they’ve been just ordinary in their last 5 playoff games). How can anyone have 64 attempts (generally two games of passing attempts) more and a 60% completion rate and only lead Flacco by yardage…

“After last year’s AFC championship game, the linking of Ryan and Flacco is over… I’d take Flacco any day of the week. He drove his team 3 times into position to go the Super Bowl and his teammates failed to execute… It’s not even close on the big stage…” Randy Cross – NFL Network

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50 caliber

July 26th, 2012
8:01 am

i compared the 1st 4 seasons because thats all we got that we can look at. And dont give me no crap about the league being easier for QB’s they have been protecting QB’s since Peyton was a rookie. Also QB’ are under 10x the pressure now days to perform at high levels. Oh yea I seem to remember ryan beating flacco head to head 2 years ago and you can’t tell me that the Falcons were even close to being as talented as the Ravens back then.

JSS

July 26th, 2012
8:08 am

Like I said, it will bring the Ryan apologists out…

They both played well in their head-to-head encounter, all you have to hang your hat on… Ryan won that night, last team who got the ball scored…

Randy Cross and Rich Gannon seem to have given their opinion… The rest, well…

Big Mike

July 26th, 2012
8:11 am

Channeling my inner Lee Flowers, I’ll say this:

Matt Ryan is Matt Ryan, that’s all that he is and that’s all he ever will be. What we’ve seen of Ryan thus far is what we should expect to see going forward; nothing more. In fact, I’ll be surprised if he makes it through sixteen games unscathed behind that O-line. That said, Let the hype and false expectations continue.

JSS

July 26th, 2012
8:14 am

Ryan playoff TD drought meter… 4.75 quarters and counting…

JSS

July 26th, 2012
8:16 am

The Ryan Sub 200 yard playoff passing game meter… 3 games and counting…

SeenThisB4

July 26th, 2012
8:16 am

@DLed:

The problem with goal #1, is that Ryan is dependent on his receivers accomplishing their goal #1, which wouldn’t be their goal #1 if it were not a problem to begin with.

The problem with goal #2, is two-fold, first Ryan is dependent on his offensive line accomplishng their goal #1, which wouldn’t be their goal #1, if it were not a problem to begin with…and secondly, he gets rattled after one or two hits in a game.

Then, the problem with goals #3,#4,&#5 is that they are all dependent on #1 and #2.

You know what Drew Brees #1 goal is? Here it is: Recognize what the defense is attempting to do and determine the mismatches, on each and every play before he takes the snap so as to exploit the defense to the maximum extent.

It’s a little more complicated than just spreading the ball around or running a no huddle. A no huddle tries to dictate to the defense in terms of tempo and conditioning, which is okay, but not sustainable in this league.

too busy to hate

July 26th, 2012
8:21 am

Matt Ryan’s 43-19 record is good.

JSS should move to Baltimore,
drool over Flacco and never come back.

SeenThisB4

July 26th, 2012
8:26 am

Dominique Davis?! Replacing Redman? LOL! Yeah, okay!

JSS

July 26th, 2012
8:28 am

Who said it was not good?

See, you guys “hate” when others point out the pure facts… Flacco has his albatross, he needs to go the Super Bowl, ask anyone in Baltimore!

JSS

July 26th, 2012
8:31 am

Houston showed everyone how to attack Ryan in a no huddle situation…

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
8:36 am

Whadda Ya Know?

July 26th, 2012
7:32 am
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1) Get the ball out quicker (prevent sacks) Ryan has had the pocket collapse on him so many times he has had to get rid of the ball quicker, many times before the routes have been run. We could actually use an extra second or two for the play to develop, especially if we are really going to see a screen game in the Falcons arsenal.
2) Stand in the pocket and deliver the ball (Man Up!) Are you serious? Ryan is one of the toughest QB’s out there. Man up my butt, let’s see you take some of those shots.

JSS

July 26th, 2012
8:41 am

Esquire…
The difference is that Eli Manning has taken the mask off that situation of playing behind a marginal line…. He took shots in that SF game that were godsmack… But he delivered the ball…

BIG CHUCK

July 26th, 2012
9:02 am

Matt Ryan is 9-14 vs teams over .500. Ryan’s defenders often overlook this fact. It seems to me when the BIG BOYS come to play. He just doesn’t get the job done. Ryan pads his stats against scrub teams, not the big boys.

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
9:17 am

JSS

July 26th, 2012
7:53 am
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Your apologizing for Flacco? That really pretty damn funny.

Falcony

July 26th, 2012
9:45 am

I hope Ryan spent the entire offseason working out, getting stronger, and improving his footwork. He has ZERO ability to extend a play with his feet once the pocket collapses which is what Brees, Rodgers, and Brady are all able to do with ease. This is his biggest weakness IMO.

Mike is Back

July 26th, 2012
9:50 am

DLed, looking forward to the completion for backup QBs…The kid Davis intrigues me.

U know I’m a big fan of the ICE MAN…can’t wait to see what he looks like in this new vaulted offense.

I don’t know much about the new OC…But I like what I have been reading about the new scheme… if they can execute his plan…with the WRs we have…THE BIRDS could be scary.

GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
9:50 am

As far as Brees is concerned he is about to experience life without Nicks. Ryan has had to face multiple directions of collapse, not just do a do si do and shuffle his feet. Amazing what Ryan has been able to accomplish behind the O line he has been presented with.

PMC

July 26th, 2012
9:51 am

DLED, I think there’s a typo in the header. It says Quarterbacks.

I’m not sure it should be plural.

Whadda Ya Know?

July 26th, 2012
9:59 am

Esquire, Ryan has been timed agains the top QBs in the league and the evidence has shown the Brees, Bradys and Rogers of the world get the ball out 2 secs or less…Matt Ryan much longer. Part of the problem is the offense that was called took too long to develop and caused Ryan to hold on to the ball longer. One thing Koetter said he was working on with Ryan is getting the ball out quicker.

My second point is because of Matt’s anxious feet. He looks at the defenders, instead of keeping his eyes down field, at the first sign of his pocket collapsing. Tom Terrific stands and delivers that ball. Ryan ducks as he tries to get the ball out. That’s the difference. I blame his coaching for this…not Matt.

We all know that Matt has things he needs to work on. I just pointed out two areas I’d like to see him improve in besides the other five DLed mentioned. I hope he continues to make strides and excels in Koetter’s offense this season.

D man

July 26th, 2012
9:59 am

I love this young QB Matty Ice. He has done an outstanding job his first 4 years, better than other notable QB’s like Manning, Farve, and Montana. He will only improve and become one of the elite QB’s in the league.

Remember his first NFL pass for a TD to Jenkins. Remember his touch pass to Roddy White downfield with only 5 seconds left on the clock against Da Bears to put us in field goal range. Remember that touch pass to Gonzalas last year against Philly in the back of the end zone where only Tony could catch it. Tony said after that game that he told Ryan in the huddle where to throw it and he would go get it. I love our QB Matty Ice. This year will be another great year…

rollo lawson

July 26th, 2012
10:16 am

Another fluff article regarding Matt Ryan. How about mentioning the need for improvement in throwing the deep ball? Overthrows cost us in the Houston and New Orleans games last year. What about challenging Ryan to take his eyes off of Tony Gonzalez on occassion and get the ball to a potentially explosive Harry Douglas? You mentioned Asante needing to tackle better and Roddy dropping passes, why not talk about what Ryan needs to improve on.

Double Zero Eight

July 26th, 2012
10:23 am

As some have already said, the offensive line is the key
to Ryan”s success. If he can avoid, doing the “happy feet”
dance and plant his feet, he can be successful and get the
ball to Julio and Roddy with some accuracy.

In all honesty, the offensive line has been rather bad in Ryan’s
playoff games. Even the running backs had poor games.
I agree that it is time for Ryan to win a playoff game. Hopefully
the new offensive coordinator will have a plan B in the playoffs
if plan A is not working.

I think Ryan has an adequate arm. Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl
and he did not have a “cannon” arm.

PMC

July 26th, 2012
10:25 am

If the only thing that happens this season is to wipe Jeff George off the record books… I mean that would be somthing to celebrate.

PMC

July 26th, 2012
10:27 am

Ryan does everything quicker in the no huddle. I’m really not sure why they don’t use it more. It’s kind of silly. He has better rhythm and timing in that situation than any other.

MaxxFalcon

July 26th, 2012
10:36 am

Matt Ryan is going to have a career year if our O-line can protect him. This is a big “if”. To those talking about the Houston game last year, if Roddy and julio didn’t drop every ball that came their way, we would have won that game. Matt was hitting them in the hands with pressure in his face all day. He played extremely well considering the Swiss cheese of an O-line that was playing in front of him. And to those clowns saying that he doesn’t stand tall in the pocket and take a hit, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Go back and watch the Philly game from last year, Ryan was gettin his block knocked off while completing passes. He is one tough dude

Die Hard Falcon

July 26th, 2012
10:41 am

I am confident that as the OLine goes, so goes our offense and MR2’s success or failure will greatly be a result of their ability to give him at least average time in the pocket. The only reason the sacks were minimized last year was b/c of MR2’s ability to get the ball out quick, that however leads to less YPP average and less accuracy, if he had a pocket like Brees, or Brady, forget about it, he could throw for 5k as well. I don’t think that he’s as good as either of them, but the bottom line is, w/ the line playing as poorly as it did, he still passed for almost 4200. If the line play gets much better or if the scheme (screens, etc) can slow down the pass rush, you’ll see, he’ll be playing at a pro bowl caliber.

Go Falcons!!!

Whopper Dawg

July 26th, 2012
10:47 am

Vaunted no-huddle offense? Really?? Exactly when did we get vaunted and vaunted according to who? I am guessing you Ledbetter.

One of the differences between Ryan and the elite QBs (and there are several) is his accuracy not only on vertical routes, but where he puts the ball period. Most of the time the receivers have to make adjustments to the ball which ends the route and/or gives the DBs time to close both of which restrict YAC. Rarely does Ryan hit the receivers where they can maximize or at least have an opportunity for YAC ala Brees, Rodgers and Brady to name a few.

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
10:53 am

rollo lawson

July 26th, 2012
10:16 am
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Harry dropped some passes on him, that might cause him to look for better hands.

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
10:55 am

Die Hard Falcon

July 26th, 2012
10:41 am
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Exactly

MaxxFalcon

July 26th, 2012
10:36 am
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Exactly

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
10:59 am

Whopper Dawg

July 26th, 2012
10:47 am
One of the differences between Ryan and the elite QBs (and there are several) is his accuracy not only on vertical routes, but where he puts the ball period. Most of the time the receivers have to make adjustments to the ball which ends the route and/or gives the DBs time to close both of which restrict YAC. Rarely does Ryan hit the receivers where they can maximize or at least have an opportunity for YAC ala Brees, Rodgers and Brady to name a few.

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Took all morning for you to come up with that insane comment.

JAYE

July 26th, 2012
11:03 am

I wish all of you would stop putting m.r. on and elite pedestal. He is a decent qb. Now how many times in four yrs that he put his team on his back and carried them. Do you really think that other teams get overly concerned that m.r. and the falcons are coming to town. Matt really scares other teams—yea right lol let him just play and stop trying to tell us how good he is. What has he done in the most important games of his career? Has not showed up at all!!!!!

rollo lawson

July 26th, 2012
11:03 am

Esquire, I’m tired of this “dropped passes” crap. Every receiver drops passes. Even Gonzalez on occassion. So I guess Ryan needs to shy away from Roddy too, his best receiver, because he dropped passes? Ryan needs to get better. Plain and simple. Just like the receivers, oline, cbs, dline, lbs, etc.

JSS

July 26th, 2012
11:04 am

And he overthrows and behind them, how in the heck is going to look for better hands?

Houston was whipping them with a third string QB, that should not been a contest… After he was wild on those first throws, Wade brought the kitchen sink, the Thai brothel, and the Communist Manifesto! Jones and White drop balls? Who knew? ;-)

rollo lawson

July 26th, 2012
11:06 am

It’s funny how people see what they want to see. Julio did have a crucial drop in the Houston game. Did you also notice the two overthrows on play 1 and 2 when Roddy and Julio had the defenders beat by at least three yards?

PMC

July 26th, 2012
11:07 am

He was a decent college QB, now he’s a decent pro QB. Not much has changed really other than his bank account.

Falcons 73

July 26th, 2012
11:11 am

The biggest deficiency in the Falcons over the past four years hasn’t been Ryan’s play, but more a function of Mike Smith’s stubborn tendency to play conservative football. If you look at Drew Brees when he was in San Diego, he was good but not great (and eventually let go in order for Phillip Rivers to take the reins). San Diego at the time, played Marty ball which is almost the equivalent (if not worse than) Mike Smith’s philosophy. While Brees was and is a fantastic qb, it took the right coach, with the right scheme, to propel him to a “elite qb” status. If he had stayed with Marty, I don’t know that he would have had the same success.

I’m not yet convinced that Matt Ryan is elite, but he as long as Mike Smith is running this team, I can’t see Matt Ryan moving to “elite qb” status. Mike Smith (unfortunately) is really a modern day version of Schottemheimer.

Esquire

July 26th, 2012
11:12 am

Dled, sounds like you’re a Dominique Davis fan. I too am interested to see what he brings. Fortunately we haven’t had to see what Billy Bob John Parker Wilson can do and Redman has been a brilliant back up QB. Davis was suspended from BC for academic reasons (at least it wasn’t weapons charges) and like Wilson went as an UFA. That’s mighty high praise to drop him in behind Ryan without so much as an NFL exhibition snap.

Rev Blake

July 26th, 2012
11:12 am

Mat Ryan = ELITE, Coach on the field.
Drew Brees = System QB (Success with Payton in his earpiece)
Cam Newton = Athletic, but no winning season; too early to tell.
Josh Freeman = backup QB