Sunday, October 3, 2010

Matt Ryan...

So, the chic thing to discuss when the debate of how good the Falcons are this year is whether or not Matt Ryan is an elite quarterback. The defense is better, Roddy is a stud, the running game is solid, but can they get to a Super Bowl with Matt Ryan?

I think it is unfair to compare Matty with Brady/Peyton Manning/Brees and those guys. He does not have a really strong arm or have above average feet/pocket awareness. What he does have is toughness, the ability to lead, and confidence of the organization and his teammates.

While Matty may not be a Pro Bowler, he is certainly better than Rex Grossman, Jake Delhomme, Trent and Dilfer. Those guys all led teams to Super Bowls in the past 10 years.

Riding the momentum of the win at NO last week, things could get really interesting for the Birds if they win their next two games vs SF and at Cleveland. They will be favored in both by about a touchdown, and if they can hold serve and be 4-1, the outlook for the season looks pretty dang good.

Two games with the Panthers and Bucs look like wins and add to that the Rams and Seahawks, and this team could be in great shape in December.

Philly at Atlanta for the NFC anyone? Would there be hype for that game?

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