Don’t Blame Matty Ice for the Falcons problems..
Fans of the Atlanta Falcons need to face facts…Matt Ryan in a great quarterback.
After that debacle of a season in 2007, Matt Ryan was drafted to become the franchise savior after the incident with Michael Vick. Since he became quarterback, the Falcons had a winning record in 6 of those seasons, made two conference championships and one bad play call away from being Super Bowl Champions.
The Falcons have enjoyed their most successful stretch in franchise history and that’s some Matt Ryan should be praised for. Yes, Michael Vick was electric for us, but he wasn’t able to accomplish what Matt Ryan has done (Falcon fans, we really need to get over Vick).
There are 5 or 6 quarterbacks that most people would take over Matt Ryan (Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger….don’t include Pat Mahomes on this list yet) but the fan bases of these teams have never placed the blame of the shortcomings of their team on their quarterback.
If the Atlanta Falcons didn’t have the shortcomings they had this year on the defense side of the ball, the Falcons are a playoff team, a very dangerous playoff team with a former league MVP at the helm and he deserves that kind of respect.
Now I know what most of the people reading his are going to say…” He couldn’t lead us to victory, he got sacked too much, and he couldn’t make the throw when we needed him too.” Well how about this, what he is supposed to do when he leads the 10th highest scoring offense in the NFL, but the DEFENSE ALLOWS THE 8TH MOST POINTS IN THE LEAGUE? Guess what, Matty Ice doesn’t play defense.
That rushing attack that was nonexistent this year due to the absence of Devonta Freeman, had less yards on the ground than the New York Jets…let that sink in for a second.
If you want continue to blame Matt Ryan every time the Falcons lose a game, be my guest, just make sure you realize more than half the teams would kill for a quarterback like Matt Ryan.
Let’s get behind our boy for this next season.