I think he's a solid, starting QB but people try to make him out to be this QB who has top 5 potential, and I don't see it.
Ever since he came into the league, he had a GREAT running game with Michael Turner absolutely destroying defenses and making defenses stack the box to stop him. Ryan, smartly, took advantage of that for all 5 years that Turner was in Atlanta. The Falcons FO got Ryan a freak in Julio Jones who can pretty much catch anything that's thrown within like 5-10 yards of him. And Roddy White has always been a beast as well.
2009 was Turner's arguably worst season when he was in his prime and guess what? ....that convenienltly was also Ryan's worst season as defenses stopped stacking the box to stop him and actually started to defend the pass.
Then in 2012, defenses were out to absolutely shut down Michael Turner every time they played Atlanta and Ryan took advantage of this by having the best season of his career.
Falcons get rid of Turner because he hit the age "31" in the past off season and "31" is seen as the age that RBs dwindle down plus Turner cost a lot. And since then, the Falcons offense has been absolute crap without Michael Turner.
You can tell me that injuries are why the Falcons offense is so bad, but what about before those injuries? Atlanta didn't start the season with injuries to Julio and Roddy White. They had an elite offense on paper before the season and yet with no good run game supporting Ryan, the Falcons offense played like ********.
Ryan's a guy we don't really talk about here...at least not nearly as much as Peyton, Brady, Brees, Wilson, Flacco, Kapernick, Cutler and now McCown lol so I thought it would be healthy to get some discussion on Matt Ryan.
What are your thoughts on Matt Ryan? Is he actually as good everyone thinks and says he is or has his game been heavily complimented a very good run game?