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Matt Ryan and his sophmore season?

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Let's just hope Jake Delhomme plays as good as Matt Ryan next year

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Toughness of the schedule can't be determined immediately.. Everyone though the chargers were going to own people this past year but they struggled.. WITHIN their weak division. This year, we had a strong division and a fairly difficult schedule and we came out fine. "Weak" or not, we won't find out until the season starts. Matt Ryan may fall into that slump but as a follower of the ACC, he was pretty consistent in college. May not have the same numbers, but he'll have the same impact.

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Who cares about Matty Ryan. He doesn't deserve a thread on this board.

This.

At least not Panther section.

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In my opinion.

If you give a good D coord. one year of tape, they will make pretty good QB's look very average. You need to be really good to continue to do so.

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I think Ryan is the 'real deal' as far as potential to be truly great. Will he have a 'sophomore slump'? Maybe, but so what? We won't really know about him until a few years from now anyways, after he has harnessed the value of experience and other factors (assuming he stays healthy, that is). But I think he showed a lot, and while they, like us, may have benefited from a somewhat weak schedule, the Falcons turnaround was still quite impressive. He made some glaring rookie mistakes in their playoff loss, but at least they can rightly say that, unlike us, they were competitive, and played the Cards tough on the Cards home field.

The pundits and alleged experts for the league are quite high on him, and I haven't seen anything to make them appear to be wrong. I tell you what, I'd gladly take him as is for fitting into a Panthers uniform. I'll take him in a heartbeat!

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do to him what the cardinals did.

their defense gave the blueprint.

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I hate the Falcons but he had a real good season for a rookie, can't deny that.

With that said though now that teams have film on him I expect it won't be nearly as easy.

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I think there will be a TON of pressure on the whole falcons franchise to best their performance this season

matt ryan will be a huge part of that, most fans will expect him to be perfect since his rookie season was so successful

I think he will be a huge threat next season if the entire falcons team stays on their game, but I don't think he is ready to carry the team by himsself

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Ryan admitted hitting a 'rookie wall'. I think there were parts of his game that started to get sloppy toward seasons end. At the same time though, he still maintained a grasp of the game and the action on the field like he was a veteran.

Whereas Vick's game revolved around the abundance of his physical talents, Ryan's talents seem to be in abundance around the more cerebral and instinctual aspects of playing the position. As such, I don't know how much 'film study' will be as effective in neutralizing him. Plus, since he's a dedicated student of the game, he already does plenty of self study.

I don't know if he makes a quantum leap in his game like Manning did in his 2nd season. But I'd be stunned if he regressed.

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given the history of running backs with a similar number of carries, he's going to lose turner.

every team will have a years worth of tape on him and the system.

he's playing the nfc and afc east instead of the afc and nfc west.

he already faded towards the end of the year. whether that was because of defenses picking up on him or the rookie wall is impossible to tell.

he doesn't have a lot of room to improve.

we'll see.

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Yeah, this should be in the Southern Comfort forum.

Anyway, I thought beforehand that he would surprise many people. He did. I do believe that he had a great year for a rookie. He is not a great QB yet, and honestly there are only about 5-6 QBs that I would consider great (if that many). But again, with development and progress, Ryan has shown that he is going to be much more problematic for the rest of the NFC South than Michael Vick ever was.

On a similar note, I think Flacco is going to have a greater impact on his team and the NFL though. Flacco seems to have that "it" and throws a beautiful deep ball.

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I hear you guys about the forum that it's in. I was just trying to get some views since it is the dreaded offseason.

I wish him well, but I am tired of the announcers sucking him off.

I am thinking of another rook that had a "break out" first year, and won the ROY award......Vince Young

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