Can we please disagree and provide context around the facts of the case without being sexist knuckle dragging neanderthals?
Personally, I find it unfortunate that Ashley Fox is using this case as an example of the domestic violence problems in this country (of which there are many) because once you dig into the facts of the case, it undermines a lot of her argument.
While victims need not be saints to be taken seriously or be afforded justice, there are enough red flags in the case to question the credibility of the accuser. Domestic violence should never be accepted but neither should potentially unfounded accusations be allowed to destroy the reputation of individuals.
Last year wasn't really Matt Ryan's fault. He had a poo OL blocking for him and he lost Julio mid way. Roddy white is also sliding down into a WR2. Eli is a 2 time superbowl champ and he played like poo last year because of his OL.
I am not a fan of Ryan but he did do a great job taking the falcons to the playoffs the past few years.
But 4-12? An elite QB, which is how they're paying him, should be worth 4 wins basically by himself.
I've never seen a team drop off like that without a QB problem. I expect them to be better this year, but if I were a Falcons fan I'd be real worried about how good Ryan really is.
Because conservative, "red state" morons want to stay away from a "bad seed" instead of taking a chance once in a while. The Panthers should be all over this guy if Cleveland cuts him, offer him small dollars with a chance to make more down the line while convincing him that this is probably his last chance to prove that he belongs in the league.
Where are the red states? Oh, that's right. Sitting back waiting to b*tch about something one of those 3 states did.
Want to know why we have a "conservative" approach to players with a troubled past? *Hint* it doesn't have anything to do with politics.
We'll see. If he can truly be a consistent passer he'll probably be the best offensive weapon in the league.
WR talent factors a lot here as well. Cam is not the most accurate and has a tendency to over throw people, so Gettleman goes out and gets several savvy WRs with excellent hands over 6 ft tall. Then there's the monster that is Kelvin Benjamin (assuming his play matches his physical skills).
I actually think we improved a lot in our WR corps in terms of finding players that match our QBs skill set and personality for that matter. As much as I love Steve Smith, there's only so much Cam could tell him that he would actually listen to.
I expect a bounce back year for Ryan because of gettin his WRs healthy again, and I expect an excellent year for Cam due to the upgraded receiving unit.