Why do Ravens fans care about the perception of Matt Ryan?
Because they have eerily similar stats to date except Joe has fewer receiving weapons, plays better defenses, and does it outdoors, and wins in the playoffs yet for some reason, Ryan is viewed as the better QB. It's gratifying to some of us to see that view shifting as Joe continues to play very well against the best D's in the league.
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That pick six he had in that game was one of the worst passes in NFL playoff history, and much worse than any play Flacco has ever had.
The media build you up just to pull you down
Sure, Ryan has been getting tonnes of positive press since he came to the league
But if Falcons go one and done the media will turn on him
Their GM mortgaging so much on just one draft selection does not help either
Now, we have the opportunity to see if the perception will change.
Watching postgame the answer is no, it hasn't. His name literally has not been mentioned ONE time.
In Atlanta, however, the bloom is finally coming off the rose. I would like to cite a few examples but the board has been crashed for the last hour LOL. But from what I was reading there last night there was pressure on Ryan to play well and step up and the questions were out there about him.
Will let you know what my coworkers say or if they give excuses. I think they may roast him