FORGET "ICE", He's Matty "ELITE" Ryan (link included)
12-21-2010, 05:54 AM (This post was last modified: 12-21-2010 06:32 AM by Tandy.)
RE: FORGET "ICE", He's Matty "ELITE" Ryan (link included)
(12-21-2010 01:05 AM)Swift Is a Die Hard Wrote: Your memory is short lived then if you cant remember
For the record - Falcons are =
17-2 when Turner rushes for 100 yards (89.5%)
12-9 when Turner rushes for less than 100 yards (57.1%)
5-3 when Turner doesn't start (62.5%)
13-0 when Ryan has a QB rating of 100 or over (100%)
17-10 when Ryan has a QB rating of less than 100 (62.9%)
0-2 when Ryan doesn't start (0%)
Your opinions are noted and are as valuable as everyone elses - but the facts do not indicate that Turner is more valuable than Ryan. We still have a winning record with or without Turner - we do not without Ryan. We do not lose when Ryan has a QB rating above 100 - we have lost when Turner has rushed for over 100. I love Turner and I happen to think he's elite as well - but the facts do not bear out that Turner is more valuable to the team than Ryan. I believe they are equally important personally, and are both Falcons. What they do complements the other and they work together as a team as they should. But, make no mistake - to a man on the team they would agree - Ryan is the leader of this team - not Turner.
Bottom line - our team is a team.
Our QB is our QB so whether you guys appreciate or like what he gives us - you are going to have to learn to accept him as our QB.
You don't have to think he's all that - but he's ours - he is the face of the Falcons. He is a Falcon.
When you undermine the clear leader of the team - you undermine the Falcons. Just sayin'
Matt Ryan is in the top 2 in the most important stat of all - Most wins.
He is tied for the most wins at home as a starter in the league with 19-1 (with Danny White). If we win Monday night with Ryan as the starter - he will own the record in the NFL since the merger.
He is in 2nd place for most wins by a starter in the NFL in their first 3 years. Marino holds the record by 1 win. If we win our last 2 games - he will hold the NFL record for that.
As for the great stats you speak of ... He is
#1 in wins provided per year in the league with an average of 11 through this game
#2 in winning percentage overall in his career with 73.73% behind only Brady
#11 in completion % with 62.7 - above Big Ben on your elite list.
#11 in yards with 3321 - above Big Ben on your elite list and above Aaron Rodgers.
#6 in TDs with 25 - above Big Ben and above Aaron Rodgers.
#11 in least interceptions thrown - above Rivers, Rodgers, P Manning, E Manning and Brees
#5 in passing first downs - above E Manning, Brady, Rodgers and Big Ben
#13 in rating - above E Manning
#2 in 3rd down conversion % - above all but Brees
#1 in 4th down conversion % - above all
For all you calling people Homers who say Ryan is elite - the last time I looked - the article was written by Pat Y., who has not ever been a Falcons homer - ever.
By the way - the playoff win argument is as lame as any I've ever heard. The man has played 2 full years - taken us to the playoffs in his rookie year - and lost on the road.
He has also managed to get us to the playoffs twice now with a clinch this past Sunday. He hasn't played that game yet - but all of you are predetermining that he can't win a playoff game.
Do you even understand how asinine that whole argument is?
I for one, believe that if we had been healthier last year - he would have led us to playoffs then as well.
Remember folks, in our first 42 years, we made the playoffs 8 times. Ryan has now achieved getting us there in his first 3 years.
In our first 45 years, we only won a playoff game 6 times. I believe Ryan will have that number beat before his 6th year!