Quote:Who I Like Tonight, and I Mean Bob McGinn
Denver 33, Atlanta 24. I think back to the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine, in Indianapolis, on a Saturday night around 11, and Matt Ryan shows up for an interview with me in a gray suit, light blue Oxford shirt and dress shoes, and I think: Never seen anyone who reminded me so much of Peyton Manning.
Ryan approached the talk with me, and with a bunch of NFL teams earlier in the evening, as a business interview. I reminded Mike Mayock of NBC and NFL Network of that this week, and Mayock knew what I was saying. He's know Ryan since he was a Philly-area high schooler.
"When he came out in the draft, the reason I had him so high is that I felt like he was the closest guy from a mental aspect, from a mental toughness, from a Type A, control perspective, [as] Peyton Manning,'' Mayock said. "That's his makeup. His makeup is, You can't outwork me. Give me more and more responsibility because I'll embrace it. You can talk to his teammates back at Penn Charter High School, at Boston College, the Atlanta Falcons, they will all say he's the toughest guy they've ever met and the hardest working guy they've ever met.''
That'll help tonight, but unless he can cover too, and defend against Peyton Manning, I don't think he can do enough, even at home, to beat the great Manning.
Ha ha ha
Maybe our Defense was good enough to shut down the Great Manning