Elite Status for Ryan?

I should have ended the title with a period instead of a question mark. ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas named Matt Ryan his NFC South High Energy Player of the Week after the Falcons’ 20-17 victory over the Packers last Sunday.

All Ryan did was complete 24-28 passes, and led the Falcons to a game winning drive with less than a minute to play.

I’ve never been sure exactly what the qualifications are for that distinction. But I’m pretty sure getting signature wins against very good teams and leading late game-winning drives must fall somewhere on that list.

As a Falcons season ticket holder the last three years, all I can say is, been there and done that, and have confidence in Ryan’s ability to overcome adversity.

I know with the Vick resurgence there are plenty of ATL fans that think the Falcons should have waited on Vick to pay his dues to society, however the reality is that the franchise would not have back-to-back-to-back winning seasons if they did not opt to go with Ryan in 2008.

Oh, and for your Captain O. fans out there, you have to love this video segment where Trent Dilfer explains how to beat the Falcons at the Georgia Dome. I’ll save you the time – you have to score more points. Gee, thanks Trent.


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