Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons Are Flying Under the Radar in 2010

August 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

2009 was supposed to be a big year for Matt Ryan. By all accounts, his stellar rookie campaign (2008) set the bar high in Atlanta. Most predicted, at worst, a 10-6 season and a possible playoff berth. Others were pegging the team as a sleeper pick for the Super Bowl.
Well, as it turned out, the New Orleans Saints had a little more to say about that than most gave them credit for and they took the NFC South by storm. They rode their offense and that gigantic chip on their shoulders all the way to their first ever Super Bowl Championship.
The Saints are now the darlings of the south—leaving the Falcons looking like the little team that couldn't.
This off-season, there has been virtually no conversation about the Falcons or their multi-talented quarterback. People seem to be content to believe that the team will return to its usual level of mediocrity and the Saints will continue their dominance of the NFC behind the stellar coaching of Sean Payton and the ...

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