Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: What Has Happened to Matt Ryan?

December 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. Do the Falcons need to find a new quarterback?
It is rare to see a quarterback that so many people once believed was one of the best in the sport fall so precipitously off a cliff. But that is what's happened to Atlanta's Matt Ryan. 
Ryan made yet another crappy throw. This time it was in the final minutes of the Falcons' game Sunday against the Buccaneers. It was picked off for his ninth interception in his last six games.
I've always said that Ryan was dramatically overrated, but this is shocking even for critics like me.
So what has happened?
ESPN's Vaughn McClure recently reported Ryan has been overwhelmed by the playbook of new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but frankly, I find it difficult to believe that a veteran like Ryan could be this overwhelmed by anything.
I really think a longtime scout got exactly right what's happening to Ryan. This is what he told me:
"Matt is lost. He has no confidence. He's telegraphing his throws...

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