Posted: 4:18 pm Monday, April 14th, 2014

VIDEO: Falcons QB Matt Ryan on the offseason 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Caught up with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan as he was making the turn at the fourth annual Matt Ryan Celebrity-AM Classic at the TPC Sugarloaf on Monday.

We’ll have a full story up on MyAJC.com – our subscribers site – later today.

Some of the celebrities participating in the tournament included former Falcons running back Warrick Dunn and tight end Alge Crumpler. Kicker Matt Bryant, center Joe Hawley, and defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux played. Also, former Braves star Chipper Jones played in the outing.

Ryan raised money for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Visit www.choa.org for more information.

FALCONS’ DRAFT BOARD

–Blog: FSU linebacker Telvin Smith visitng the Falcons today

–Blog: Falcons check out Towson State RB Terrance West, CB Jordan Love (UGA transfer)

–MyAJC ($): Eye-test vs. Tape-measure test: Falcons must trust their eyes during draft prep. 

–A look at Louisville LB Preston Brown

–A look at Iowa TE C.J. Fiedorowicz

–A look at Texas OLB/DE Jackson Jeffcoa

–A look at West Virginia RB Charles Sims

FALCONS REWIND

–Blog: Falcons are not switching to a 3-4 defense front, they’ve been using it for past 2 seasons

–Blog: New jersey numbers picked; Devin Hester to wear No. 17

–Blog: Falcons awarded three compensatory picks

–Blog: Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader in 2014

–Blog: Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

–Blog: Falcons release FB Bradie Ewing

–Blog: Falcons WR Roddy White owes Mercer fan some prime tickets

–Blog: Falcons owner Arthur Blank engaged to be married.  

–Blog: Former Falcons WR Kevin Cone to work out for Carolina

–Blog: Falcons re-sign defensive tackle Peria Jerry

–Blog: NFL to move forward on cleaning up ‘on-field’ language

MEET THE FREE AGENT SIGNEES

–MyAJC ($): Falcons spend $80 million in free agency to buy toughness

–Las Vegas doesn’t like Falcons’ free agency moves

–Falcons Free Agency Tracker — Falcons have committed $107.36 million to salaries 

–Q&A with PR/KR/WR Devin Hester

–Q&A with Falcons right guard Jon Asamoah

–Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

–Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

2014 NFL DRAFT CENTRAL

–Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

–12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

–Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

–Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

–MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn’s Pro Day

–Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

–VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day

13 comments
zuzu331
zuzu331

Matt Ryan has all the potential in the world. To those who ceaselessly question his heart and his intestinal fortitude and then come on here sickeningly sucking up to everyone,YOU start for three seasons at Boston College and then carry arguably one of the worst coached and administrated teams in the NFL for another SIX years (as Rover said)-I want to see ya' do it.


RangeRover
RangeRover

Matt Ryan is the backbone of this team, period!

Paired with the defenses of the Seahawks or the 49ers the past two seasons, or any of the past several Super Bowls winners and Ryan would have hoisted two, maybe three Lombardi's by now.  Unfortunately, he has been plagued with anywhere from, at best, a mediocre OL to arguably the very worst OL in the NFL last season.  Couple this with, again, a mediocre at best defense and arguably the softest in the NFL last season.

Matt Ryan has made this team relevant the past six seasons, and aside from Michael Turner's first 3 seasons, White, Jones, an aging Gonzalez and John Abraham, he has carried one of the least overall talented teams in the NFL; that's just how special this QB is!

Without one Matt Ryan, this team the past six season is cumulatively a .400 - .500 team.  Ryan has masked the illusion that this has been a talented team.  Well, we just saw how a wonderfully talented team can win a Super Bowl and carry what was statistically an average QB.  



BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

My sympathies to the "Ice Bashers" out there.

What dismal lives y'all must live to deflect all your personal frustrations/animosities on this guy.

#Ice ain't the problem

JSSN
JSSN

Ledbetter,

Thanks for the answer on his "golf swing!" :-)

I hope they raised considerable money.

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331  

"YOU start for three seasons at Boston College and then carry arguably one of the worst coached and administrated teams in the NFL for another SIX years (as Rover said)-I want to see ya' do it."

I'll ask Matt Hassellbeck the next time I'm in Indy. Since he's the only one who "has" started 6 in the NFL after starting 3 at BC. Ryan magically play another season some time in the past when he wasn't sharing the QB position with Quinton Porter (2005)? More "flawed logic?"

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331  

After you...That ain't happening either! 

Go buy some more Under Armor and a new recliner!

Oh yeah, it is not "sucking up." I asked Ledbetter a long time ago to ask Ryan about his golf game. He has lot more time to work on it! Bazinga!

JSSN
JSSN

@BigCrimson75  

Welcome back! ;-)

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

..........that said, he does need to squeeze the swine-skin a little tighter! :( :( :(

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331  Wow,According to the Boston College Site,Ryan started five games in 05'...ok. What a sad little Sheldon Cooper Troll you are! Keep on tap tappin away...because thats all you CAN do.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN  Im not the one bashing him,you nonsense spewing fool. As for a 'new recliner' Im still in excellent football shape,thanks. Unlike you I have no need to brag about what Ive done or detract from what anyone else has done.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@JSSN @zuzu331  Who in their right mind would post something like that? Again,you deserve a cookie for being internet search Queen Of The Day! Yay You!

JSSN
JSSN

@zuzu331

Ha ha, don't let your kettle see that mirror, you might have to actually experience being somewhat self-aware! 

How many games did Porter start? Oh yeah, it was 5 since he'd won the job coming out of camp! Had he not been hurt against Fl. State, he'd still been the starter in the Clemson and Ball State games. He returned to the starting spot for games 5-7. O'Brien didn't give Ryan the reins as the starter until games 8-10 (including the Bowl game). Ryan was a 2 year starter, 2006 and 2007, at best 2 and quarter years!

See how a "qualifier" works? Context is a hell of a thing, you should try it name caller! Oops, I forgot, Precious!