Did Matt Ryan’s cleat get caught in the turf? 

What really happened?

This is the million dollar question that’s generating a lot of debate. Did Matt Ryan’s cleat REALLY get caught in the turf? Some say yes, others say it was a good business decision NOT to take on Nick Fairly. 

You be the judge. 

Here’s what everyone had to say 


Final Thoughts 

Now that you’ve seen the different opinions, it’s time Mad Mike give his. I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t know…. 

It’s hard to tell exactly what happened. Nonetheless it’s FREAKING HILARIOUS. 

What’s your thoughts sports fanatics? Did Ryan’s cleat REALLY get caught in the turf? 


Matt Ryan On Newly Acquired Center Alex Mack

The Falcons have DAMN SURE struggled to replace veteran center Todd McClure. It has been a revolving door at center and last year was probably the worst it’s been ever in franchise history.

Matt Ryan goes on to describe his thoughts on his new toy ( center Alex Mack) on offense and what he brings to the table.

What do you expect from Alex Mack? Leave your comments below or join me on Twitter @MadMikeSports or FB Falcons Fanatics Community

9 reasons why Matt Ryan is worth a 100 million

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For years now Matt Ryan haters and supporters have gone back and forth asking one question. Is Matt Ryan worth a 100 million dollars? Mad Mike will give you 10 reasons why Ryan deserves every bit of that money.

Why Matt Ryan is worth 100 million

1. Matt Ryan has 5 consecutive winning seasons 2008 – 2012 the most in Falcons history. For that Falcons Owner Arthur Blank saw fit to give Ryan a 103.75 million dollar contract extension (59 million guaranteed).

2. One of two quarterbacks in NFL history of the game to string together 4,500 yards passing 25 Touchdowns while maintaining a completion percentage above 66%  (Peyton Manning first). Peyton Manning (5) Matt Ryan (3) Drew Brees (2)

3. Franchise records Passing yardage in a season 4,719 32 TDs completion percentage 68.6%

4. Falcons were the first to beat a great defensive team in Seattle Seahawks named the Legion of Boom in the playoffs.

5. In 2012 had the highest QBR in Championship game history with 95.6 against the NFL’s 2nd ranked pass defense San Francisco 49ers

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6. Ryan had the most ever completed passes (439) by a team with worst rushing offense in the league.

7. Ryan holds the record most completions in a 7 year span of a Quarterbacks career. That’s more than Peyton Manning Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers.

8. 2nd most passing yards in 1st 7 years of quarterbacks career.

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9. Through first 5 years as a starter, Matt Ryan has 16 4th quarter comebacks and 23 game winning comebacks.

Final Thoughts

There are many people that feel Matt Ryan is not worthy for such a large contract. Mainly because Ryan has not had much success in the playoffs. He has a post-season record 1-4 (which has to improve)

Although they have legitimate argument. I can say Matt Ryan has not had the pleasure of a consistent top ranked defense. Or an offensive line who is able to protect him and provide a solid running game. The Matt Ryan led offense has ALWAYS been the strength of the team.

With that said! Haters are going to find something to hate him for. Whether it’s because of their fantasy of Michael Vick returning to Atlanta. Or their belief that Ryan is not being worthy of the huge contract. Doesn’t matter… If you’re not satisfied with his stats and accomplishments, you’re probably looking for a pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow (Super Bowl) and nothing will satisfy you.

It’s a team game. All three phases… Offense, Defense and Special team have to work together in order to achieve the ultimate goal (Super Bowl). Something the Falcons have never had. That’s not a Matt Ryan problem. It’s an Atlanta Falcons problem.

Again, with that said, yo boi MADMIKE IS OUT!!!! Here’s a list of his awards & highlights.

3x Pro Bowl 2010, 2012, 2014

Pro Football Focus All Pro 2010

Pepsi NFL rookie of the week 2008

NFC Rookie of the Month Oct 2008

AP NFL offensive rookie of year 2008

PFWA Offensive rookie of the year 2008

Sporting News Rookie of the year 2008

Sporting News Rookie All Rookie Team 2008

NFC Offensive Player of the month Nov 2010 Sep 2012

ESPY Best Breakthrough Athlete 2009

ESPN Magazine Next Athlete Award 2009


Matt Ryan on Dan Patrick Show


Matt Ryan Deep throws *Proof he can throw deep*

Dan Quinn: Matt Ryan healthy and ready to go

There has been a lot of speculation about Matt Ryan’s health. Terry Bradshaw of Fox Sports first pointed out that Matt Ryan’s mechanics were off causing him to make bad throws. Well Head Coach Dan Quinn  has released a statement via ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure.

Ryan, Jones And White Hold A Players Meeting

After a painful loss to a 2-6 San Francisco 49ers team. Matt Ryan Julio Jones Roddy White and other top offensive guys held a players only meeting to talk about what’s going wrong with the once explosive offense. Falcons players came to the conclusion they were too predictable and slow, and should speed things up a little. Check out the article below by clicking the link…

Kyle Shanahan: Matt is very quick in the pocket

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I’m not going to go overboard and put Matt Ryan in an athletic class with  Michael Vick or Robert Griffin III, hell not even Aaron Rodgers. But he’s a underrated athlete. Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan had this to say about Matt Ryan’s in his zone read offense.

“Matt, I don’t know if we’re going to major in the zone-read and stuff like that,” Shanahan said. “He’s not going to be running 4.4 down the sidelines and breaking people off, but he’s very quick in the pocket, especially for how tall and lanky he is.

“That’s a good combination because he can see over the line of scrimmage, keep his eyes down the field and he still has the athletic ability that if he’s in trouble he has a chance to still make a play.”

“I’ve watched Matt in college and over his whole career,” Shanahan said. “He’s always been good at throwing on the run.”

This video should give you an idea of what to expect from the falcons quarterback in Kyle Shanahan’s zone read offense.

Reasons Why Matt Ryan is worth 100 million

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Matt Ryan has the best five year start by any QB in NFL History. The Falcons Owner Arthur Blank saw fit to give him a 103.75 million dollar contract extension (59 million guaranteed).

There are many that feel that Matt Ryan is not worthy for such a large contract. Matt Ryan has not had much success in the playoffs 1-4 postseason record. An argument can be made that a quarterbacks start is not indicative of how he’ll finish his career. Just take a look at Hall of Famer John Elway and Soon to be Hall of Fame Drew Brees… Both guys careers started off rocky and each one rebounded wonderfully.

Lets take a look at the 1st 5 years of every Quarterback… Who would be the best? Where does Falcons Quarterback Matt Ryan rank? Naysayers get ready to put your hater hats on because you will not like this.

Since 2008 Matt Ryan led the Atlanta Falcons to five consecutive winning seasons (streak ending in 2013 season 4-12 record). Including two number 1 NFC seeds 2010, 2012. Consecutive winning seasons has never been done in the 49 year history of the Atlanta Falcons.

I can hear you haters saying “How does Matt Ryan fit in? Buckle up and get ready to accept the Greatness of Matt Ryan. In the first five years in NFL History…Matt Ryan ranks

1st in wins as a starter 56
1st in 4th QT comebacks/GW drives 23.
2nd in NFL History Pass Completions 1654 – Peyton Manning 1749
2nd in NFL History turnover rate 2.81 in first 5 years

Should we give Matt Ryan credit NOW? Is he worth 100 million dollars? Not convinced!!! Ok check this out.

Minimum 30 games Top documented Clutch Records 4QT wins/losses. Matt Ryan has 23/14 record PCT .622 Ahead of Tom Brady Joe Montana Peyton Manning and Dan Marino. In conclusion, Matt Ryan does a great job putting his team ahead, and he’s master in the 4 & 2 minute offense. He’s worth freaking penny of 103.75 million dollars.

IF you’re not satisfied with that, you’re probably looking for the pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow and nothing will satisfy you… Here’s a list of his awards. MADMIKE OUT!!!!!!!

3x Pro Bowl 2010, 2012, 2014

Pro Football Focus All Pro 2010

Pepsi NFL rookie of the week 2008

NFC Rookie of the Month Oct 2008

AP NFL offensive rookie of year 2008

PFWA Offensive rookie of the year 2008

Sporting News Rookie of the year 2008

Sporting News Rookie All Rookie Team 2008

NFC Offensive Player of the month Nov 2010 Sep 2012

Atlanta Falcons All Time Career leader. Pass Attempts, Pass Completions, Pass Yards Pass Touchdowns.

Boston College Freshman Male Scholar Athlete 2004

MPC Computer Bowl MVP 2005

First Team All American 2007

Scanlan Award 2007

ACC Player of the year 2007

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 2007

ESPY Best Breakthrough Athlete 2009

ESPN Magazine Next Athlete Award 2009

Matt Ryan on Dan Patrick Show

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Watch: Media thoughts on Matt Ryan In New Offense

Just listening to experts talk about Kyle Shanahan’s offense. We could see Roddy White resurrect his career after 2 seasons of injuries.

Matt Ryan is great with play action. Julio Jones Matt Ryan and possibly Devonta Freeman in the running game. Things could get SCARY!!!! Check out the video and see why I’m excited.

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