I'm starting to take pot shots at Ryan. I believe that he's better than Vick by leaps and bounds. But I don't think that he's in the same neighborhood as Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers, Favre, etc..
When you find a third year QB that is in that neighborhood, give me a holler.
I'm also taking a shot at Ryan, I know for us to have any chance of being a true contender he needs to be better than Vick, but if you look at the stat line, for today alone Vick was much better.
Yeah, if you looked at our stat line, you might think Dixon also outplayed Ryan. But anybody that actually watched the game understands that was not the case.
Congrats, Pudge, you've become a full blown hater. You call converting a third and 17 (I think) goal to go only using his legs? Did you watch the game? Give him credit. He came in when I think the score was 20-3 and made a game of it. 16-24 passing for 175 yards.
You're absolutely right, I am a full blown hater. My dick no longer moves 2 inches to the left whenever I see Vick break a 30-yard run and almost score. Vick didn't play terrible, but to suggest he outplayed Ryan is a joke.
Yes, I did watch the game. The Packers couldn't handle his running ability. They had him dead to rights several times in the pocket, and he slipped tacklers, scrambling, and improvised, doing everything that he always used to do.
But he had an opportunity to win the game, and once the Packers made the necessary adjustments to try and stymie his running ability, he and the Eagles offense was dead in the water. Because he's not a QB or a leader, and he proved it once again today. He missed a ton of reads, missed a ton of easy throws, and his ego got big when he wanted to repeat some 2002 Minnesota Vikings magic, and he ultimately let his team down because of it. Andy Reid knows it too, and the minute Kevin Kolb is healthy enough to play, he'll be back in the lineup.
We're all gonna ride and die with Ryan but I have to say I think he has become a bit of a media darling and some of the field results are needed. He didn't cost us this game to day (though the pick late probably should have) but he didn't win it for us either...like a third stringer did for Pittsburgh.
So Dennis Dixon won the game for the Steelers? Really, I missed that. It seemed like the Steelers did everything possible offensively to make sure Dixon had no impact on their ability to win or lose that game. Their defense won that game.
The only thing Dixon showed in that game was that he couldn't overthrow a WR with 4.33 speed that has a step on a safety.
I think Cyril's commentary the other day about Ryan was pretty accurate...that he could consistently be as good as Chandler was at his best which ain't bad at all but whether it is Ryan, the play calling or the Gatorade I think our moribund offensive output is troubling
Look, I don't have a problem with anybody being critical of Ryan's play in a given game. But it's ludicrous to sit here and say in his 3rd year after 1 game what he's going to be down the road. Lest I remind you how Drew Brees looked in his 3rd season as well.
Go ahead and jump off the bandwagon. It is going to make it all the more sweeter when he proves you wrong. See, now looked what you've done. You've brought the PB21 out of me!