Matt Ryan may win som fantasy points against the Packers, but Green Bay will win the game.

Gonzalez, you're full of it ... and yourself


Tony Gonzalez has gone on record saying that Matt Ryan is Moses … that Matty Ice (God, I hate that nickname) is ready to lead the Falcons to the promised land.

With so much hype over the choice of a rookie receiver, Julio Jones, being the missing piece that has been added to a team that went into the playoffs last year as the number one seed, one has to wonder what these hypsters are smoking.

Are you telling me that a rookie receiver, a young man who has never, ever caught a pass in the NFL, is going to take a team to the Super Bowl merely because he shows up on the field with a team that failed miserably in the second round of the playoffs against the Packers last year? The Packers put up nearly 50 points against the number one seed in that playoff game and what do the Falcons do? They give up a boatload of draft picks to go after an untried commodity, saying he is the answer.

Well, with all due respect to Allen Iverson … this guy ain’t the answer.

Do you think the Falcons even looked at reasons why the Packers decimated them in that game? Can anyone spell D-E-F-E-N-S-E?

Instead of looking to the draft to stock the defensive side of the ball, they go after a receiver.

Wall, all the better for the rest of the NFC, especially the NFC South. No doubt the Saints and Buccaneers pick up two wins each against their southern bretheren from Atlanta.

In pronouncing Ryan ready to lead the Falcons to a Super Bowl, here is what Gonzalez said:

He’s ready. He’s at that point in his career where, like most players, you really don’t come into your own as a football player in the NFL until right around Year Three, Four, Five. Usually quarterbacks, through history, they usually take three, four years to really hit that peak. Matt, he’s at Year Four, and he’s just going to keep getting better. I think the Falcons, (GM) Thomas(Dimitroff), has surrounded him with some really good players.”

I agree, that quarterbacks don’t come into their own until they have at lest three years experience … that’ where Ryan is. However, football is a team sport and there are several other teams out there that have taken far better actions to secure their futures as well as position themselves for a run at this year’s Super Bowl.

Consider the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; consider the Philadelphia Eagles; New York Giants; Detroit Lions; … and what about the defending world champion Green Bay Packers?

Sorry, Mr. Gonzalez. You’re all wet … in fact, you just may be all washed up on this one. It takes more than the addition of a single player to raise a team to Super Bowl level. Look at what the Packers defeated you with last year … a team with 15 of its players, more than half of them starters, on injured reserve. In other words, it was the backups that beat you …

Wow! Mr. Gonzalez, you’re living in a fantasy world and the Falcons’ record this coming season will bear that out.

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  • Tarynfor12

    The Falcons needed a WR that can stretch the field but what they did in the draft with that assinine move for Jones has indeed stretched the defensive band to it’s break point.
    Every year an NFL team puts all hope of success on the play of one and the futility of that thinking and accepted belief turns into a harsh reality fasted than one can/wants to even dare imagine.
    Besides,doesn’t all the NFL teams know already that the Packers have the”ONE”(James NEO Starks)locked up and ready to unleash him for a whole season.LOL
    The Falcons need to look over their shoulder and realize that a .500 record or worst in the division will impede seriously their home field must advantage to have a chance.

  • ray

    No doubt this move by the Falcons will blow up for them for next five years … Stupid, stupid move. The Saints and Buccaneers are laughing outloud …

  • colin

    Go Fuck Yourself!!! Julio Jones is a special athlete. He is rare. Plus who the fuck could the falcons have gotten instead. A defensive tackle? Maybe daquan bowers? No the falcons made the right decision in Julio. And who the hell are you to argue with a hall of famer. He knows what he is talking about. Matty ice WILL be at the same level as brees manning and brady. So will josh freeman in the next few years i believe. But this year matt ryan will be the one hoisting up the lombardi.

    • apackphan

      Colin, thanks for commenting, but I won’t tolerate this childishness on this site … If you want to comment, fine. But stick to the facts … No name calling, belligerence or intimidation … Oh yeah, you can do it without profanity.
      If you can’t, you’re comments will be deleted immediately.

  • Tarynfor12

    To offer a defense with such rage can only mean you have strong doubt yourself.
    The dumb leading the dumber or the dumber leading the dumb?

  • Clayton25

    How can you honestly say that if the team which was the previous number one seed adds 2 more explosive player can regress? The last time I checked, Aaron Rodgers played out of this world in the playoffs and ended up winning it all. If we would have gotten beat by the Seahawks (new Orleans) then your half jack ass half biassed article would have more value than a pile of hobo crap. We also have the means to add 2 more “established” studs on defense. Falcons will come in top 2 in the NFC south and will make a legitimate run towards a super bowl

    • apackphan

      Clayton25 … I think you forget that Rodgers was quarterbacking team with 15 players on injured reserve (about half of which were starters) … and they still beat the Falcons by more than 30 … in Atlanta. You can’t tell me the Falcons were 1.) a little overconfident or 2.) most likely not quite as good as everyone thought. One player is not going to push the team over the top and next year if they have to travel to a place like Green Bay in January, they won’t last through the second quarter. Nevertheless, it should be an interesting season … if there is a season.
      Oh, and one more thing … should you like to post to this site, please keep your comments clean … I won’t tolerate profanity. Thanks.

  • atlanta n8tive

    To everyone in here who seems to be “hating” on the falcons. I would very much enjoy seeing u on here at the end of the season when its all said and done instead of only a couple of days after the lockout had ended and no football has been played. Manning struggled his first years playing with a less than average defense and still look at him now. So please, keep the falcon hating to yourselves. Atl all the way #1. Let’s not forget the falcons were the first ever team to defeat the packers at their home in playoff history. Peace