Matt Ryan = Underrated Mobility

September 8th, 2016
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Underrated, explains one Buccaneer.

It’s common to call Matt Ryan a statue of a quarterback.

Baloney, says the most successful Bucs defensive end since Michael Bennett was allowed to leave town for no good reason.

Of course, Joe is referring to Jacquies Smith, 13 1/2 sacks in 27 games since joining Tampa Bay in September 2014.

Smith is one of those guys who finds a way to make plays, and he’s spent a couple of season studying and hunting Ryan From a pass-rusher standpoint, what makes Matt Ryan a tough quarterback?

Jacquies Smith: I think he has great pocket presence, man, the way he moves around in that pocket. I think he doesn’t get the due he’s do, as far as throwing on the run and stuff. Man, they boot him out a lot. They play-action him a lot. They move the pocket for him a lot. He does a great job of just changing the launch point, and him being able to be pretty accurate while doing it. He’s a great quarterback.

Good stuff there from Smith.

Joe doesn’t discount Ryan. He’s carved up the Bucs far too many times and ways.

2 Responses to “Matt Ryan = Underrated Mobility”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    No Ryan is no statue, that stiffness is piled on Glennon unfairly by the usual grouches. Falcons seem to start well at home and their 2nd year coach looks to be an upgrade. A big battle brewing to upset Ryan coming up. Go Bucs!

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Matt Ryan’s best attribute when he was playing well was an OC by the name of Koetter – who just happens to be our HC now.

    Without Koetter’s high quality play calling and ability to adjust things successfully to make up for a bad Oline – “Matty Ice” turns into “Matty-Not-so Nice” if you are a Falcon’s fan.