End All Debates #1: El Macco Flacco vs. Matty Snowballs (2008)

*This is the first installment of my own created article series entitled "End All Debates" where, obviously we ebd debates. I will be giving you facts about all envolved in the debate and you decide who wins in the comments. I will post this on the sites of all envolved as well so I can see both sides of the story. Hopefully, you all won't be too biased ( ;} ). Tell me if you want more!*

For the 3rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select, Matt Ryan Quarterback Boston College.

For the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select, Joe Flacco Quarterback Delaware.

Thus, the discussions/debates, begin. I truly they predict they will not end very soon. Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, both amazing talents, skills, and knowledge, though at the end of the day one is better then the other. This is case #1 of hopefully many debates, I am not the judge, rather the defendant, lawyer, bailiff, and pretty much everything else. I digress, nonetheless (Call me Eminem, I got mad rhymes yo') let the discussions begin! Also keep in mind this is for 2008 ONLY!

Joe Flacco

Att Comp Pct Yds YPA Lg TD Int Rating Att Yds
428 257 60% 2,971 6.9 70 14 12 80.3

The Wacko Flacco had an above average rookie year compared to others. He was nominated for Pepsi Rookie Of the Year and came in 2nd. He also had a decent rushing season (!) espically compared to Matt Ryan. He had a respectable QB rating and a solid Complete %. He reached a near 3,000 yards (Seems low after the Year of the QB) which was great for the season. He also went into the playoffs and made a run for the AFC Conference losing to the Steelers.

Matt Ryan *(May have more knowledge since I'm an ATLien)*

Comp Att Pct Yds TD INT

265 434 61.1 3440 16 11

Matt Ryan had an above average rookie year very comparable to Flacco. He won the Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award. He wasn't very good in the rush and Flacco killed him. He had a better % and more yards. He had a better rating (sorry N/A) and more yards. The numbers do not lie (I SWEAR I NO BIAS!) and Matt Ryan had overall better numbers.

Final Verdict

Tie, Ryan had better numbers but Flacco was alot more versatile and had some athletic performances that can't be shown in stats.

Joe Flacco

Here is a list of WR's and TE's

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

I don't know how to say this but, they were not great. In fact, I didn't know half of 'em until I started researching. All I know is they aren't really bad, but not really great. They had a very solid Todd Heap and some other playmakers but that is really all. Not very good...
Matt Ryan
Here's the list

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Both Matt Ryan and Flacco did not have weapons they have now. I didn't include Michael Turner for Matt Ryan because I felt it wasn't fair because Ray Rice didn't sprout at that point. The Falcons had some recognizable faces only in Roddy White. He hit his prime in 2008 but everyone else waas either young or only solid. We had butterfingerers(?) and guys who couldn't run routes. We didn't have Tony G yet and the Ravens didn't have Boldin. Most importantly to both of us, we did not have our beloved rookie wideouts (We should all know the names).
Final Verdict
Ryan all the way, even with the constant mess-ups they still made a good amount of plays. I don't know how you all are going to count this (negatively or positively). - click here to view this image
Basically, if you can't see it it says Support in sides. This means support from defence in this case...
Joe Flacco
I think we all know so let me make a picture book for you...

Matt Ryan

It's okay John, it's not you. Next season Peria will help you, or will he?

Section 3: Season

Joe Flacco

Regular season

Sept. 7 Ravens 17, Bengals 10
Sept. 21 Ravens 28, Browns 10
Sept. 29 Steelers 23, Ravens 20, OT
Oct. 5 Titans 13, Ravens 10
Oct. 12 Colts 31, Ravens 3
Oct. 19 Ravens 27, Dolphins 13
Oct. 26 Ravens 29, Raiders 10
Nov. 2 Ravens 37, Browns 27
Nov. 9 Ravens 41, Texans 13
Nov. 16 Giants 30, Ravens 10
Nov. 23 Ravens 36, Eagles 7
Nov. 30 Ravens 34, Bengals 3
Dec. 7 Ravens 24, Redskins 10
Dec. 14 Steelers 13, Ravens 9
Dec. 20 Ravens 33, Cowboys 24
Dec. 28 Ravens 27, Jaguars 7
Jan. 4 Ravens 27, Dolphins 9
Jan. 10 Ravens 13, Titans 10
Jan. 18 AFC championship: Steelers 23, Ravens 14

Matt Ryan

Week Date Time Opponent Result Game site TV NFL Recap
1 September 7, 2008 1:05 p.m. (ET) Detroit Lions W 34-21 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
2 September 14, 2008 4:05 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24-9 Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida Fox Recap
3 September 21, 2008 1:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs W 38-14 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia CBS Recap
4 September 28, 2008 1:05 p.m. at Carolina Panthers L 24-9 Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, North Carolina Fox Recap
5 October 5, 2008 1:05 p.m. at Green Bay Packers W 27-24 Lambeau Field - Green Bay, Wisconsin Fox Recap
6 October 12, 2008 1:05 p.m. Chicago Bears W 22-20 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
7 October 19, 2008 Bye week
8 October 26, 2008 1:05 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 27-14 Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fox Recap
9 November 2, 2008 4:15 p.m. at Oakland Raiders W 24-0 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, California Fox Recap
10 November 9, 2008 1:05 p.m. New Orleans Saints W 34-20 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
11 November 16, 2008 1:05 p.m. Denver Broncos L 24-20 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia CBS Recap
12 November 23, 2008 4:15 p.m. Carolina Panthers W 45-28 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
13 November 30, 2008 4:05 p.m. at San Diego Chargers W 22–16 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, California Fox Recap
14 December 7, 2008 1:05 p.m. at New Orleans Saints L 29-25 Louisiana Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana Fox Recap
15 December 14, 2008 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap
16 December 21, 2008 4:15 p.m. at Minnesota Vikings W 24–17 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome - Minneapolis, Minnesota Fox Recap
17 December 28, 2008 1:05 p.m. St. Louis Rams W 31–27 Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Georgia Fox Recap

They both finished 11-5, I'm not counting winning teams because it's 3:00 Am and I'm sleepy.

Final Results


Weapons:Matt Ryan by 30 Points

Support: Joe Flacco by 100000000 Points

Season: Tied

So Tell me, who won? Also tell me if you want more once again!

<em>This FanPost was written by one of The Falcoholic's talented readers. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The Falcoholic.</em>

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