*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.
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!
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)*
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.
Tie, Ryan had better numbers but Flacco was alot more versatile and had some athletic performances that can't be shown in stats.
Here is a list of WR's and TE's
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...
Here's the list
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).
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).
Basically, if you can't see it it says Support in sides. This means support from defence in this case...
I think we all know so let me make a picture book for you...
It's okay John, it's not you. Next season Peria will help you, or will he?
Section 3: 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
They both finished 11-5, I'm not counting winning teams because it's 3:00 Am and I'm sleepy.
Weapons:Matt Ryan by 30 Points
Support: Joe Flacco by 100000000 Points
So Tell me, who won? Also tell me if you want more once again!