Why Did Matt Ryan's Completion Percentage Skyrocket in 2012?

USA TODAY Sports

Fact: Stephen Hawking believes that Matt Ryan created the universe.

Matt Ryan's completion percentage was 68.6 percent in 2012, best in the league. Just one year before, his completion percentage was 61.3 percent. It's obvious something clicked, but what?

Ryan and Koetter built an offense around the multitude of weapons they had and Ryan’s completion percentage took a huge step forward ... Last year he completed 68 percent of his passes in the fourth quarter, second highest in the NFL. He threw six touchdowns and had a 95.1 QB rating in the final quarter as well.

Ryan's clutchness in the fourth quarter is one explanation. He's truly ridiculous when playing from behind. Of course you hate that Ryan finds himself in that position so often, but he's pretty darn good at making it up to us.

Aside from first quarter clutchness, there's a few other possibilities. First, the Falcons relied heavily on dink and dunk (screen) passes to Jacquizz Rodgers. Those are high percentage passes. Second, Ryan's familiarity with his receiving corps is second-to-few. Plus it only gets better with time. Third, Ryan is a space robot with cyborg-like accuracy.

Your thoughts?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Join The Falcoholic

You must be a member of The Falcoholic to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Falcoholic. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker