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“What Happened to Matt Ryan” Revisited

by Steve Cohen

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There are some life moments that are so memorable and significant that you never forget where you were when they happened. Some quickly come to mind for me. The announcement that Osama Bin Laden was killed. Superstorm Sandy. The Bleacher Report publication of “What Happened to Falcons QB Matt Ryan?”

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An Ode to the Matt Ryan Haters—In Their Own Words

by Steve Cohen

Two of the most vocal Matt Ryan doubters/haters on Twitter during recent seasons have been @SwiftHitter and @lindseyyok. Attempting to engage in any kind of Ryan-related discussion with either individual was a pointless effort, typically met with responses emphasizing that Ryan sucks in the playoffs and throws interceptions, or how he wasn’t #elite like Joe Flacco or as good as Andy Dalton.

With Matt Ryan about to play in the Super Bowl and just named Most Valuable Player, it seemed as good a time as any to collect and relive his prominent critics’ tweets from the last five years.

Presented below in reverse-chronological order without commentary, because why mar fine art with commentary?

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The Thomas Dimitroff Redemption

by Steve Cohen

Not long after his arrival in Atlanta in 2008, Thomas Dimitroff was quickly regarded as the clean-cut, cool-haired, smartest-guy-in-the-room. But a few years later, Dimitroff hit rock-bottom, imprisoned by his numerous misjudgments in both the draft and free agency. The formerly bright-eyed wunderkind hardened into a grizzled, detached, stone-faced shell of his former self, and murmurs grew that he was a dead man walking for the Atlanta Falcons franchise.

But then the narrative took a surprise twist.

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