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?
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.