So yeah, we did screw up. However, after the 08 blue balls Penny left us with vs the Ravens, it was NOT by substituting Ryan for Long. I would have thought that narrative would have stopped after MattyThaw's 2011 offensive goose egg. Parenthetically, a lot of the folks still mourning for Matty were the same ones who were upset over passing on Brady Quinn... yet I wonder why no one is still belaboring that "terrible" decision... especially considering that with Quinn on board as the 10th pick in 07, Ryan would have never been in the 08 draft discussion at all.
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I am going to post what WB said from the other thread
And if the falcon lose this game it's back to the Ryan was the right choice, but it's a team game and not his fault his D folded down the stretch. ? Seriously i'm tired of the ryan vs. long debate, as if there ever really was a debate. I don't blame jeff Ireland for long being our 1 one pick. I blame parcels. And that being said, its not like jake has completely bombed in the NFL, he was a good choice, just not the best choice. We had no QB and we should've picked Ryan. but with that being said, we should've drafted Brees, we should've drafted Rogers, and we should've signed brees. lotsa what ifs, lotsa shouldas, and lotsa GMS that made those choices that are no longer here. Jeff picked his QB. lets worry about Tannehill's success, not Ryan's success.
Because logic and reason always wins against people who act like whiny little twats.