Yes, at one time I wrote a post on this blog, "5 reasons why Matt Ryan will be a bust". But Matty Ice has played MVP ball this year. And the Falcons are in the playoffs! I couldn't have been more wrong.
Here's what a reader wrote to me:
it couldn't have ended up more differently than what you said... Turner and Norwood have both done a good job, and Matt Ryan has one of the best rookie seasons for a qb in nfl history. The receivers are all doing great, including 3rd round draft pick, harry douglas, and the offensive line has been quite allright (even without sam baker for most of the season). The defense has done a really good job too, even with quite a few rookies as starters :D better luck next time... and go for the unexpected, it seems like that's whats happening the whole time in the NFL