Don't forget that Ryan's deep ball to Roddy was right on the money. Give Ryan and Jones some more time. They're certainly getting closer.
Fair point. That was what a 25-yard throw? Right within the range where Ryan seems comfortable, especially on the corner routes or whatever that route Roddy ran on that play.
Look, I'm not trying to act like Ryan's struggles with the deep ball are/were the end of the world (that's coming in December
). But I don't really argue that if Ryan is just an average deep ball passer in 2011, it potentially adds 1, maybe 2 more wins to our record (Houston and Saints OT game stick out in my mind). If the Falcons want to operate a scary, vertical offense which after the first 2 preseason games many here were saying we were on the verge of having, Ryan needs to be able to make these throws with more consistency.