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Tagged: Matt Ryan (83 Results)

Dec
22

Colts bench QB Ryan again, Foles to start

The Indianapolis Colts confirmed on Tuesday that veteran quarterback MATT RYAN is heading to the bench once again. Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday said that fellow quarterback NICK FOLES isMore now the man for the job. Foles is a former Super Bowl MVP who has long been one of the NFL’s best backups. Time will tell if he can still be an effective starting quarterback, with his next test coming on Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

Nov
14

Colts QB Ryan reclaims starting role vs. Raiders

Interim Indianapolis Colts head coach Jeff Saturday decided to put veteran quarterback MATT RYAN back into the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders after the SAM EHLINGERMore experiment proved to be a flop. Ryan was most likely on fantasy benches on Sunday, but he helped spark the Colts offense and even had the longest run of his career when he broke free for a 39-yard rush. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

Oct
25

Colts QB Ehlinger to replace veteran QB Ryan

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich announced on Monday that SAM EHLINGER will replace veteran MATT RYAN as the team’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2022 season. Reich saidMore that Ryan has a Grade 2 shoulder separation but he added that the Colts would have made the quarterback switch regardless of Ryan’s injury status. Ehlinger will now start the Colts Week #8 game against the Washington Commanders with NICK FOLES working as the backup quarterback. Less

Source: Team Website

Around the NFL: Sam Ehlinger

The Colts pulled the plug after one year of Carson Wentz. They’re not even waiting that long on Matt Ryan. They’re putting in youngster Sam Ehlinger for the remainder of the season.   more »

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Oct
17

Colts turn to passing game with RB’s banged up

The Indianapolis Colts were without injured running backs JONATHAN TAYLOR and NYHEIM HINES for the second consecutive game in Sunday’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the backfield limited, the ColtsMore called just 16 runs in the game and turned instead to the passing game. Veteran quarterback MATT RYAN responded with 389 passing yards on 58 attempts with 3 touchdowns while leading the Colts to a victory and delivering on behalf of his fantasy owners. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

Andy Richardson: Thursday Night Recap

What percentage of NFL games in the last half century don't have any touchdowns? It's got to be a small number, and probably a lot of them were affected by crummy weather. Last night we had another one, and props to the defenses, but it seems to mostly be a case of two veteran transplant quarterbacks who left their best work in the past.   more »

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Around the NFL: Indianapolis Colts

The Colts traded for Matt Ryan because they were looking to switch to more of a grownup at quarterback. Somebody who could avoid making the key mistakes. But that hasn’t happened.   more »

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Sep
19

Colts shut out as Ryan era off to rough start

This isn’t the way fantasy owners envisioned the start to the season for the Indianapolis Colts. While an opening week tie against the Houston Texans at least yielded some fantasy production,More the same can’t be said for the Colts Week #2 shutout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. New quarterback MATT RYAN threw 3 interceptions and no touchdowns, while star running back JONATHAN TAYLOR did not fare much better. With games against Kansas City, Tennessee, and Denver on the horizon, fantasy owners are left hoping the Colts can somehow turn things around quickly. Less

Source: Team Blog

Factoid: Indianapolis Colts

Two games in, Matt Ryan isn’t looking like much of an upgrade over Carson Wentz – or anybody else the Colts have trotted out at quarterback in recent years. Expectations that Indianapolis was almost a prohibitive favorite to win the AFC South are looking pretty silly nowadays.   more »

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Aug
15

QBs Mariota, Ridder add dynamic element to Falcons offense

Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks MARCUS MARIOTA and DESMOND RIDDER combined for 82 yards on nine carries in Friday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions. After years of a stationary MATT RYANMore at quarterback, the Falcons offense could look significantly different this season. Fantasy owners, however, will need to decide which quarterback will lead the way this year. While Mariota is expected to start the season, the rookie Ridder looked impressive in his debut and could end up starting sooner than later if he continues to impress. Less

Source: Team Website

Jul
18

Falcons defense headed for 2022 improvement?

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees said that the team only ran 60 percent of the defense in 2021, his first season with the team. Heading into 2022, Pees says thatMore the team is ready for more and the Falcons will run 100 percent of the defense. With the offense in flux following the trade of veteran quarterback MATT RYAN, the Falcons will need the defense to take a big step forward heading into the upcoming season. Less

Source: NFL.com

Factoid: Transplant quarterbacks

Six times in the last two years, a quarterback on a new team has finished with top-20 numbers, and it’s a safe bet that we’re going to have a least a couple of those guys again this season. There likely will be eight starting quarterbacks on opening day who finished last season with other teams.  more »

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May
12

More catches in 2022 for Colts RB Taylor?

While it’s hard to imagine Indianapolis Colts running back JONATHAN TAYLOR improving upon his 2021 season, that’s exactly what could happen with new quarterback MATT RYAN in town. Indianapolis is likelyMore to swing the run-pass ratio back toward the passing game with the upgrade from CARSON WENTZ to Ryan, with Taylor possibly getting more touches in the passing game. Two years into his career, Taylor has 76 catches – 36 as a rookie and 40 last season – with the sky as the limit heading into his third season. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

May
2

Colts content to ride with Ryan as QB for the foreseeable future

Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard said that the team is happy with veteran MATT RYAN as the team’s quarterback, indicating he could hold that role even beyond the next couple ofMore seasons. Ryan, who turns 37 this month, feels like he can play at a high level for the foreseeable future – and the Colts seem to agree. In a draft full of question marks at the quarterback positions, the Colts did not draft a signal-caller. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

Apr
18

Colts add star cornerback Gilmore

The Indianapolis Colts agreed to terms with five-time Pro Bowl cornerback STEPHON GILMORE on Friday on a two-year deal, locking up the former Bills, Patriots, and Panthers star after bringing himMore into town for a visit. The move is the second big offseason move for the Colts, who earlier traded starting quarterback CARSON WENTZ to Washington before eventually adding former Atlanta signal-caller MATT RYAN. Less

Source: Indianapolis Star

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