He has home field advantage through the Playoffs...he's been constantly criticized for not being able to win in the Post Season, despite being a winning quarterback in the regular season. They've had several good teams in terms of record, (11-5) (9-7) (13-3).
This year Atlanta is the #1 seed and is going to finish 14-2 or 13-3 again. Yet you're going to say there's no pressure on him? He's playing in his own Dome and is the the Franchise QB of the #1 seed in the Playoffs...of course there's pressure, same can be said for M. Smith. If you don't believe that...
Not to mention if you Falcons fans even want to consider your boy elite, he needs some type of post season success.
I'm sorry but you can't put the 11-5 season and the 13-3 season on Ryan. NO way a Rookie (11-5) gets blamed for a playoff loss. Not to mention if you watch that game it was the defense that blew it. DUMBASS keith brooking biting run on a 4th and 15 like a dumbass idiot. That was the reason we lost to the Cardinals. 13-3 season was the first year Ryan was coming into his own and we had a swiss cheese defense that couldn't stop Norcross High School. Which is why you saw Rodgers play like it was Varsity vs JV. Throwing bombs all over the field.
I'll give him the blame for last year but to be honest we weren't that good. 9-7 was overachieving for that team. Which is why you see one of our old coordinators ruining the Jaguars as the head coach and the other was Auburn's defensive coordinator who was apart of the worst season in Auburn history
You see what's been happening this year with coordinators who are COMPETENT. To blame Ryan is just being blind to the actual team which is why you see Falcons fans saying what they're saying.
Like I said, people said the same thing about Peyton and what happened when he got a defense that was worth a sh*t??????
Edit: and lets not act like the Falcons are losing to the chiefs. 2 teams WON the super bowl and the other would have if Santonio doesn't make the catch of his life.