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  1. Atlanta's Ryan, Smith have earned spot in history

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Atlanta's Mike Smith and Matt Ryan already have made history together. With Sunday's victory against Carolina, the rookie head coach/quarterback tandem has paired for seven wins. Baltimore's John Harbaugh and Joe Fl...

    Blog | November 24, 2008
  2. Smith: Ryan to be Falcons' QB for long time

    Pat Yasinskas

    The big storylines for the Atlanta Falcons this offseason have been the addition of running back Steven Jackson and what will happen at defensive end and cornerback. But there's something else on the horizon. That's getting quarterback Matt Ryan s...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  3. Saints face tough calls on Vilma, Smith

    Pat Yasinskas

    As new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan tries to figure out which current members of the New Orleans Saints will fit his 3-4 defense, the futures of linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith could be determined by a calculator. Both pla...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  4. Falcons never doubted Matt Ryan

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Although the Atlanta Falcons hadn't won a playoff game in the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan era before Sunday's victory against Seattle, that didn't stop them from acting like they've been there before. They have been in similar situations many ...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Falcons 30, Seahawks 28

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 30-28 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round on Sunday at the Georgia Dome: What it means: We finally get to stop hearing how coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan can't win in th...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  6. Time for Falcons to win playoff game

    Pat Yasinskas

    The question has become so prevalent that the answer has gotten lost in the shuffle. "When will the Atlanta Falcons win a playoff game?" is the question that's been building since soon after coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan arrived in t...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  7. Final Word: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Surprising stat: The Falcons, who have been known for being great in the Georgia Dome for most of the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan era, haven't been very dominant at home this season. They've won their three home ga...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Quarterback Matt Ryan still has some time to go before he joins what coach Mike Smith calls "the over-30 club." But Ryan's been getting some of the same benefits a...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  9. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for our morning run through the headlines from around the division. ATLANTA FALCONS Coach Mike Smith said quarterback Matt Ryan is a better athlete than people give him credit for. I agree with that. Ryan may not have top-end speed, but he...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Friday morning headlines from around the division. Mark Bradley wonders if Atlanta coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and general manager Thomas Dimitroff still are the right guys for the job. That's become a legiti...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  11. Playoff drought brings pressure to Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Take a look at Atlanta's Mike Smith and Matt Ryan. On the surface, they look like the perfect coach-quarterback combination. On the heels of the fiascos involving Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino, Smith and Ryan arrived in Atlanta back in 2008. Inst...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  12. Quick Take: Falcons at Giants

    Pat Yasinskas

    Three things to know about next Sunday's Atlanta Falcons-New York Giants wild-card game. 1. Take the next step. Since arriving together in 2008, coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan have produced four consecutive winning seasons. That's grea...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Friday morning headlines from around the NFC South. Atlanta coach Mike Smith said he believes Matt Ryan has become an elite quarterback. I've never quite figured out the definition of an elite quarterback. I do think Rya...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  14. Report: No damage to Matt Ryan

    Pat Yasinskas

    Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan underwent an MRI on Monday that did not reveal any damage to his knee or ankle, a team source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Falcons have a bye this week and coach Mike Smith has given his team the rest of the week off. ...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  15. Atlanta Falcons schedule analysis

    Pat Yasinskas

    Breakdown: The Atlanta Falcons are suddenly getting a high national profile. They've got four prime-time games on national television, three at home where the Falcons have been dominant since coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan have been aroun...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  16. Mike Smith: Matt Ryan 'elite' QB

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS - In this video last week, Trent Dilfer said the Atlanta Falcons need to put more on the shoulders of quarterback Matt Ryan. Dilfer said Ryan is more than ready to carry an offense. I asked Atlanta coach Mike Smith about Dilfer's comme...

    Blog | March 21, 2011