'Wreckless' decision for Falcons to leave Ryan in

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
August 16, 2019 - 10:49 am

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Despite taking three sacks and being hit eight times, Matt Ryan looked "100 percent" ready for season on Thursday night. 

"How great is No. 2?" Randy McMichael of the Midday Show asked. "He stood in there and he was big. He played as well as he could under those circumstances."

But the question is, why keep him in the game if he's continuing to get beat up? 

"Given that it worked out, that Matt Ryan is upright and walking today and is not injured, it was kind of nice to see what Matt Ryan did last night," Andy Bunker added.

"To have to deal with all that nonsense and all of the pressure that he was under and all the hits he was taking and still play beautifully. He played perfect football last night."

Ryan played four series, which was most of the first half, and continued to play even after center Alex Mack was replaced by Wes Schweitzer. 

"That's wreckless to me," Andy Bunker said. "That's a wreckless decision by Dan Quinn."

Ryan ended his night going 10/14 with 118 yards.

Here's what Twitter had to say about leaving Ryan in the game: