Matt Ryan and the Sophomore Slump? It'll Never Happen

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Matt Ryan and the Sophomore Slump? It'll Never Happen
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The success of Matt Ryan during his rookie campaign has brought us to the inevitable discussion of the “sophomore slump.”

I have read that defenses have film on Ryan so they will be more prepared, and that it will be difficult for Ryan to perform with raised expectations.

I have read about the Falcons' brutal schedule that features games against all AFC East and NFC East teams.

I have heard all of the arguments for a disappointing season from Ryan in 2009, but I am here to tell you that it just will not happen.

Barring injury, Matt Ryan will produce a monster season in 2009 and possibly lead the Falcons into Super Bowl contention, depending on the performance of the Falcons young defense.

Here are five reasons why Matt Ryan will absolutely avoid the dreaded “sophomore slump.”

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