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Dimitroff: Falcons, Matt Ryan “feeling good” about contract talks

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A new contract for Matt Ryan is not a high priority in the Falcons’ front office at the moment. But that’s not because talks have stalled.

Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff says that the Falcons are putting Ryan’s contract on hold right now because all of their focus is on next week’s draft, but he has no doubt a deal can get done.

“The situation is, as we’ve mentioned, both parties, we’re in a very comfortable situation,” Dimitroff said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We are focused on the draft again. After the draft we’ll continue to discuss [Ryan’s contract] and I’m sure both parties, Matt and the Falcons are feeling good about making sure that this gets done at the right time.”

Dimitroff says he’s not being coy about Ryan’s status, he’s just being realistic about what the team’s priorities are now.

“There is no time frame on it right now and I don’t want to keep you hanging on it, but I feel confident that things are going to be taken care of when the time is proper,” Dimitroff said.

When the time is proper, Ryan may end up with a contract even bigger than Joe Flacco’s six-year, $120 million deal.

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27 Responses to “Dimitroff: Falcons, Matt Ryan “feeling good” about contract talks”
  1. hartcarluncarlun says: Apr 20, 2013 8:48 AM

    Why is this even a story. He’ll get his deal and his money and deserves every penny. Top 5 QB!!

  2. hehateme2 says: Apr 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    Flacco 2.0? what a joke for both.

  3. jjb0811 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:15 AM

    Better QB & person than Vick; get him signed long term!

  4. skoobyfl says: Apr 20, 2013 9:27 AM

    He’s accomplished nothing, so overpaying him seems silly.

  5. hardh3ad says: Apr 20, 2013 9:39 AM

    My boy Matty ice. Get your money Mann. When u have a lot of haters your doing something right. They say u choke huh? Oh is that why u lead the league in 4th comeback drives in the last 5 yrs. that’s why u shredded that overrated niner d for 400 yrds passing or maybe it was because they had not played any REAL RECIEVERS till then. Lol! Now u get to had the ball to Steven Jackson? Lol! These boys are gonna shut up real soon. RISE UP!

  6. dirtybirds233 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:40 AM

    “Can’t win in the playoffs!!!” God I hate that argument. By that argument, he and Tebow are in the same scale, and anyone with half a brain knows they aren’t even close. What Matt did for this team, along with Smitty and TD, is just amazing. Think about it, in 2007 this team was the joke of the NFL, we had no coach, our QB was in prison, and we had essentially nothing. This franchise had never even seen back to back winning seasons! Now we’ve had 5 straight winning seasons, 4 playoff appearances, and Matt Ryan has broken every Falcons QB record. So sorry that we’re so high in Matt Ryan, but he, Mike Smith, and Thomas Dinitroff DID save this franchise, every Falcons fan knows that.

  7. ozymandias121 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:41 AM

    I hope he signs a contract that puts a squeeze on you know where of the Falcons. At least Stafford understood this or pretended too.

  8. nirvana504 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:42 AM

    Big money contract, no chance at a Super Bowl. Dumb dirty birds.

  9. jacktheraven says: Apr 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    @dirtybirds233- Agree with your point. Ryan gives the Falcons their best chance of winning. He’s good enough to win the SB. He may never. A lot of good ones haven’t, but he’s good enough.

  10. roddytorock84 says: Apr 20, 2013 10:20 AM

    I love the jealous ppl that always post negative things about Ryan. Any real falcon fan knows what he did for the franchise and he deserves to get paid like a top qb regardless of playoff wins. Just about every one of the playoff losses were the defenses fault just as much, if not more than Ryans. If Ryan had Baltimore’s defense for the past 5 years he would have at least one super bowl. The fact that Ryan has more 4th quarter comebacks than anyone in the last 5 years is testament to how bad the defense has been that Ryan has to make a comeback as frequent as he does. He’s not a miracle worker but he is a top 5 qb. Anyone that opposes that obviously doesn’t watch football.

  11. daknight93 says: Apr 20, 2013 10:24 AM

    Falcant fans were laughing hard at Saints Drew Brees 100M contract, saying saints will be in cap hell for years…Brees contract will be a bargain compared to what Matt Ryan will receive; the market says he will have 120M+ contract coming soon and the falcants will be in serious cap hell…I’m looking forward to knowing how big this contract will be.

  12. cabby782 says: Apr 20, 2013 10:27 AM

    Is he called Matty Ice because he freezes up in big games?

  13. skippynj says: Apr 20, 2013 10:42 AM

    Romo 2.0 deserves every penny that’s coming to him! That prolific O scored 0 pts. in the last half of the last two games they’ve played the last two years! Talk about clutch! Coupled with Mike (the panic) Smith, and they’re poised to go, well, part of the way! Please, please keep both of them in ‘lanta, Aaauthuh!

  14. jacobslatter says: Apr 20, 2013 10:44 AM

    Here’s something: Let Matty Ice’ contract run out & then hand the reins over to Mr. August Dominique Davis. Save all that money for other zhit. More of #4.

  15. hardh3ad says: Apr 20, 2013 10:49 AM

    cabby782 says:
    Apr 20, 2013 10:27 AM
    Is he called Matty Ice because he freezes up in big games?
    ——————————————–
    If ur qb’s last name is not Bree’s,Brady,manning, flacco, Rodgers, or roethliesberger. You have ZERO room to talk.

    400 yrds passing
    3tds
    In the NFC champ gm vs 49ers
    yeah he choked alright….<-(Sarcasm)

  16. wryly1 says: Apr 20, 2013 11:05 AM

    In a league where teams and rookies are subject to salary caps, should veteran players also be? Does it make sense, on a 53 man roster, to be paying more than 10% of the total salary allowance to just one player?

  17. atsbuzz says: Apr 20, 2013 11:12 AM

    Ryan is a very good QB, and he runs a great offense like a field general. He deserves as much as anyone. But I don’t think he’s that concerned about money. He’s concerned about being a Super Bowl champion, maybe even a Hall of Famer.

    He has the hunger and the skills to do it, too. Just needs some help from the defense. Just like Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, as soon as he gets some help from the D, he’ll be a champion.

  18. beckzhere says: Apr 20, 2013 11:17 AM

    I love Matt Ryan as much as a straight dude can love another dude.

  19. ozymandias121 says: Apr 20, 2013 11:24 AM

    Hardh3ad how about that fumble that was forced by….himself? And congrats if you don’t throw for 300 yards in the NFL you aren’t taking advantage of the rules. HTT49ers. Lol.

  20. atsbuzz says: Apr 20, 2013 11:25 AM

    Speaking as a Falcon fan of 30 years, Ryan deserves whatever it takes to keep him in red and black for his entire career.

    With him behind center, we’ve always got a chance at the Super Bowl. We’ve never had that before, and I want to keep it going.

  21. ozymandias121 says: Apr 20, 2013 11:27 AM

    And also with contracts like this, you think other players and the NFLPA are too stupid to realize the reason veterans aren’t getting paid are because of contracts like this? That they endorse!

  22. hartcarluncarlun says: Apr 20, 2013 11:32 AM

    Falcons are a top organization. Ryan will get paid and his contract will not hurt the Falcons. They’re to smart of a franchise to allow that. Dimitroff is the best GM in football.

  23. hardh3ad says: Apr 20, 2013 12:30 PM

    Apr 20, 2013 11:24 AM
    Hardh3ad how about that fumble that was forced by….himself? And congrats if you don’t throw for 300 yards in the NFL you aren’t taking advantage of the rules. HTT49ers. Lol.
    ——————————————————————–
    I’m pretty sure every other qb they played played under those rules to so why didn’t they throw for 400 yrds?

    You just downplayed your own team…that d is so good that it took Ryan to drop his own snap 4 them to stop him? Lol!

    Think about how u would sound with your boys ” my 49ers d is so good that we needed Matt Ryan to drop a snap for us to stop them” lol

    Like they say on ESPN….C’mon Man.

    I’m a falcon, my cousin bird raven said HTTBR

  24. mackcarrington says: Apr 20, 2013 1:30 PM

    Why wouldn’t he be “feeling good”. Whatever happens the guy knows that he is going to be making between $15 and $20 mil. a year!!

  25. gammynomnom says: Apr 20, 2013 2:08 PM

    If ur qb’s last name is not Bree’s,Brady,manning, flacco, Rodgers, or roethliesberger. You have ZERO room to talk.

    400 yrds passing
    3tds
    In the NFC champ gm vs 49ers
    yeah he choked alright….<-(Sarcasm)
    __________________________________

    How many points did he lead the Falcons to in the second half of that game? He did have some nice turnovers though.

  26. cabby782 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:10 PM

    His team has been good enough to get him to the playoffs multiple years with home field advantage once or twice he has been out played by opposing QB every yr. why do people still question Flacco’s status or some even Eli’s but they give this choker the title “elite’ and he hasn’t won squat

  27. skippynj says: Apr 20, 2013 5:29 PM

    hartcarluncarlun says:
    Apr 20, 2013 11:32 AM
    Falcons are a top organization. Ryan will get paid and his contract will not hurt the Falcons. They’re to smart of a franchise to allow that. Dimitroff is the best GM in football.
    ——-
    A Jerry Jones wannabe for an owner, a coach that panics when it gets hot, a Romo-like qb who chokes in the big game, an “elite”#1 receiver with alligator arms playing in a, literally, “cracker” box, in a city that makes Philly look like Paris. Oh, yeah… Meatrough and the falcon brain trust got it goin’ on! Please, please don’t change a thing.

    Ps- I think you meant “too” smart.

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