ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 26: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons scrambles against the Minnesota Vikings at the Georgia Dome on November 26, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
One of the most popular HBO series is the training camp documentary Hard Knocks. In previous years the show has covered Chad Johnson and the Bengals and Rex Ryan and the Jets. Rumors swirled earlier this month that HBO was considering repeating with the Jets, mainly because of the imminent drama brewing between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.
However, the NFL went in a completely different direction, offering the slot to the Atlanta Falcons. Now imagine that, Matt Ryan, who many fans consider bland, as a TV star. As a BC Superfan I think this would be fascinating to watch. The television camera could show the rest of the world what we already know, that Matty is a extremely hard work, an excellent leader who is well respected by his teammates. Matt is an unassuming leader, but one nonetheless and showing viewers this could help raise his profile.
But as The Falchoholic writes, this show does not fit the profile of the 2012 Atlanta Falcons:
It's also not a great fit for this Falcons team, at least in this jaded blogger's eyes. While the coordinator changes should make them a more aggressive, in-your-face team on the field, it's not going to change the low-key way they do business off of it. I don't know that this team needs the distractions that cameras entail, or the potential that someone might say something boneheaded, or any of the things that come along with the show. I say that knowing full well how entertaining guys like Roddy White and Sean Weatherspoon would be.
The Falcons haven't made a decision yet, but we could all be seeing a lot more Matt Ryan on a television screen this fall.