Desmond Ridder says the Falcons 'will never be down for the count'


Don’t question Falcons QB Desmond Ridder about the resiliency of the team. He said so with certainty after the team’s 25-24 victory on Sunday over the Green Bay Packers. The club will continue to have its doubters until they prove they can win with consistency after failing to have an above .500 record since 2017 before winning in week one this season.

Ridder was questioned by 92.9 The Game’s Joe Patrick in his postgame press conference about the team’s ability to bounce-back after appearing “down for the count”. Ridder stopped the question mid-sentence to make a strong point about the team and its ability to never be out of a contest.

“Nah, nah, nah, hold on! You see the Atlanta Falcons will never be down for the count. We’re going to fight until that clock hits zero.
That’s what I’m proud about of this team and everyone on this team for not giving up. We keep going out there and just fighting,” Ridder countered.

Ridder’s Week Two performance was much improved from the previous week. He went 19-32 for 237 Yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was less efficient than Week One, but mostly due to his paltry passing stats vs Carolina (15-18 for 115 Yards). Ridder and the rest of the offense will be judged on how many points the produce each week after drafting standout running back Bijan Robinson this offseason after taking WR Drake London and TE Kyle Pitts in the previous two respectively.

The 2-0 record wipes away any blemishes for now. Embracing a winning record and back-to-back wins to start the season is a monumental accomplishment compared to the previous six seasons.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Sep 17, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) reacts on the bench against the Green Bay Packers during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports