Originally posted by OnTheClock:
I seriously do not understand this. Guy was an OUTSTANDING player for them and they shipped him off for far, FAR less than he was worth. TERRIBLE move for the Texans, GREAT move for Philly.
look at his stats... all in the 120-150 tackle range and then with the 3-4 he was hurt last year (is that when they switched?) and had only 64 this year. He signed a 6 year 48 million dollar deal but is only making 5.9 mil this year. So basically Philly takes his large deal and texans with Phillips the way he has been balling with that D will be able to find a replacement pretty quick. I still would have thought more than a mid round pick but I'm assuming the huge deal hurt his value
Originally posted by fanmusclecars:
Plus Ryans was a team captain for the Texans. They have now lost two veteran leaders this off season in Ryans and Williams.
Their other inside 'backer Cushing is a knucklehead.
The way Phillips has built that defense you have to figure it shouldn't take long to replace Ryans. Not saying they will be quite as good though. They already did a good job with Barwin and Reed so they didn't have to franchise Williams at 20 million or whatever it was.
Eagles acquired MLB DeMeco Ryans from the Texans in exchange for a 2012 fourth-round pick.
The teams will also exchange third-round picks, with the Eagles moving back 12 spots. A Pro Bowl middle linebacker early in his career, Ryans wasn't was as suited to the weak-side interior in Wade Phillips 3-4 scheme. After a slow start in returning from Achilles surgery, Ryans came on stronger late in the season. He fills a major need in Philadelphia, where Andy Reid's squad has long been in need of a three-down tackling machine in the middle. Jamar Chaney (neck surgery) will move back outside. Considering Ryans $5.9 million salary, the Texans' haul was as much as could reasonably be expected.
Source: John McClain on Twitter
Mar 20 - 7:11 PM
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