I thought he made big play after big play, said Andy Reid. Thats what he is; thats what hes done throughout his career. ** Hes a baller, said rookie linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Took command of the field. Made sure we were cool, calm and collected in tough times. He made a helluva lot of plays today, and Im happy hes on my team. ** Ryans, who has been questioned about his health and his game countless times over the last several months, did not want to focus on himself afterwards. But when it came to team ball, his eyes lit up. Though against a rookie quarterback and a Browns team that is sure to struggle all year, theres no denying that the defense saved this team from an embarrassing loss. And when they were called on to protect the lead late, they closed. I love when the game is in the defenses hands, when its on us to close a game out. Thats why I play this game, said Ryans. There is no more special feeling than being out there and having all your teammates on the sideline counting on our 11 to get it done. Eleven. The front. The back. And for the first time in a long time, the middle. http://www.phillymag.com/eagles/2012/09/09/demeco-ryans-catches-teammates-attention-in-eagles-debut/ ****** One of my all-time Texans favorites, glad he's off to a solid start in Philly.