- Runyan: 629 pass plays, only 7 sacks allowed for an average of .0111 sacks per pass play.
As an Eagles fan I would take a repeat of these numbers from Tackles Peters, Justice, or Andrews this season.
Maybe Runyan can land himself a starting position elsewhere, but I see no downside of the Eagles offering / signing Runyan to a back-up position. Maybe the back-up position turns into a starting nod as the season progresses.
Until proven otherwise I will trust the coaching and media reports that Justice has turned the corner. Maybe the big guy is finally ready to deliver on his 2nd round (some scouts even had Winston as a possible 1st rounder) talent. With Runyan coming back from surgery, at this point, I actually feel more comfortable with Justice starting the season.
As I stated before I have no faith in Shawn Andrews. Sure he is better than both Justice and Runyan. But until he actually practices and plays he doesn't count to this fan. Too many things can go wrong with banking on Shawn performing well for an entire season.
So come on Eagles, give us that 3rd piece of good news. Signing Runyan seems like a pretty damn good insurance policy to this fan.