I swear to God that I was planning on writing a post for today titled "The Optimist's Guide to the 2012 Eagles." Heavens knows I've been critical all offseason.
Asked if he still considers himself a three-down linebacker, which is what the Eagles heralded Ryans as when they traded for him, Ryans said: "I am."
But will he be a three-down linebacker on Sunday?
"That's the coaches' decision. I don't decide who goes out on the field," Ryans said.