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Eagles not planning to sign Runyan

So we just posted a rather long breakdown of the Shawn Andrews aftershocks in Philadelphia.  But we left one loose end to tie up, which we thought was worthy of its own post.

According to Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are reportedly so impressed with right tackle Winston Justice’s play that they do not feel the need to sign free agent Jon Runyan at this point.

Runyan has also worked out for Kansas City and Buffalo, but remains unsigned.

Justice, a goat in Philly for one memorably awful performance, now has become one of the key figures for their 2009 season.

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30 Responses to “Eagles not planning to sign Runyan”
  1. Mr. Chris Carter says: Sep 16, 2009 1:36 PM

    Bing Runyan in period. Just the veteran leader is enough alone.

  2. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 16, 2009 1:37 PM

    We (The Pack) REALLY need to get this guy.. come on TT, spend some money for once in your life, get him and then and send Barbie packing.. Our season, and hopefully your job, depends on it!

  3. Citizen Strange says: Sep 16, 2009 1:38 PM

    What about Funyuns?
    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/Funyuns_Original.gif

  4. stiller43 says: Sep 16, 2009 1:40 PM

    Isn’t that the guy who gave up like 7 sacks to Osi?

  5. Patrick Moran says: Sep 16, 2009 1:40 PM

    The Bills are “very much” in the mix for Jon Runyan per this report.
    http://www.buffalosportsdaily.com/2009/09/source-jon-runyan-is-still-in-the-mix/

  6. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 16, 2009 1:48 PM

    Justice had a nice game against Carolina, but I’ll bet they won’t erase Runyans’ phone number until after the Giants game.

  7. DontBeEMO says: Sep 16, 2009 1:56 PM

    Stiller43,
    Winston Justice is the guy who gave up 7 sacks to Osi.

  8. twinkletoes says: Sep 16, 2009 1:58 PM

    A lot of teams could use his services. I’m all for the Raiders swapping out Cornell Green for him. Green is morphing into the second coming of Rory Graves with all the miscues and yellow flags. There’s a painful flashback.

  9. dietrich43 says: Sep 16, 2009 2:04 PM

    Osi and Justin Tuck are arm-wrestling for who gets to play left end this weekend. I put my money on Tuck.

  10. Hap says: Sep 16, 2009 2:06 PM

    If they erase it then, they can erase it for good.

  11. HawgNSonsTV says: Sep 16, 2009 2:14 PM

    They better do something!

  12. igglesfan74 says: Sep 16, 2009 2:39 PM

    EAGLES, sign Runyan!
    What are they thinking? Get it done unless you want more broken ribs.

  13. straverse says: Sep 16, 2009 2:42 PM

    Justice gave up a bunch of sacks on the left side. Big difference. He never should have been over there. He’s always been a right tackle.

  14. GpaulJ says: Sep 16, 2009 2:48 PM

    So in theory Winston Justice will line up against Justin Tuck when they play the Giants? Seems about fair. Osi got his chance to destroy Justice, now its Tuck’s turn!

  15. Poopdollar says: Sep 16, 2009 2:58 PM

    WE DON’T NEED RUNYAN! Who of the genius comments knows what kind of playing shape the guy is in. HE IS OLD – leave your sentimental feelings at the door, this is football. This is about plugging in the best talent at that position, not the names. Winston Justice somehow has the bad rep for having Osi sack McNabb., newsflash – most of them were due to miscommunication about the snap count. If you haven’t noticed, Jason Peters is our LT now and Justice is our RT. Peters will now line up with Osi and pile-drive him into the ground. Anyone catch Peters run block on Sunday? Oh, that’s right…you just focus on the past misconceptions and negatives of this team. Mark my words now, this team will be in the Super Bowl. The Eagles just dismantled a team who had won 8 straight games at home and was being picked by all the experts to make the playoffs. Sean McDermott will be a beast in this league. Saints go down – playing on the road, outdoors, by at least 10 points.

  16. JPDUBL07 says: Sep 16, 2009 3:11 PM

    One thing Runyan always brought was a “nasty” demeanor…in the NFC East, its absolutely necessary to have someone like this on the line…sure, he’ll trip guys, or punch them in the nuts in a pileup and he’ll even get some 15 yard penalties at times for it…but it’s this type of stuff that should cause the troops to rally around McNabb and the rest of the offense…Having someone back in there who’ll let defenses know that the Eagles won’t stand for 300 lb. underachievers belly flopping on their QB after he crosses the goal line without penalty from the refs or the league…

  17. ChiefnoFoldem says: Sep 16, 2009 3:13 PM

    I would doubt that Runyan would come here any way if he is not going to get the starting job. He wants starting money.
    Justice was playing LT in the Giants came. He gave up 6 sacks and did not get help. There is a big difference playing LT then RT. RT is his natural position.
    I also would take a healthy Justice over a late 3o year old Runyan who has a surgically repaired knee . Look up the surgery that he had and you will come to the same conclusion. He had holes drilled into his knee to form cartilage. I love Runyan, he might be the greatest RT in Eagles history since the merger but I think the Eagles are right here.
    Bye the way Eagles don’t play the Giants until week 8

  18. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 16, 2009 3:14 PM

    I have to agree with Poopdollar. Why is everyone so fixated on Runyan. I would be fine with bringing him in as a backup but Runyan and Tra were not great last year.
    Number of sacks given up is not the only stat to look at. I like to look at the team not being able to run for 1 yard. Blame whoever you want but when Shawn Andrews was there, they got it.

  19. east96st says: Sep 16, 2009 3:16 PM

    Look as a Giants fan, I would love to see a repeat of Justice’s game against Osi. The reality is when that happened he was starting his first pro game. The guy has had time to develop and learn the game. Is he a Pro Bowler? Maybe not, but NY can’t expect him to be the revolving door he was last time. That doesn’t mean NY shouldn’t test him, just that they need to be prepared for a much better performance.

  20. Mav69r says: Sep 16, 2009 3:38 PM

    The Lions need him… we’ll take him… MM (…ala TT in an earlier post) better sign him quick.

  21. Stradivarius says: Sep 16, 2009 3:58 PM

    Poopdollar nailed it!!! Great comment!

  22. bednarik60 says: Sep 16, 2009 4:26 PM

    Yeah Justice did well in the Carolina game…because he had help out there. He won’t have help every time, and that doesn’t bode well for McNabb’s ribs.
    This is also an opportune time to say that Kolb sucks.

  23. JamesBoswell says: Sep 16, 2009 5:04 PM

    …for some reason. LaVar Arrington makes it seem like Runyan will be a Redskin sometime this season.

  24. east96st says: Sep 16, 2009 5:26 PM

    Poopdollar says: “The Eagles just dismantled a team who had won 8 straight games at home and was being picked by all the experts to make the playoffs”
    Take off your fanboy glasses and watch that game again. Jake Delhomme was the Philly MVP for that game. Detroit would have won that game. Hell, most college teams would have won that game. A win is a win, so your team keeps it, but let’s not pretend that Carolina played a professional football game. 82 net yards passing for Philly basically tells the story. Carolina gave you guys an early Xmas present.

  25. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 5:54 PM

    “Winston Justice somehow has the bad rep for having Osi sack McNabb., newsflash – most of them were due to miscommunication about the snap count.”
    Yeah, the snap count is really hard to remember play after play. But why would Justice always be LATE? You’d think maybe he’d jump early now and then but he went late all six times? Really?

  26. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 16, 2009 6:49 PM

    Vox, what are you on this thread for? Shouldn’t you be busy begging your Mommy for an advance on your allowance so you can help Jerry Jones sell out that abomonation of a stadium?

  27. PhonyRomo says: Sep 16, 2009 7:14 PM

    Fact of the matter is that Justice has improved, and he is cheaper than Runyan. The Eagles FO is tighter than a red…. nevermind. But so far so good from Justice, so while my heart says sign Runyan, I have to agree with the decision at this point in time.

  28. Ocelot138 says: Sep 16, 2009 7:55 PM

    # east96st says: September 16, 2009 5:26 PM
    Poopdollar says: “The Eagles just dismantled a team who had won 8 straight games at home and was being picked by all the experts to make the playoffs”
    Take off your fanboy glasses and watch that game again. Jake Delhomme was the Philly MVP for that game. Detroit would have won that game. Hell, most college teams would have won that game. A win is a win, so your team keeps it, but let’s not pretend that Carolina played a professional football game. 82 net yards passing for Philly basically tells the story. Carolina gave you guys an early Xmas present.
    ——-
    So let me get this straight. Carolina won the game for Philly, but the Giants dismantled the Redskins. That’s a nice pair of fanboy glasses you have on there, sir.

  29. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 17, 2009 9:49 AM

    east96st says:
    September 16, 2009 5:26 PM
    Poopdollar says: “The Eagles just dismantled a team who had won 8 straight games at home and was being picked by all the experts to make the playoffs”
    Take off your fanboy glasses and watch that game again. Jake Delhomme was the Philly MVP for that game. Detroit would have won that game. Hell, most college teams would have won that game. A win is a win, so your team keeps it, but let’s not pretend that Carolina played a professional football game. 82 net yards passing for Philly basically tells the story. Carolina gave you guys an early Xmas present.
    ****
    So, the Eagles Defense gets no credit? But, Eli gets credit for a terrible throw and lucky catch to win a superbowl?

  30. scrapdawg12 says: Sep 18, 2009 11:28 AM

    After thinking about this. Runyan can only play RT. Stacy Andrews could be moved out to RT in case of emergency situations and someone like Max Jean can play RG. I believe they should sign Runyan but yet again, they don’t gotta at this very moment.

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