It's ashame you guys feel inclined to defend Ryan like this. Speaking about getting defensive, you'd think he was your kid out there. Facts are damn facts, dude came in outta shape, and now is either hurt or simply taking time off for being SORE. Warren Sapp critisized him back in the off-season for not participating in Rivers' workouts, and this is the **** that happens. It's not like he's proved his self and can afford taking some time off (a la Gates).. We shall see but day by day, game by game that trade up to 12 is looking worse and worse..