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July 24, 3:30 PM ET
Chat with DeMeco Ryans

Buzzmaster
  (3:30 PM)

DeMeco is here!

Ryan (DC)

How much of a gamer are you?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:31 PM)

I used to be a big gamer, but not so much any more. When I was in college I played a lot of NCAA and Madden, but the past couple of years I slowed up.

Chris (WA)

How bummed were you to see Alabama lose in the Ultimate Team voting?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:31 PM)

Yeah, that was a huge blow. I think Alabama is the ultimate team in all of the sports that we do. We have a lot of championships. Definitely a big time bummer.

russ (nyc)

Hey Demeco, what has been the hardest part of OTA's thus far?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:32 PM)

The hardest part was just learning a new playbook. That was the hardest part.

Sebastian (Baltimore)

What impact does Chip Kelly bring on you?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:32 PM)

I think Chip has already had a huge impact. Just in the way that guys are thinking about taking care of their bodies. Their approach. The games. He's already had a big impact.

Brad (Gadsden,Alabama)

DeMeco, What are thoughts on the dominance of alabama winning 3 national championships in 4 years?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:33 PM)

It makes me proud to be an alumnus of the university and the great work they're doing there. Coach Saban has put Alabama on the map of their glory days, the Bear Bryant days. He might eclipse that. It makes me walk around with pride knowing that my team can dominate college football.

Ed (Queens Village)

Did you get to go to any of Alabama National Championship games?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:34 PM)

I made the one they made to play against Texas to play in Pasadena.

JIM AL [via mobile]

How does it feel to be in a division where there is no clear winner the past couple years until the end and teams were still in it in the last few weeks is it helpful to know you still can win or stressful

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:35 PM)

I like it. It's always an unknown of who's going to rise to the top. I like the fact that the competition is equal. No one dominates the league and it's very competitive.

Rex (Chicago)

who should win the semifinal vote: Miami-Nebraska and FSU-Auburn?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:35 PM)

I would say Miami and Florida State.

Davis (Boston)

How are you going to feel when you lose twice to the cowboys this year?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:36 PM)

I won't know what that feeling is like!

Jeremy (Lake Zurich, IL)

Any pre-game rituals?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:36 PM)

No rituals or anything. I always look to see if my family has made it into the stadium yet. No ritual or anything, I just try to find them sitting in the stands.

brandon birdsboro pa [via mobile]

How many wins do you think the eagles will get this season?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:37 PM)

More than last year.

Andrew Z. (Struthers, OH)

What's the most memorable moment in your career?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:37 PM)

The most memorable moment, I would say making it to the Pro Bowl my second year. Both Pro Bowls are memorable moments.

Jeremy (Lake Zurich, IL)

If coach told you, "Demeco, its your choice on what position you want to play today". The new position you would choose and why...

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:38 PM)

I'm going to choose QB.

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:38 PM)

I may throw a lot of INTs, but I'll give it a shot.

Greg (FL)

would you use yourself when playing Madden?>

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:38 PM)

No. I never played as myself. I could never play as myself.

Andrew Z. (Struthers, OH)

What do you like to do during the off-season?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:39 PM)

During the offseason, I just work out, hang out with friends. I like to play a little basketball. Just travel.

David (San Diego)

favorite gaming system?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:40 PM)

PS3.

Andrew Z. (Struthers, OH)

What's your favorite away stadium to visit?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:40 PM)

I like Dallas. It's pretty cool. I might get in trouble for saying that.

Casey (AZ)

What's your favorite meal?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:41 PM)

Most time we're eating early, so it would be scrambled eggs, potatos, turkey sausage and fruit.

Kevin (DC_

favorite college memory?

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:42 PM)

It was my senior year, we beat Florida pretty bad. I think they were ranked No. 3 and we beat them pretty bad in Tuscaloosa.

DeMeco Ryans
  (3:42 PM)

I just want to say a big thanks to everyone who joined the chat. I appreciate the questions. I look forward to putting on a show for you this season.