PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles are replacing injured linebacker DeMeco Ryans with Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho. Calvin Ridley Jersey . That still leaves a big hole.You dont replace the leadership, defensive co-ordinator Billy Davis said. You just dont. Leadership is something that is earned over time. DeMeco has got a lot of pelts on the wall and hes earned it. Hes just that kind of guy. So, youre not going to replace that part of him, but were going to have to replace him (on the field). Its the NFL, the next man has to step up.Ryans was lost for the season when he tore his Achilles tendon Sunday in a 31-21 victory at Houston. Its the second time in five years Ryans season has ended with an Achilles tear. He had the same injury while with the Texans in 2010.Matthews, the teams fourth-round pick in 2011 and Acho, who came in a trade with Cleveland last year, will split the duties in Davis base 3-4 defence.In base, either Matthews or Acho will play the Mike role that Ryans had and be responsible for making the defensive calls. When the team goes to its nickel or dime defences, Mychal Kendricks will move from his Will position to make the calls.We have tons of confidence in both Casey and Acho, Davis said. They can make the calls. They did it all through camp when DeMeco wasnt in, or we gave DeMeco a blow. Theyre both highly intelligent guys. Theyve got a great understanding of the scheme. Theyve both been here for two years and both have a lot of playing time to fall back on in the regular season. So, that part to it well be OK with.Its the part that is DeMeco, the man, and his individual leadership that youre not going to replace.Matthews and Acho both got experience this season when Kendricks missed four games with a calf injury. In their limited time, Matthews has 24 tackles, one for a loss, with a half-sack, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. Acho has 18 tackles.Ryans had 65 tackles, three for a loss, to go with an interception and a fumble recovery.That helped, Matthews said about playing in place of Kendricks. Its a little different now, moving to the Mike and having to make the calls. You have to be more vocal out there.Matthews has played his best football of late and now has the final eight games of the regular season to show he belongs.It will be similar to when Mychal was out, Davis said. The neat part of our inside backers, really within the scheme, is they are kind of interchangeable. So, it will be a similar rotation to when Mychal was out. Well have Casey and Acho handling first and second down duties at the DeMeco spot. Theyll be fine.Matthews knows the role he has to fill. Hes as prepared as hes going to be.Im ready, Matthews said. I felt when Mychal was out, I got better every week. Well take it game by game, and hopefully get more comfortable as we go.Davis is confident as well.Weve got small boxes for everybody and thats kind of the way weve had success in replacing guys, Davis said. Dont ask any one person to do everything DeMeco did, ask a couple to do a small part and really master that small part. Falcons Jerseys . And it showed Thursday night. The Canadiens, playing in their second game in as many days, however, got a good performance in the end from their backup goaltender as he filled in for an injured Olympic gold medallist . Isaiah Oliver Falcons Jersey .C. -- Kurt Busch put his chances at "70 per cent" at running the Indianapolis 500 this year because of recent developments that have pushed a potential program along. http://www.thefaclonsshoponline.com/Isaiah-Oliver-Falcons-Jersey/ . At 11:06 of the first period, Neal struck Marchand with his knee when Marchand was down on the ice. Marchand remained in the game. Neal was assessed a kneeing penalty for his hit on Marchand.SHENZHEN, China - Second-seeded Petra Kvitova had six aces in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Bojana Jovanovski on Tuesday in the second round of Shenzhen Open.The Czech broke Jovanovski twice in the first set before saving threee break points in the second. Justin Bethel Falcons Jersey. Also, Zheng Saisai of China defeated Polona Hercog of Slovenia 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, and fourth-seeded Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-4. Cheap Cowboys Jerseys Cheap Giants Jerseys Cheap Eagles Jerseys Cheap Redskins Jerseys Cheap Falcons Jerseys Cheap Panthers Jerseys Cheap Saints Jerseys Cheap Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Cardinals Jerseys Cheap 49ers Jerseys Cheap Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Rams Jerseys Cheap Bears Jerseys Cheap Lions Jerseys Cheap Packers Jerseys Cheap Vikings Jerseys ' ' '