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September 13, 2003

New York Giant defensive end Michael Strahan, the NFL's single-season sack leader, names the five toughest right tackles he has faced:

Jon Runyan, Philadelphia -- "Everybody always thinks I get the best of him. But he's strong as an ox, and if you let him get his hands on you, he can embarrass you."

Kyle Turley, St. Louis -- "Turley goes from whistle to whistle -- and then some. He's calmed down, though. He's smarter about the way he plays, a little more mature about the way he does things. Before, he focused on playing and he focused on the theatrics of the game."

Kareem McKenzie, New York Jets -- "He has to be the strongest offensive tackle I've ever played against. He's underrated because you never hear about him. But if he latches onto you, you might as well cancel yourself out of that play."

Jon Jansen, Washington -- "He's got good footwork, a technician. The first few times I played against him he gave me fits. Very tough."

Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland -- "He's probably the best all-around right tackle in the league. He was a bust in Atlanta. But he's matured, he's learned what it takes to be good. He's no joke now."

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