Doug Pederson’s first season as Eagles Head Coach was an interesting one. Through all the highs and lows, there was one constant. The backfield went without an identity. While one game it would be Ryan Mathews decimating defenses and slashing his way to the end zone, the next game he would be relegated to a […]Read more "Eagles found a new rushing identity in 2017, but will they face backfield bedlam in the offseason?"
Part two of our “should they stay or go” series examines the Eagles backfield scenario. Just one year ago, there seemed to be no shape or identity at running back and now that statement could not be further from the truth. But how do the Eagles sustain that? Let’s take a look. LeGarrette Blount: […]Read more "Eagles should they stay or go: Running back edition"
The loss of Darren Sproles left a huge hole in a backfield that relies on a committee effort heading into week four. Luckily for Doug Pederson, there’s one running back who can help fill that void. After working out Kenjon Barner earlier today, the team announced that they signed the former Oregon Duck to a […]Read more "Instant analysis: Eagles bring back a familiar running back to replace Darren Sproles"
The injury to Darren Sproles has sent repurcissions throughout the Eagles roster. After carrying five running backs into the regular season, the Eagles are down to just three. A breakout game against the Giants which saw the unit rush for 171 yards showed plenty of encouraging signs, but the loss to Sproles raises some interesting […]Read more "With Sproles injured, Wendell Smallwood has an opportunity to shine in Eagles backfield"
The Eagles may have emerged victorious on Sunday, but they lost a vital backfield cog in the process. Darren Sproles left the game early on with what was widely reported as a wrist injury and later a broken arm that woul need an MRI. Today, the damage appears even more severe. It’s not just a […]Read more "Eagles RB Darren Sproles reportedly suffered torn ACL and broken arm on same play"
It seems like only yesterday that the Eagles were walking into a week three clash against the Steelers at home. A hot start was expected to come to a sudden halt against the Pittsburgh Defense, but as the Eagles always seem to do in trap games, they prevailed. One year later and the team enter […]Read more "Exactly one year after a backfield breakout, Eagles Offense is in need of the same once again"
Week one came and went and Doug Pederson was left facing the same criticisms as he was one year ago. Some questionable play-calling went hand-in-hand with a completely unbalanced offense that almost mirrored what we saw with Ryan Mathews at the helm. Seven days later and it’s those same criticisms wrapping their roots around the […]Read more "Ignoring the Achilles Heel: Who is responsible for Eagles backfield bedlam?"
Running back has ben a uosition of sheer intrigue for the Eagles ever since the offseason began. Would the team draft Dalvin Cook in the first round or instead decide to pick up a mid-round marauder? What actually transpired raised even more questions and after an impressive win over Washington, those questions are yet to […]Read more "Eagles running back situation isn’t a cause for concern…yet"
The Eagles are just a few days away from their season opener against divisional rivals Washington Redskins in a clash that promises to be filled with emotion. The Birds’ are coming off of five consecutive losses to the Redskins and while there are plenty of keys to the game and stars to watch on both […]Read more "Establishing the run will be critical for the Eagles in season opener against Redskins"
The Eagles stunned many when they announced that they were keeping five running backs on the final roster. Both Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement were able to show the coaching staff enough during the offseason to justify being kept around, leaving the Eagles with a backfield ticking all the boxes. From downhill dominators to threatening […]Read more "Eagles backfield likely to change on a weekly basis as Pederson vows to ride hot hand"