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"
New levels, new devils. A saying that will naturally follow any entity on a journey that ends in a long-term goal. For the Eagles, running back production has been sky-high this season and the addition of Jay Ajayi to the unit has only propelled that further. Philadelphia finished their week 12 win with 176 rushing yards, […]Read more "Eagles culture will allow Jay Ajayi to thrive on week 12 frustrations"
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?"
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"
When it rains, it pours. As news of the first wave of Eagles roster cuts began to trickle in, the team followed up with an announcement that sixteen names have been released. LB Don Cherry DT Winston Craig WR Rashard Davis TE Anthony Denham QB Dane Evans LB Carlos Fields DE Jake Metz C Tyler […]Read more "Instant analysis: Eagles announce 16 roster moves and trim roster to 70"
It’s been a wild offseason for Corey Clement. The former Wisconsin Badger had the talent of a mid-round draft pick, but off-the-field issues and concerns saw him slip through the tracks into the undrafted free agent pool. The Philadelphia Eagles would take a chance on Clement, giving him a chance in the NFL. His talent […]Read more "As Corey Clement’s strong preseason continues, so do his chances of making Eagles roster"
Eagles Football is FINALLY back. Preseason kicks off tonight for Philadelphia with a showdown at Lambeau Field marking the start of our favorite time of year. Like every preseason though, there will be plenty to watch out for. With starters and veterans taking a backseat to those who are vying for their future’s, we can […]Read more "Five predictions ahead of Eagles preseason opener against Green Bay"
As the Eagles entered the offseason, the future of the backfield was unknown. Ryan Mathews sustained a damaging neck injury, while Darren Sproles wasn’t getting any younger. The team needed a direction…and even though rookie Wendell Smallwood flashed plenty during his first NFL season, the backfield simply needed revitalizing. The Eagles did just that. Drafting […]Read more "Running like a man possessed, Wendell Smallwood is asserting his presence in Eagles backfield"
As the offseason arrived, the Eagles most important needs were clear. Help was needed at wide receiver and cornerback, but there was underlying cry for help in the backfield. After a season where the rushing identity seemed to change on a weekly basis, the team decided to cement their direction by drafting Donnel Pumphrey…but that […]Read more "Is Wendell Smallwood in danger of losing his spot on the Eagles depth chart?"