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"
Super Bowl 52. David vs Goliath. Nick Foles vs Tom Brady. To the average NFL viewer, this matchup may seemed skewed in only one way. But beyond the dominance of Bill Belichick and the somehow immortal Tom Brady, the Eagles have a very subtle advantage. The run-game has been huge for the Eagles this season. […]Read more "The Eagles have a monumental advantage over New England that nobody is talking about"
RPO: Better known as a run-pass option, this simple abbreviation has been used all season long by just about every media member ever to the point where it may as well see its own featured column every week. Heading into the Super Bowl however, their opponents could not be built any more differently. The Eagles […]Read more "RPO vs RP’no’: Eagles and Patriots have contrasting offensive mindsets heading into Super Bowl 52"
Lately, LeGarrette Blount has not been the bruising back Eagles fans have enjoyed watching this season. In the last five games, Blount has rushed 36 times for only 108 yards. That gives Blount a 3.0 yards-per-carry in those contests. In the ten games prior, Blount rushed 137 times for 658 yards, which was good for […]Read more "The Eagles are all-aboard the Jay Train, but what does that mean for LeGarrette Blount?"
The NFL Divisional round is set. The high-flying Atlanta Falcons will attempt to soar over the Eagles Nest next week as they seek vengeance for what happened one year ago in the Super Bowl. For a Philadelphia team without Carson Wentz, relying on the run will be crucial, but how will the backfield look against […]Read more "Eagles will lean on backfield against Falcons but who will receive the Lion’s share of carries?"
The calm before the storm is always an interesting period. As the Eagles prepare for life in the postseason by selling out The Linc, speculation and excitement floods the City of Brotherly Love. Undoubtedly, there is much to be said about the Eagles backfield and who will carry the torch alongside Nick Foles in the […]Read more "LeGarrette Blount will have a crucial role to play for Eagles in playoffs"
The Eagles backfield has taken many shapes over the last few years. We’ve seen the rise and fall of DeMarco Murray, the heartbreaking goodbye to LeSean McCoy and the gradual transition into a committee effort. Fast forward to the present day and the Birds have a backfield loaded with workhorse talent, but an effort by […]Read more "Will the Eagles ever have a ‘number one’ running back under Doug Pederson?"
Losing the heart and should of a team is never easy to overcome. Carson Wentz has been extraordinary this season and his NFL leading 33 touchdowns have pushed the Eagles deep into #1 seed territory. The Birds now have to finish what Wentz started without the second overall pick from last year’s draft, instead handing […]Read more "A little less Blount, a little more Jay-Train: Eagles secret to success without Wentz is simple"
We’re three quarters of the way through the NFL season and there is still everything to play for. Despite their recent loss to Seattle, the Birds sit at 10-2. Their offense has changed a lot in the last four weeks…but has it improved? It’s report card time. Quarterback: The rise of Carson Wentz has […]Read more "Quarterly report card: Grades and analysis for the Eagles Offense with 4 games remaining"