Doug Pederson’s tenure as Eagles head coach has involved a running back committee since he was hired. In 2016, three running backs had over 75 carries on the season: Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, and Wendell Smallwood. In 2017, only one has more than 75, but the share of snaps were spread out through many backs. […]Read more "What do changes at offensive coordinator mean for Miles Sanders?"
It’s 2nd & 10 and there’s 1:52 remaining in the fourth quarter in the playoff game between the Eagles and Saints. Philadelphia burst out of the gate with a Cre’Von LeBlanc interception, but a much healthier Saints team eventually caught up and surpassed the Eagles, holding a 20-14 lead. Nick Foles and the offense trotted […]Read more "What if: Alshon Jeffery never tipped that pass against the Saints?"
Going against the historical tide, the Eagles 2017 Super Bowl win proved that you do not need to spend on linebackers to win a championship. This is the rhetoric that has been pushed down the throats of whoever would listen for the last three years. It’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of teams […]Read more "Are Eagles right to avoid drafting linebackers in the early rounds?"
OTA’s should be taking place right now, but the current pandemic has forced NFL teams to think outside the box and prepare their players for a grueling summer remotely. As the new season lies on the far horizon, it’s a perfect time to look at last year’s rookie class and what’s expected of them going […]Read more "Which 2019 Eagles rookies are primed to take the biggest step in their second season?"
Adam Caplan reported on Inside the Birds a few days ago that the Eagles are interested in bringing in former Texans running back Carlos Hyde. Mike Garafolo confirmed this report but also added that the team is also looking at former Falcons running back Devonta Freeman and former Bills/Chiefs/Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. McCoy is […]Read more "Which free-agent RB connected to the Eagles is the best fit?"
For the first time in quite some time, the Eagles will be entering the season with a clear idea of who their running backs are. There’s a clear bell-cow at the top of the pecking order and a pretty solid rotation beneath him. That doesn’t mean the position is without things to watch this offseason, […]Read more "Eagles position spotlight: Running Back"
May 8th, 2002. That’s when 6’0″ (probably a little shorter) 76ers guard Allen Iverson made the now infamous quote. Fast forward 6,450 days and we’re still talking about practice with an under 6’0″ Philadelphia athlete, except in a different tone. Former practice squad player Boston Scott has been electric when given the chance this season. […]Read more "Miles Sanders isn’t the only Eagles RB making history this season"
It’s been an adjustment season for the Eagles. The 2017 Super Bowl season has proven to be a blessing and a curse for the birds. They tried their best to stick to the formula that once worked for them. It was all about the veterans back then, but something had to change. The Eagles coaching […]Read more "Miles Sanders shined brightest when the Eagles needed him most"
All seems to be going swimmingly so far for Jordan Howard’s tenure in Philadelphia. Minus an unfortunate injury that caused him to miss last Sunday’s matchup against the Patriots, Howard has been a factor week in and week out. As advertised, he’s been a physical presence on an offense that has needed a shot in […]Read more "What Ajayi’s contract means for Jordan Howard’s future with the Eagles"
With Jordan Howard being limited in practice this week, there may be a chance that the Eagles hold him out for precautionary reasons. Howard has been great for the team since arriving in the offseason and his ability has also assisted Miles Sanders in his own development. The Eagles started the season with Sanders being […]Read more "Miles Sanders could be the Eagles’ most important weapon against the Patriots"