Women’s Philadelphia Eagles Darren Sproles Nike Midnight Green Game Jersey

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson admitted he talked to LeGarrette Blount about his role in the running back-by-committee.

The Eagles signed Blount to be the No.1  running back, but also the short-yardage back…specifically in third-and-fourth and short situations.

Turns out being the third-down back isn’t Blount’s role in the offense. That honor goes to Darren Sproles.

“We know that he’s primarily been a 3rd down guy for us, situational player, and then at times he’s carried the bulk of the load,” Pederson said. “So I don’t go into it putting a number on it. I just kind of keep it more situational with him.”

Based on the game plan, Sproles is used in third-down situations more than Blount. Of course, the Eagles haven’t had too many actual third-and-short situations to use Blount through two games.

In Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Eagles had 13 third-down opportunities, 11 of which were of seven-yards or more. Not exactly the ideal situation for Blount.

Blount averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 3rd/4th-and-3 or less, which led the NFL in 2016. That contributed to his NFL-leading 18 touchdowns.

Of Blount’s 18 touchdowns last season, 11 were from one-yard out. 13 of them were from 5-yards or less.

The Eagles clearly needed help in the short-yardage department. Philadelphia added arguably the best short-yardage back in the NFL with Blount…but need to get the short-yardage situations for that to happen.

“He (LeGarrette) and I talk all the time, quite honestly. We spoke last week, we spoke going into the Redskins game,” Pederson said. “I think it’s important that you define the role for guys, and here’s my expectations for players. I think it’s important.

“And even the position coach, to have that conversation with players at their position, and listen, we only have — we’ve got one football and you try to get everybody involved when you can and if you can. But yeah, I mean, he and I, we’ve had conversations, and just defining the role.”

Until the Eagles manage those third-and-short situations, Sproles is the guy on third down. That’s the current role Pederson has for both players.

“Again, he’s the bulk of our third-down offense,” Pederson said of Sproles. “Any of our hurry-up, two-minute tempo stuff, he’s also available there, and he primarily will get his touches in those situations.

“Obviously, I do what’s best for the football team, and sometimes you get into a game, there could be an injury or it could be the hot hand at that time. Maybe the running scheme because we do have several schemes that we go into a game with, and designed for all our backs. But I don’t necessarily put a percentage on Darren.”


Recent Posts

China Nfl Jerseys Paypal Gennettcincinnati Reds309 5124Asdrubal Cabreranew York

cheap jerseysIf I'm going on the DL, I cheap jerseys China want to check off all the boxes and make…

1 week ago

In It OK Pavelski Jersey More To The Point Imagine Going To Your Class At Harvard

Hutton, normally the Blues' backup, started for the fourth consecutive game and eighth in the last 10. He earned cheap…

2 weeks ago

Some Point We Should Focus With When You Begin Cheap Jerseys Nfl Football

authentic Steelers jersey This Saturday's game against San Diego State appears turn out authentic Steelers jersey to be shaping up…

3 weeks ago

Bolts Lost Two Games Nhljerseysupply Cheap Hockey Jerseys Comics In A Row But They Hadnt Done

cheap authentic nike nfl jerseys from chinaBetween Machado, LeBron James leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers nfljerseysfromchina.ur for cheap nhl Alex jersey…

4 weeks ago

For The Patriots His Russell Wilson Jersey Stitched First Touchdown A 9-Yard Dart

The Atlanta nfl jerseys cheap authentic geno smith Falcons wide receiver will play against the New Orleans Saints this week.…

1 month ago

Schwartz Opened The Scoring At 4 46 Of The First Period Pittsburgh Penguins Jersey Replica Tucking In A

The under-25 tournament puts the spotlight on rising stars. It yields the stage to the next generations. Imagine the Coyotes'…

1 month ago