Addition Of Jerome Harrison Marks Change In Running Back Usage In Philly

October 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the Andy Reid era in Philadelphia, the Eagles have always employed a two running back system with a primary back and a secondary back that usually complements the primary back.
From 2000 to 2002, the Eagles used Duce Staley as their primary back with Correll Buckhalter being the young speedy backup.
This all changed in 2003 when Brian Westbrook was drafted out of Villanova and quickly turned the running back position in Philadelphia to primarily speed with a bigger, short-yardage back as the backup whether it be Dorsey Levens, a slower injury-prone Buckhalter or Leonard Weaver, the Eagles have always had two running backs with different traits.
Now with the trade of Mike Bell to Cleveland for Jerome Harrison, the Eagles are in a position that they have rarely seen with their running backs, two speedy young backs with big play potential.
With Weaver out injured, Bell was supposed to be the short yardage back but that has failed so far this season and the switc...

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