Andy Reid and the Eagles Must Lean on the Run, or Kevin Kolb will Fail

April 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Throughout Donovan McNabb's career in Philadelphia, he was always relied upon to move the offense flawlessly through the air. If he didn't, it was nearly impossible for the offense to have any success in Andy Reid's scheme.

But now with Kevin Kolb taking over the offense, Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg must alter the way they approach each game.

Kolb will most likely not be able to handle the heavy burden that was handed to McNabb, at least not yet, so Reid and Mornhinweg must do all they can to help the transition. The best way to do that will be to lean on LeSean McCoy and the newly-acquired Mike Bell by running the ball more than they ever have.

Now before you roll your eyes and laugh at me, don't forget that Reid and Mornhinweg did the same thing for Jeff Garcia when he assumed the starting role in 2006 after McNabb's ACL tear.

In the weeks following McNabb's injury, Brian Westbrook ran the ball nearly 100 times and Correll Buckh...

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