Philadelphia Eagles: Addressing the Running Backs

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL scouting combine has concluded, free agency is on the horizon, the draft is to follow, and things are getting ready to break loose. Rosters will start to change, and the Eagles have both wants and needs to fill at their running back position.
The Running Backs as of Now
Legendary stalwart Brian Westbrook has spoiled Eagles fans with spectacular highlight after highlight for the better part of his eight year tenure. He has endured much, is now gone, and will be missed on the field and by the fans.  
Lesean "Shady" McCoy is an exciting second year running back that the Eagles landed in the second round of the 2009 draft. He is no longer the heir apparent but duly appointed and de-facto starting running back for the Philadelphia Eagles.
McCoy is quick and elusive, but I'd like to see him do a little bit more with his skill in open space and break more big gains with those opportunities rather than trying to stutter step and shoulder fake through tight quarter...

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