Philadelphia Eagles: Keeping Up With FB Leonard Weaver

July 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The fullback position is one that requires smarts, multiple skill sets, courage, and above all else—brute strength. However, the FB position is becoming a dying breed in the National Football League with all these running backs coming out of college as sheer mammoths, but the Philadelphia Eagles felt adding veteran FB Leonard Weaver to the team during the 2008 offseason.
For the Philadelphia Eagles, the fullback position is one that was lack luster and was seemingly almost forgotten about by the Eagles since the days of John Ritchie.
In fact, during the 2008 season, the Birds were so desperate for a FB that they tried using RB Tony Hunt at the position in an effort to save his career, since he had the ideal size, but the task proved to be entirely daunting for him due to the required blocking, and he was released from the squad.
Finally, last offseason head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg realized the import...

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