The Eagles sent a loud and ringing endorsement of rookie tailback Bryce Brown when they made Dion Lewis a healthy scratch yesterday. But unfortunately for Brown, the Eagles may be reconsidering their position after an unimpressive effort in which he only totaled seven yards and three carries. What’s more, Brown lost the football on one of those three carries, a mistake that cost the Eagles an opportunity for easy points and can quickly put a rookie like Brown in Andy Reid’s doghouse.
While the role of the backup is only to spell LeSean McCoy in this offense, the Eagles will need a guy they can feel confident about when they give him a handful of touches. Right now, you have to wonder how much confidence they have in Brown who may have relinquished his backup spot to Lewis after yesterday’s performance.
While injuries to guys like center Jason Kelce and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and the Eagles’ late-game heroics will dominate most of the talk this week, this discussion will likely get buried in the background, but the Eagles need to figure this out. And soon.