A Run Game To Be Proud Of
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, the Eagles top offensive player, enjoyed a record-breaking 2013 season, setting the franchise records for rushing yards and yards from scrimmage. Voted to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, McCoy looks set to be an integral part of Chip Kelly’s offense for years to come.
Philadelphia Eagles Back-up running backs Bryce Brown and Chris Polk also contributed in major ways this season. Brown improved his ball retention skills, following a nasty run of fumbles during the 2012 season, whilst Polk added a couple of touchdowns during the year. With three legitimate threats in the backfield, the Eagles have a healthy set of options to keep opponents guessing.
Strong Offensive Line
With a healthy offensive line, the Eagles made huge strides forward this year. Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Jason Peters returned from injury to be one of the best at his position in the NFL once more. Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, a rookie, looks like a good complement to Peters. Philadelphia guard Evan Mathis is consistently one of PFF’s top rated guards, whilst Philadelphia center Jason Kelce is emerging as one of the game’s best. Philadelphia Eagles second guard Todd Herremans is an adequate player who has served the Eagles way, but may be heading towards his last couple of years with the team.