Philadelphia Eagles: Better On Offense Heading Into 2015?

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Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) runs past Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) in the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Running Back

Key Additions: DeMarco Murray, Ryan Matthews

Key Losses: LeSean McCoy

Verdict: Progressed

In what was perhaps the most utterly shocking move in an offseason that shook the Philadlephia Eagles organization at its foundation, the departure of star RB LeSean McCoy has arguably strengthened the unit. Well, not directly at least. While the loss of McCoy itself dealt a heavy blow to the team, what it led to (the acquisitions of Murray and Mathews), has more than compensated. While McCoy is a talented back in his own right, the duo of Murray and Mathews provides a strong tandem that is a better scheme and culture fit.

Beyond that, the idea of a time share in and of itself should yield better results than a feature back in an offensive operation that implements a ridiculous tempo and heavy ‘back usage. In theory, this new tandem should exceed McCoys output and then some in 2015. Oh, and there’s also this Darren Sproles guy. He was kinda good for the Eagles last season.

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