Josh Adams, RB
Last week, the undrafted rookie Josh Adams had his coming out party. After earning his role as a feature back over the previous few weeks, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson decided to scrap the committee approach for the week and tried something new. Adams ended up taking on 22 carries, for 84 yards and a touchdown. Not to mention, he had another long run that he took in for a score early on, but was called back for a holding penalty.
It was clear that the Eagles run/pass balance allowed them to not only move the ball efficiently, but they had some excellent clock management in the second half. What they did worked, and we should expect to see it once again this week. Isn’t it amazing how once a lead back starts to producing, others on the offense become uplifted?
Carson Wentz had a better day, the offensive line was getting into a groove in the trenches for the run game, and even Corey Clement had a much better performance as he was a change-of-pace back once again. It’s unclear if the Eagles will stick to that approach once again this week, but they definitely shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken.