Finally, a sledgehammer for the Eagles
Though talented, there are two questions that keep coming up about the Eagles backfield. One, why does it feel like every one of these running backs has the exact same skill set? Second, these guys are really small. What if someone gets hurt? After all, this is a team that watched Darren Sproles end two of the last three seasons on the IR.
That’s not all. One of their top three ball carriers, Corey Clement, spent the last two seasons watching the games like most of us, from the sideline. A knee injury ended his 2018 campaign. 2019 ended with a shoulder injury.
Running back might be the most punished of all of the game’s positions on the field. That’s partially why so many teams go with a committee approach, and when you watch Jordan Howard miss so many games in 2019 with a “stinger” and Miles Sanders limp off of the field in Week 17 versus the hated New York Giants, worry creeps in, even if it’s minimal.
Mark Ingram hasn’t always been a world-beater at the pro level, but it would be nice to have someone hammer the ball versus opposing defenses with a little more regularity. Also, if needed, he contributes in the passing game. Might Baltimore be willing to part with a nine-year veteran when they have J.K. Dobbins in the mix now?