4. An unlikely hero explodes in the Philadelphia Eagles regular-season finale.
Sometimes, you just have to keep saying something until you see the manifestation of what you’ve been hoping for. Here goes. This Eagles team has to add a workhorse running back to its committee system.
Nothing good can come from trying to turn MIles Sanders or Boston Scott into a sledgehammer. Heck, some of us are still concerned about Corey Clement’s ability to stay healthy. Think about it. Do you want Sanders to pound the rock between the tackles 20 to 25 times a game? You saw him walk off of the field with an injury versus the New York Giants in Week 17 of last season, remember?
Think back to how that made you feel? Yes, something is missing from this backfield, but don’t read something that isn’t being written. No one is saying that Philly shouldn’t get the ball to Sanders and Boston Scott more often than they did in 2019. That would be asinine. What is being said is Sanders and Scott can’t be overworked.
Philly needs to make sure they’re both fresh, so everyone can see more performances down the stretch as we saw from them in 2019. After Sanders left the game injured in Week 17, Scott was phenomenal.
Here are the numbers. He carried the ball 19 times for 54 yards. He caught four passes for 84 yards. He reached paydirt three times. Finding one highlight in Scott’s coming out party doesn’t do this performance justice. He bobbled the opening kickoff and got buried, but he made up for it. Just watch the highlights, courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube channel.
Do you see what we mean? If Philly keeps Sanders and Scott fresh and both make it through the full 16-game slate injury-free, watch out.