Would you believe it? We’re talking rushing yards, the Philadelphia Eagles, and Andy Reid of all people.
Believe it or not, the pass-happy Andy Reid as his teams from 2010 to 2012 fielded the best rushing attack of any Philadelphia Eagles coaching regime’s era over the past ten years if we’re simply looking on the basis of the eyeball test, game-by-game analysis, and of course the numbers. Pederson has amassed the highest total, but only because he’s coached for four years as opposed to the three seasons “Big Red” spent on the sideline from 2010 to 2012.
Over the course of the last three seasons of Andy Reid’s long era in the “City of Brotherly Love”, his “throw first and run later” offenses racked up 6,555 yards on the ground. That shouldn’t come as a shock though. The speed that he had over the course of those three seasons was unreal.
He had LeSean McCoy who was running over, around, and through the league, as he posted back-to-back 1000-yard seasons in 2011 and 2012. Then, there was Michael Vick, who was capable of putting up running back-type numbers. Rushing yards came in bunches with those two around.
Reid’s downfall was missing the playoffs in two of his final three seasons, including a 4-12 outing in 2012. Though he left as Philly’s all-time winningest coach, his voice had gotten stale, and it was time for a change. Enter Chip Kelly.