Philadelphia Eagles have backed themselves into a corner at running back

Miles Sanders (L), Boston Scott (R) Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles still don’t have a real plan after Sanders.

Here’s all that we’ve known about the Philadelphia Eagles at running back for the past two seasons. Miles Sanders is someone that they can build a foundation with moving forward, but he needs help. He’s not a workhorse, and nobody believed it when we were told that he was.

You remember when Doug Pederson and Duce Staley told us that Miles Sanders was ready to shoulder the full load, don’t you? Did you believe that? Of course, you didn’t.

Now don’t trick yourself into believing that you’ve read something that wasn’t written. Is he great? Oh, he most certainly is, but he isn’t someone you want to see hammering the ball into the teeth of the defense 20 times a game. It’s been two seasons, and we’ve already seen him have to miss time after picking up a few nicks and bruises along the way.

Then to top it off, Philly hasn’t done a good job of getting him help. They brought Darren Sproles back in 2019 when it was clear that he was cooked. They added Jay Ajayi when Sproles got hurt again, and then, well, Ajayi got hurt. Corey Clement was placed back on the roster in 2019 and in 2020. He got hurt too.

This team even pondered bringing back a broken-down LeSean McCoy. Wait! Are they even watching the games? That’s how we officially began learning about Boston Scott. Injuries of injury-prone talent led to the promotion of scout team guys, but that isn’t half of it. Now, they have a lot of bodies, but they still don’t have any answers.