Eagles star Miles Sanders offers a warning for the Philadelphia media

Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Some people do a better job of blocking out the outside noise than others, but it appears, as he prepares to enter his fourth season with the Philadelphia Eagles, that Miles Sanders has had enough.

Though most of us have already slotted players on our imaginary depth charts, the Birds haven’t officially introduced one of their own yet, Still, when they do, we expect that Miles Sanders will take up residency as RB1.

Why then is he taking snaps with the second-team offense? Buckle up friends! We have much to discuss.

Miles Sanders issues a warning to the Philadelphia and national media.

Much of what we see during training camp has to be taken with a grain of salt. You can’t make too much of most of what you’re viewing, but you can’t simply ignore everything either.

Sure, it was fun to watch Jason Kelce walk around with bubble wrap in his helmet, but from an Xs and Os standpoint, when you see Haason Reddick playing in coverage or Jalen Hurts tossing interceptions, you can best believe there will be discussions… and there have been.

Miles Sanders has been the subject of some discussion as well. He’s been running with the second-team offense. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni, during his Saturday pre-practice sit-down session, stated that means nothing, that the Birds have always rotated their tailback and that Miles is “our guy”.

He made a statement on Saturday, taking a handoff on the first play and exploding through an opening for a bug gain. Miles spoke following Philly’s third training camp on-field workout. Here was his take.

Can you blame him? Perhaps you’ve heard. He’s had some issues with how a few things he’s said have been painted by members of the media recently.

To Coach Sirianni’s comments, we’ll say this. Last year, Miles was on the field for just under 70 plays during training camp. None of those plays were run with the second-team offense. In just three practices during 2022’s version, he’s spent some of his time there.

We won’t lie. It’s beginning to look like he isn’t currently being considered as a long-term cornerstone of the Eagles’ offense. Philly has long shown that they don’t value the position. Who knows though? Things can change.

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Still, with there being no discussion of there being an extension past this season and with the knowledge that he never reached the end zone in 2020, the coming NFL season will be massive for Miles Sanders. He has a lot riding on how he performs.