7 Eagles narratives that must be tossed out with the garbage before final eight games

We're not ready to buy into everything we're hearing about the Eagles.

Jalen Hurts (L), Brian Johnson, (R), Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts (L), Brian Johnson, (R), Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 6
Next

Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott are offensive liabilities.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni is known for backing his players publicly, especially when they're struggling. One week after Kenneth Gainwell's red zone fumble, Philly's coaches called his number again. He responded with an impressive-looking red zone rushing touchdown.

If you haven't figured it out, that was intentional. That was meant to send a message.

We get it. Some of you think that Gainwell and Boston Scott are optional pieces that receive too many touches. Both are better than they are given credit for being. They actually need to see the ball more.

Boston Scott never fumbles and is perhaps Philly's most durable runner. Kenny G is a nice change of pace for D'Andre Swift. The latter, in no way, is a workhorse. Oh, and there's one more thing to consider.

D'Andre Swift has put the ball on the ground three times, though he's only lost one of those fumbles. How come no one is angry at him?

Swift, Gainwell, and Scott all bring needed skill sets to the Eagles' offense. All also have weaknesses, but the long-term success of this team may rely on keeping all three of these guys healthy. If the offensive staff finds ways to accentuate their positives, this unit could take off.