Rashaad Penny needs more snaps and will rescue the Eagles rushing attack if he receives them.
Here's the thing. Don't read what wasn't written. Don't hear what hasn't been said. Rashaad Penny, if he's still the guy we saw before this season, can ball. Maybe we just need to ask if he's still that guy.
Pound for pound, if he is, he might be the most talented tailback the Eagles employ. That just leaves us with a few theories we can't seem to get off of our minds.
We've gone back and forth about whether or not some undisclosed injury has been bothering him. We've been doing so almost every time he was listed as a healthy scratch. Then, we look at the depth chart and make sense of things... maybe.
Boston Scott is the guy the Eagles want returning kicks. They drafted Kenny G, and they trust him. D'Andre Swift offers something as both a receiver and rusher, so we understand the decision to treat Penny like a luxury and deactivate him on game days... sort of.
We're just as baffled as you are by Philly's decision to place him on the rocks. Still, even though we have only seen him carry the ball five times and catch one pass, this gut feeling tells us increasing his carries won't add any new dimension to this Eagles offense.
We hope we're wrong, but if the coaching staff doesn't trust him, why should we?