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14 Oct 2011

Run It, Eagles

At Philly Sports Daily, Robert Weintraub examines why LeSean McCoy needs to be featured heavily in the Eagles-Redskins matchup on Sunday.

Posted by: Robert Weintraub on 14 Oct 2011

5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 9:44am by The Voice

Comments

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by Kevin from Philly :: Fri, 10/14/2011 - 3:46pm

Telling Andy Reid to run the ball more is like telling him he needs to lose a few pounds. Everybody knows it, he'd probably agree he needs to do it, but he just never does it.

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by Anonymous2 (not verified) :: Fri, 10/14/2011 - 9:25pm

It's right after "spend something higher than a 4th round pick on a linebacker" and "learn how to better manage that pesky game clock" on his to-do list.

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by The Ninjalectual :: Fri, 10/14/2011 - 10:47pm

I just noticed the Redskins have the 3rd best defense against the pass, and the 17th best against the run. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

EDIT: After RTFA, I see that yes, it does.

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by phillyangst :: Sat, 10/15/2011 - 2:14am

"Points come out of the passing game." -R. Jaworski

"That's right, Sal!" -Jaws

"We'll be fine." -A. Reid

"DVOA loves Philadelphia!" (soon)

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by The Voice (not verified) :: Mon, 10/17/2011 - 9:44am

Shady McCoy has more rushing 1st downs than anyone else in the league, by far.

If the Eagles actually ran the ball, imagine how much more he'd have!!