Monday, August 25, 2014

Running back choices not so tough

Pat Shurmur takes on another weak question.
Anyone else tired of hearing about the so-called tough roster decisions the Eagles have to make at running back?

Beyond defending NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy and explosive third down back Darren Sproles, you could pick the other one or two backs out of a hat ... no disrespect to Chris Polk, Matthew Tucker, Henry Josey.

Chip Kelly's offensive system is so running back friendly that wide receiver Damaris Johnson looked comfortable in the backfield against the Patriots.

"We're going to keep the best guys no matter how many we keep," Shurmur said. "We could keep three, four or five guys. We could keep as many as we want. There's no rules, really. That's a good group. We've seen production out of all those guys. You don't necessarily keep a big one, a little one and a medium sized guy. You try to keep a running back that's going to fit and do the things that we do whether it's the first, the second or the third."

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