USE YOUR BIG GUNS EARLY AND OFTEN

Posted May 20, 2013

THE latest Opinion Poll on the Eagles site is asking about the best way to distribute the ball among the RB's. 58% of fans are saying give it to LeSean McCoy 20-25 times a game. 

58%.

It's an overwhelming majority when you see how the other 4 options are broken down, but I still think that number is rather low. 

Don't get it twisted, I love having Bryce Brown back there, I still think we have yet to really see Chris Polk's game, and Felix Jones gives us some crazy depth if he sticks; but Shady is one of the most lethal and versatile players in the league. The idea that anyone would make the case that he shouldn't see at least 5 touches per quarter seems weird to me.

I also like the idea of him seeing the ball early and often in games. Running the ball is a dictatorial tactic. When you run the ball, YOU get to set the tone. If you build a lead while running the ball,  you also eat clock that the other team needs to stage a comeback. You leave less time then they have to hurry, the more they hurry the more opportunity for miscues, miscues short circuit comebacks and often lead to turnovers. (The Steelers have more or less LIVED OFF OF THIS since the 1970's). 

The deeper the quicksand gets, the more you run. Get it? Eventually all 4 backs could see significant work. But the best way to do that is to use your big guns early and often. Then when the opponent comes back up for air, you whack him in the face with one of the yardsticks, while your big gun cools on the sideline, recharging for next week.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
2 Comments:
  • [not displayed: comment from locked account]
  • Yeah I have yet to see anything that looks like an improvement to the interior line yet. Herremanns is an upgrade at RG as far as pass pro, but well...we'll see about him run blocking (keep an eye on his feet) come late October/early November.
    All I've seen from Kelce is some whining about not being able to "be himself" around Andy Reid. Then again if my pass-happy coach had to watch me being pushed into his QB's week after week, I might also find it less than comfortable to chit-chat with him about small stuff. If Chip Kelly is TRULY as results oriented as I'm being told he is, you have to think that either Kelce has to come out playing on fire (and stay hot), or that he won't last more than 6-8 games as the starting Center.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Five best quarterback situations in the NFL

MLB players want to trade lives with Tom Brady

WATCH: Ohio State dog urinates on Michigan fire hydrant

Gregg Marshall is staying at Wichita State

Bengals troll Browns with April Fools’ Day joke

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Malcolm Jenkins on McCoy trade: Could've gotten more

Does Romo restructure pave the way for Peterson?

Todd Gurley: 2015 NFL Draft Profile

Colts' Robert Mathis hopes to be back by training camp

LeBron thought Kyrie was a ballhog when season started

Muhammad Ali rooting for a Pacquiao win over Mayweather

WATCH: Kaman pushes CP3 after shot to groin

Kelly Olynyk helps Celtics to win despite eye injury

Report: Boston mayor furious over Olympics rumors

Ravens commit tampering violation, show it on Twitter

Lightning won’t sell playoff tickets to non-Florida residents

Brad Stevens dismisses Texas rumor

Albert, Costas and Michaels to work together for the first time

A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

13 U.S. senators call on FIFA to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

The San Antonio Spurs are beautiful again

Auriemma blasts men’s college basketball: ‘The game is a joke’

Westbrook: I'm not Angry Man off the court, I'm a chill guy

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five best QB situations in the NFL

Dark horse Cy Young candidates

Final Four fact or fiction

Why WrestleMania 31 was an all-time great

Five worst QB situations in NFL

WATCH: Curry drops CP3 with crossover

Durant wants to spend career in OKC

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.