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A woman tailgating before the Eagles' home opener screamed ''Run, Andy, Run'' in the parking lot outside Lincoln Financial Field, holding a sign to express the same sentiment in case nobody was listening.
Fans have been imploring Andy Reid to run the ball ever since he became Philadelphia's head coach in 1999.
Though Reid has been the most successful coach in franchise history while employing a pass-happy philosophy in his version of the West Coast offense, the numbers just might support the fans in this case.
In Michael Vick's 28 starts at quarterback, the Eagles are 17-11. They're 14-4 when Vick throws 35 or fewer passes and just 3-7 when he throws more.
''Philosophically, I don't care as much about balance in any particular game,'' offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday. ''If we have to run the ball 50 times to win the game, that's what we'll do. If we need to pass the ball 50 times in any parti...
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Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was peppered with questions this week about the run-pass ratio and whether or not they should run the ball more in the first half.
After looking at his answers, and then going through the numbers myself, there is a little discrepancy there.
First, here is what he was asked, followed by his answers...
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