He’s indispensable but not invincible. How well the Eagles do this season, whether they repeat as NFC East champions and go deep into the postseason, has quite a bit to do with LeSean McCoy. More specifically, it has quite a bit to do with McCoy’s health.
A year ago, McCoy led the NFL in rushing. He carried the ball 314 times for 1,607 yards. That works out to a robust 5.1 yards...
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Late in Friday night's Eagles/Patriots preseason game any San Diego or New Orleans fans that happened to be watching saw something that had to look real familiar to them--a little guy that is fast and shifty as hell taking a screen pass 27-yards to the end zone.Familiar--but different because the play wasn't by the guy they used to love. It just looked a lot like him.@gifdsports...
Of the 32 new players wearing an Eagles uniform, no player comes with more intrigue into Friday's preseason opener in Chicago than Darren Sproles. Other newcomers might have bigger roles or brighter futures, but curiosity remains about how coach Chip Kelly will use the versatile, 31-year-old running back.
"We're not going to go out there and show everything we're...
Eagles running back Darren Sproles has been working with the wide receivers as well as the running backs, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.Fantasy Spin:Just goes to show what Chip Kelly is thinking about. Sproles will do more than lineup in the backfield and could have solid receiving numbers. He should be able to produce fantasy-worthy statistics in PPR leagues.
The Eagles' revamped backfield, consisting of LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, should be a boon to Chip Kelly's high-octane offense.
To Shady, it's a cause for praise.
"Sproles has the quickest feet I've ever seen out of any player," McCoy told NFL Network's Rich Eisen, via NFL.com. "He'll help us out tremendously. I think the best thing...
One special point of emphasis for Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly this offseason will be special teams. That means paying attention to the single most dangerous plays in the NFL: punt and kick returns. In no other situation can fortunes change so quickly. In the blink of an eye an explosive returner can change the outcome of a game, or as we saw in the Super bowl he can...
If you’re looking for reasons to get excited about the Philadelphia Eagles 2014 season, you need look no further than the halfback position.
Last year the Eagles led the NFL in rushing by a big margin – they finished with 2,566 total yards. The next closest team was the Buffalo Bills, who totaled 2,307, despite running the ball 46 more times than the Eagles. Philly’s 5.1 yards...
Everybody talking about “oh the Eagles don’t have a good return man now that DJax is gone…”
Well, at least we have the stable brain of veteran poster PPW to put that nonsense into perspective—
To quote the great PPW— “Silence, you dolts!!!—we have Darren Sproles for that function now!! What is wrong with you people?”
PPW has a point—-beyond the obvious physical...
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The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to give Darren Sproles 6-8 offensive touches a game according to Philadelphia Inquirer.
With the Saints, Sproles average 9.54 touches a game over the last three seasons. Approaching 31 he is slowly but surely losing some of his speed. Still he should be an option for receptions in place of DeSean Jackson.
Of course Sproles is not about to begin...