2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:57pm
Current offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the quarterback coach for the Eagles back when Andy Reid was head coach.
That was a time when, as former running back Dorsey Levens once put it, the Eagles ran the ball "just give the wide receivers a rest.''
After stops in St. Louis, as offensive coordinator, and Cleveland, as head coach, Shurmur is back with the Eagles as Chip Kelly's offensive coordinator where the running game has become a staple of the offense.
Even when it's not working.
"We believe in the running game,'' Shurmur said before Tuesday's practice. "We're going to run the football.''
LeSean McCoy has struggled this year, but especially last week where he averaged 1.1 yard a carry against the Redskins. Even the Eagles passing attack isn't opening up holes. The line is really banged up, too, with Lane Johnson suspended and Evan Mathis and now Jason Kelce expected to miss several weeks.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 1:45pm
Week 3 - McCoy vs. Washington
LeSean McCoy is playing second fiddle to Darren Sproles these days. He finished with 20 carries for 79 yards and a TD and added four catches for 23 yards but it was Sproles who stole the show Monday night.
A big misconception is Sproles is stealing McCoy's work, but it's not quite true. McCoy is on pace for 357 touches after two games, and had 366 last year, so he's still getting his work, just not quite producing at last year's pace. As a result, McCoy is still a top play, and a must play, among RBs. Washington ranks 29th in allowing fantasy points to RBs so this is a great matchup this week.