Eagles RB coach Duce Staley said he’s happy with how both RBs Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders approached their first taste of the offense and with the growth they showed before it was time to scatter until training camp.
“I think that you talk to those guys, they’ll all tell you that . . . to get better, which you want those guys to think that way, be humble, especially when it comes to catching the ball and understand where to be,” Staley said, via PennLive.com. “That’s one of my things as far as route running. You’ve got to understand the offense, and you’ve got to understand the progression of the offense, which is very important. And for those two guys to come in and kind of learn that rather quickly, I’m very pleased.”
A lot will need to be sorted out when it comes to the Eagles RBs. Sanders had an injury in early team workouts so he may be behind a bit. That could leave Howard and Clement splitting work early in the season. But Sanders is expected to be ready for camp and a force this year. We actually have Sanders ranked as the back to own in Philly but there looks to be a lot of mouths to feed in the backfield.