There are a host of reasons why running the ball a touc...

Philly Inquirer - [Full Article]

There are a host of reasons why running the ball a touch more on Sunday would benefit the Eagles. And, yes, the Packers' run defense - which has allowed a sixth-worst 4.7 average yards per carry - is one of them.

But exposing quarterback Michael Vick, who will be playing with a quadriceps bruise, to fewer hits has to be the primary motive.

"We're going to run it a bit and kind of get him out of that pocket a little bit more," McCoy said. "I think that, with play fakes, will help him out."

Another way to aid Vick would be giving him extra blockers. Over the last half of the season teams have blitzed Vick in every way imaginable. McCoy has been solid in pass protection but had trouble picking up the Vikings' blitz last week.

"We're not really changing much of the [blocking] schemes," McCoy said. "Just fixing it a little."

Despite having the second-highest rushing average per carry (5.2) among the league's top 20 rushers and the most total yards from scrimmage in the NFC, McCoy did not get voted to the Pro Bowl. But he averaged only 13.8 carries per game and had the least amount of totes among the top 16 rushers.

"We have so many playmakers, the pie is so big. Everybody has to get your share," McCoy said.

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