Zach Berman of The Athletic writes that Jamel Singleton, the Eagles’ new running backs coach, downplayed the idea of an "every-down" guy. (The Athletic)
“It all depends on your room,” Singleton said. There are very specific skill sets you need in your room. You need a first- and second-down runner with that really elite ability. You need a guy that can pass protect on third down and be short yardage. You need a back that can run routes and you can put him out in empty. It’s really a combination of that. I think the days of, ‘he’s an every-down back,’ that’s a little skewed these days because of the speed, because of the contact.” By no means is this an indication that Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will see a lot of work, but it certainly isn't the kind of quote that Miles Sanders supporters want to hear. Philadelphia also brought in Jordan Howard and Kerryon Johnson this offseason, so maybe gamers should start reading more into what the Eagles are telling us. Sanders currently looks like a risky RB2 selection right now.