Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Reasons the Eagles Should Use a Running-Back Committee

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Reasons the Eagles Should Use a Running-Back Committee
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There were many different reasons the Eagles’ dream season in 2011 became a nightmare. One of the top reasons was the inconsistency of the offense as a whole. Whether it was from blown plays, turnovers, or inconsistent coaching, the Eagles’ offense was never fully to optimize its efficiency and effectiveness.

Andy Reid was recently quoted that he wanted to limit LeSean McCoy’s touches in the upcoming season. I am a huge fan of not giving your starting running back too heavy of a workload and instead using a committee rushing attack.

I know most starting running-backs in the NFL don’t want to share touches, especially one of LeSean McCoy-caliber. However, I truly believe the Philadelphia Eagles have the offensive personnel to achieve this, with Chris Polk being the backup and Dion Lewis coming in for depth.

Not only can the Philadelphia Eagles achieve it, but it would benefit the entire offense. As a disclaimer, this is not one of those "Andy Reid should run more" articles, but a careful analysis of the different possibilities from Andy Reid’s statement.

With that being said, here are five reasons the Eagles should take on a running-back committee approach. 

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