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The Eagles' running back situation has been relatively stable ever since the departure of Brian Westbrook. The transition was as smooth as possible, thanks to the star replacement, LeSean McCoy.
With that being said, the need for depth in the NFL due to injuries and other factors has always been important.
Dion Lewis showed flashes of potential last season, but after signing an extension he was stashed for the majority of the 2012 season. That brings us to Bryce Brown.
Brown amassed almost 350 yards and four touchdowns in his first two games as a starter after a McCoy concussion. He also totaled three lost fumbles, two of which came in key moments of both games.
After those two games, it seemed the Eagles found a diamond in the rough in Brown. After all, elite running back Adrian Peterson had a fumbling problem early in his career as well.
However, Brown followed those monster games with a 12-carry, six-yard performance Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Talk about a curveball.
With McCoy still in the stages of concussion recovery and the Eagles out of playoff contention, there is a high possibility Brown could be penciled as the starter for the rest of the season.
These three games will be critical to determine if his breakout performances were just a flash in the pan, or if he could really be a legitimate threat for years to come.
If the latter is true, the Eagles will face the good obstacle of too much talent at one position.