Weinberg: I Want To See More Of Wendell Smallwood
During his rookie season Running Back Wendell Smallwood has been utilized inconsistently as he has only one game this season with double digit carries, 17 for 79 yards versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. With only a total of 31 Carries this season, it could be argued Smallwood is not being utilized enough in the Eagles offense. Last season when Smallwood played at West Virginia he accumulated 238 Carries, 1,519 Rushing Yards and 9 Rushing Touchdowns in 13 games.
Press Of Atlantic City Eagles Writer Dave Weinberg joined Mike Gill on Wednesday and discussed the Eagles using Smallwood more in the offense:
“I want to see more of Wendell Smallwood; It seems like when he gets an opportunity, outside of the fumble which I do not really blame him all that much coming off of the bench cold in the fourth quarter. Last week against the Giants he had an 18 yard run and then was not used that much at all after that. That is kind of puzzling me because he seems to have a lot of ability and a lot of potential. Ryan Mathews just is not getting it done, he has lost his starting job to Darren Sproles essentially. I do not think you can keep giving Sproles that heavy of a workload; I mean I am a really big fan of his, I think he is a really good back, stronger and more durable than what people think but I do not think he's that workhorse kind of guy. I think they would be better off spreading the ball a little bit; Smallwood is a guy that I think could handle that role given the opportunity.”
Hear what Weinberg had to say about the Eagles at the halfway point of the 2016 season, what has disappointed him so far this season, and what he foresees for the Eagles over the next 8 games