McGinest: You Got A Young QB You Want To Have Balance
In the Eagles 27-24 win over the New York Giants in Week 3, the Eagles won the Time Of Possession battle by having the ball for 37:32 of the game while the Running Backs carried the ball for 33 Carries combined between four Backs. In 19 games under Doug Pederson as Eagles Head Coach, the team is 6-2 when the Running Backs get at least 25 total carries in the game. Running the ball and winning the Time Of Possession battle are traditional keys to winning games in the NFL and the Eagles have shown that doing that puts them in the position to win.
NFL Network Analyst Willie McGinest joined Mike Gill on Tuesday and discussed the Eagles having balance on offense:
“I think you game plan according to who you’re play against – if a team have a terrible pass defense and can’t cover then it’s okay to throw the football. If a team is soft upfront and they got soft edges, then you run it. But I think you have to have some balance; anytime you got a young Quarterback like Carson Wentz, you want to have that balance, you don’t want to put that pressure on him or the offensive line. And if you got great (Running) Backs that can pound the ball, go north-and-south and get in the end zone, then that’s a luxury. So you got to use both aspects of the game (on offense).”
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