This Miles Sanders Stat is Sure to Anger Eagles Fans
If there was ever a stat that would anger Eagles fans, its this doozy from PFF.
Pretty much every Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley would like to see head coach Nick Sirianni, who is the teams offensive play-caller, run the ball more.
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So far this season, running back Miles Sanders, has just 57 carries in six Eagles games. He has a grand total of just 270 yards, good for only 45 yards per game.
His yards per carry is solid, getting 4.5 yards per run, but the problem is he just isn't getting the ball very much. In Thursday night's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sanders showed that he can be a productive back if given the opportunity, ripping off runs of five, 11, six, 23 and 14 yards late in the game.
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"The couple plays that Miles had today that were lower long runs, those were RPOs too. We have to be able to get them touches in there, Sirianni explained."
"And so, yeah, we want to get all our play makers the football," Sirianni continued. "Miles is a playmaker. He showed that today and he's no exception."
He has shown that he can be a playmaker in the past, breaking off long touchdown runs and led the team with 867 yards last season, getting 5.3 yards per carry.
And from the sounds of it, quarterback Jalen Hurts would like to see more of Sanders in the Eagles offense.
“For sure. He’s a big-time player for us, and it’s kind of gone the way that it’s gone. It’s kind of gone the way that it’s gone," Hurts said.
The way its gone is not enough of Sanders, as evidenced by the stat from PFF, which shows that Sanders has gotten positive gains on 98.2% of his rushing attempts this season -- best in the NFL.
“We saw the production later on in the game," Hurts said.
He is hoping that Eagles fans get more of Hurts moving forward.