Officially, LeGarrette Blount played six snaps for the Eagles on Sunday. Blount finished the game with one reception for no gain, no rushing attempts — and no words from head coach Doug Pederson following a 27-20 loss to the Chiefs. On Monday, Pederson revealed he did not talk to Blount about the reduced role afterward, nor did the veteran running back approach him. Some might view that as surprising given the circumstances.
Breaking news: the Eagles are not running the ball well. More specifically, they’re just not running the ball. Fifty-six called passes to 13 called runs vs. the Chiefs. The week one ratio in Washington was 39 passes to 24 rushes. This is not including Carson Wentz's scrambles. That’s a grand total of 95 passes to 37 rushes. Even in the pass-happy league the NFL has become, those numbers are an extreme. So who’s to blame? There appears to be several branches to climb, so here goes.
The most disturbing thing isn't that Doug Pederson stopped running the football. The most disturbing thing is why. Pederson said he abandoned the run simply because the Eagles weren't running the ball well. "Obviously, I was not pleased with how we ran the ball," he said after the Eagles lost 27-20 to the Chiefs in a game where he called 56 pass plays and 13 running plays — the ratio was 38 to 5 in the second half. "It's an area that we have to fix."
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