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nephillymike
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/da...n-20170903.html

In a study by Murphy, he looked at how often over the last five years, that the Eagles had to tap the depth at certain positions.

We kept only 8 OL, but kept 5 RB and 10 DB.

In three of the last five years, we've had to use the 9th OL more than 100 snaps in a season.

In NONE of the last five years have we had to use our 4th RB for 100 snaps, never mind our fifth RB.

In only one of the last five years have we had to use our 7th DB in 100 or more snaps, never mind the 8th, 9th or 10th DB.

These include ST snaps.

So, based on history, we have kept depth at positions that haven't been used and will have to go off the roster to find depth we will likely need at OL, where injuries occur with greater frequency.

Interesting stuff.
Joegrane
The stats are interesting but we are actually discussing people not inanimate objects.

At RB 2 of them are old and the other has a history of injuries.

Does the team have a legit backup punt returner other than Pump and N Agholor? Did NA return punts during the preseason?

Did Seumalo play any OT during preseason? my recollection is that he played it in college for a little while but lacks arm length to play it in NFL



QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 4 2017, 08:32 AM) *
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/da...n-20170903.html

In a study by Murphy, he looked at how often over the last five years, that the Eagles had to tap the depth at certain positions.

We kept only 8 OL, but kept 5 RB and 10 DB.

In three of the last five years, we've had to use the 9th OL more than 100 snaps in a season.

In NONE of the last five years have we had to use our 4th RB for 100 snaps, never mind our fifth RB.

In only one of the last five years have we had to use our 7th DB in 100 or more snaps, never mind the 8th, 9th or 10th DB.

These include ST snaps.

So, based on history, we have kept depth at positions that haven't been used and will have to go off the roster to find depth we will likely need at OL, where injuries occur with greater frequency.

Interesting stuff.

Joegrane
The stats are interesting but we are actually discussing people not inanimate objects.

At RB 2 of them are old and the other has a history of injuries.

Does the team have a legit backup punt returner other than Pump and N Agholor? Did NA return punts during the preseason?

Did Seumalo play any OT during preseason? my recollection is that he played it in college for a little while but lacks arm length to play it in NFL



QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 4 2017, 08:32 AM) *
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/da...n-20170903.html

In a study by Murphy, he looked at how often over the last five years, that the Eagles had to tap the depth at certain positions.

We kept only 8 OL, but kept 5 RB and 10 DB.

In three of the last five years, we've had to use the 9th OL more than 100 snaps in a season.

In NONE of the last five years have we had to use our 4th RB for 100 snaps, never mind our fifth RB.

In only one of the last five years have we had to use our 7th DB in 100 or more snaps, never mind the 8th, 9th or 10th DB.

These include ST snaps.

So, based on history, we have kept depth at positions that haven't been used and will have to go off the roster to find depth we will likely need at OL, where injuries occur with greater frequency.

Interesting stuff.

Zero
QUOTE (nephillymike @ Sep 4 2017, 09:32 AM) *
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/da...n-20170903.html

In a study by Murphy, he looked at how often over the last five years, that the Eagles had to tap the depth at certain positions.

We kept only 8 OL, but kept 5 RB and 10 DB.

In three of the last five years, we've had to use the 9th OL more than 100 snaps in a season.

In NONE of the last five years have we had to use our 4th RB for 100 snaps, never mind our fifth RB.

In only one of the last five years have we had to use our 7th DB in 100 or more snaps, never mind the 8th, 9th or 10th DB.

These include ST snaps.

So, based on history, we have kept depth at positions that haven't been used and will have to go off the roster to find depth we will likely need at OL, where injuries occur with greater frequency.

Interesting stuff.
I really don't understand the 5 RB vs. 8 OL choice. Light on the OL with a 34 yr old LT is puzzling, especially after Brooks has had a couple of issues. OTH, how can they utilize a RB committee that big? That's more like a task force.
Joegrane
Don't you think it is more about having someone ready the following week after one of the 3 active RBs gets injured?''

QUOTE (Zero @ Sep 4 2017, 02:14 PM) *
I really don't understand the 5 RB vs. 8 OL choice. Light on the OL with a 34 yr old LT is puzzling, especially after Brooks has had a couple of issues. OTH, how can they utilize a RB committee that big? That's more like a task force.

Joegrane
Don't you think it is more about having someone ready the following week after one of the 3 active RBs gets injured?''

QUOTE (Zero @ Sep 4 2017, 02:14 PM) *
I really don't understand the 5 RB vs. 8 OL choice. Light on the OL with a 34 yr old LT is puzzling, especially after Brooks has had a couple of issues. OTH, how can they utilize a RB committee that big? That's more like a task force.

Reality Fan
QUOTE (Joegrane @ Sep 4 2017, 03:28 PM) *
Don't you think it is more about having someone ready the following week after one of the 3 active RBs gets injured?''


Having a reasonable tackle ready to go is far more important that a 5th string rb, particularly a 5th string rb who showed not one thing in game action other than he can catch a short pass and get tackled immediately.

Zero
QUOTE (Reality Fan @ Sep 4 2017, 04:53 PM) *
Having a reasonable tackle ready to go is far more important that a 5th string rb, particularly a 5th string rb who showed not one thing in game action other than he can catch a short pass and get tackled immediately.
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