To your Pederson commentary.ChefHerbie wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 10:35 amReally?thomasscheeks wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 8:54 amPederson has never had a legit three down back, it's hard to call him a RBBC guy just yet. We have to wait and see how he uses Sanders (once Howard is gone)
Chicago has a very talented back by the name of Tarik Cohen. Is Nagy just going to ignore his talent and give all the touches to Montgomery? That's a textbook RBBC situation if I've ever seen one.
It's perfectly fine to prefer Monty to Sanders, but I think it's important to have solid reasoning for it when giving advice
My reasoning is solid, but great try. Pederson has alluded multiple times that he prefers an RBBC approach. He said multiple times he prefers to use certain backs, for certain plays, in certain situations. It's also not just about "being a three down back". The fantasy issue that Pederson presents, is the way he splits the overall carries, not just the passing down workload. Every year that he has been the Eagles HC, they've had three backs with 68+ carries. When you're spreading that many carries around, on top of passing down work, it's concerning.
As far as your Chicago comments.... Howard finished with the 9th most touches in the NFL at RB last year. Cohen averaged six carries per game last year, really an RBBC situation huh? Cohen is also 5-6 180, you really think Chicago wants him carrying the ball 100 times? Nagy has also said on multiple occasions they intend for Montgomery to be a three down back, with the idea to utilize both he and Cohen on the field to create mismatches. The #3RB on the Bears last year got 11 carries. In his two years as the OC in KC, the #3 rusher had under 24 and 17 carries.
It's perfectly fine to call someone out on their opinion, but I think it's important to know what you're talking about when you do.
I also like how you used total touches for Howard, but then compared that to Cohen's rushing numbers only... ignoring that he caught the most passes on the team for the 2nd most yards. Yes, it's a RBBC.Speaking in Saturday's post-draft presser, Eagles GM Howie Roseman said the team had been looking for a running back like second-rounder Miles Sanders "for a few years."
The Eagles have been known as a team that likes a wide-ranging committee at running back under coach Doug Pederson, but they have also never invested many resources in the position. 2017 fourth-round gadget player Donnel Pumphrey had been the highest Roseman/Pederson selected a runner. An explosive three-down talent, Sanders could quite easily emerge as the lead dog in the Eagles' 2019 backfield. His presence is bad news for Jordan Howard, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement, etc.
Might want to take your own advice.