I have seen countless articles the past couple days debating whether or not the Eagles will run the ball more next season. People believe the Eagles will run more after obtaining a real fullback, two large tackles, and a second-round running back during this offseason. This is a large debate because many think that the Birds don’t run the ball enough.
So will the Eagles run the ball more next season?
You can’t come flat out and say yes they will. Every team in the NFL runs the football. Teams that run the ball more are just teams that are able to run the ball effectively. If you can consistently gain four or five yards per rush and just drive right down the field on a team you will obviously continue running the ball. There’s no reason not to. The Eagles haven’t had this type of success in the past and that’s why they have the 60-40 ratio you hear so much about.
The Eagles will not make any changes to the way their offense performs. They will look to throw the ball but will also put the ball on the ground. If they have success when running, you will see the ratio get closer and closer to 50-50. When you’re successfully running the ball, there’s no reason not to continue the trend.