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Eagles Split-Back Case Study: No Need to Platoon Running Backs

Article By on 5th July, 2009

... that could ever be on a football field.  LeSean McCoy figures to be a second coming of the same basic skill set. 

How can the Eagles utilize both players? 

NFL teams have recently migrated to a very logical two-back system to preserve the health and minimize injury to their star backs.  Every team is working with a "two-headed monster" of some sort, but does the contemporary model work out?

An injury doesn't care about anything.  It doesn't require more than one play.  It doesn't require player fatigue.  Injuries have no prerequisites.

All of the practice repetitions combine with playing time and age to wear a player down.  Reps are reps.  Some guys are toug...

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