Eagles' Jalen Hurts Backs 'Pivotal' Miles Sanders: 'He's Got to Derive His'
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Depend Jalen Hurts amongst the a immense decision of of us that deem Miles Sanders would maybe well gentle had been extra eager on the Philadelphia Eagles' game thought for Week 3's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
“He’s a pivotal phase of this offense. He’s regarded as one of the last notice running backs within the league. He’s acquired to gain his," Hurts knowledgeable reporters Wednesday.
Sanders recorded a career-low two carries for 27 yards as the Eagles essentially abandoned the fling against Dallas. The play-calling changed into a surprise given the Cowboys' accidents in their front seven and Sanders' effectiveness on the floor to this level this season.
"The precious half, correct with how that went—those numbers gain skewed at times," Eagles coach Prick Sirianni knowledgeable reporters of Sanders' usage. "I know they're what they're, but ought to you do no longer own that many plays within the valuable half, whether that is since you may need penalties that finish drives, defense changed into on the area pretty somewhat, and then you definately are in situation within the 2d half the place you are down two scores the full time. That is the place that model of comes into play."
The Cowboys held possession for pretty a couple of the valuable half in phase because the Eagles scored a defensive touchdown within the valuable quarter. That acknowledged, the Eagles had the ball four times within the valuable half and acquired the ball after the halftime rupture—all possessions when the game changed into no longer out of hand—and chose to present Sanders the ball correct twice.
There is no longer any actual justification or motive for that. Sirianni is a first-time NFL head coach and is clearly showing rising anxiousness thru the valuable three weeks, and this would possibly occasionally hopefully be a teachable moment. The Eagles don't own ample dynamic avid gamers on their roster to abandon Sanders in any game-planning project.