The Eagles came through Sunday evening and pulled off an upset against top-ranked New England. Everyone in the City of Brotherly Love must be ecstatic, right??
Following Sunday’s game in Foxborough, Murray met with owner Jeffrey Lurie, and expressed his frustrations stemming from his limited role in the offensive. Murray was held to 8 carries against New England, and that’s good for third in the Eagles backfield. Barner (who?) and Darren Sproles were trusted with the ball and took over the Eagles backfield for the majority of the game.
It makes sense why Murray might be a tad bit frustrated. After a league-leading rushing season just a year ago, Murray now ranks 37th in total value among running backs.
He came into the season presuming the notion that he was going to be the city’s new, and possibly better, LeSean McCoy (who actually ranks 4th in total value among running backs this season), yet it hasn’t worked out that way.
According to Chip Kelly, the Eagles backfield isn’t “trying to win a rushing championship. We’re just trying to win football games.”
It’s hard not to chuckle a little at that. You’d think the best way to accumulate some wins would be to utilize the man who did it all for Dallas last season, especially after being one of the biggest offseason signings this summer.
At 5-7, the Eagles season isn’t completely over yet (with some luck of being in a sh** division), but it that might be a different story for DeMarco come February.