Siriani explains why Sanders practiced with another team that originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
It was surprisingly surprising that Miles Sanders was getting almost all of his practice time on Friday with the Eagles’ second-team offense.
Sanders 12. Isth-The trailing run in the NFL with 2,439 yards in the last three years, and his 5.1 average is 2Ra-Jonathan Taylor behind.
What’s he doing with the backup on the second day of Eagles training camp?
reality? According to Nick Siriani, it didn’t make sense.
“Miles is our boy,” he said.
Siriani said the Eagles have always turned their backs during certain drills to ensure that all three backs in the main rotation — Sanders, Kenny Gainwell and Boston Scott — get the job done with the starting unit.
It’s just that with the way reps fell on Friday, Sanders spent most of the practice with the other group.
“I don’t know where it came from,” Siriani said ahead of practice on Saturday. “Our backs rotate. Those first three backs, Kenny and Miles and Boston, they rotate three plays in and out for the first two seasons of the period. So the period is divided into three zones — 1, 2, 3 — and they Three people roam the area.
“Miles is our guy. So was it the way the rep acted yesterday, if that was more in this particular case? When I saw that[people were reporting it]), my thought[was]’ I don’t think it happened.’
“But it just happened to be the way the numbers worked a little bit.”
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The Eagles, like most teams, use a variety of backs depending on down and distance, playing conditions, who have hot hands, and other factors.
Last year, Sanders had 912 scrimmage yards on 163 touches in 12 games, but Gainwell had 544 yards and six touchdowns on 101 touches and Scott had 456 yards and seven TDs on 100 touches.
There are 1,912 scrimmage yards and 13 touchdowns for that trio. The Eagles, Browns, and Patriots were the only NFL teams to have three backs with 400 scrimmage yards.
“Mi is our boy,” Siriani said. “It’s no secret, Miles is our guy and we love to turn the back. But Miles is our guy.”
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