IT’S not news that NFL.com/NFL Network makes a habit out of slighting our Eagles, but this time they went too far.
I was having French Toast, and putting finishing touches on an article about Malcolm Jenkins (now pushed back to tomorrow), while scanning NFL.com on a second screen. Then I saw an article about where the Top 5 backfields ranked, so I checked it out. Mostly I wanted to see how they stacked us up against the 49ers and Bills. I was shocked to see the ranking:
Seattle is of course, getting the Super Bowl champ nod; (even though if Lynch went down for any length of time Turbin could hardly fill his shoes). Buffalo has the talent, but age and health are question marks. San Fran is legit. There’s no shame in being neck and neck with the 49ers backfield.
But Green Bay? GREEN BAY!? Take away Eddie Lacy and what’s left is why they felt they had to draft Eddie Lacy. And NFL.com put them ahead of us.
The ranking makes this big deal of Jonathan Franklin averaging 5.6 ypc even though he’s a 3rd stringer, but then makes no mention of Chris Polk posting 8.9 ypc or the fact that on only 11 rushes he found paydirt 3 times.
Frankly, I think ranking the Eagles 5th is a slap in the face of LeSean McCoy, and a hard poke in the chests of Darren Sproles and Chris Polk. I’m used to the national media slighting us, but this was just a flat out insult.