I love him. You love him. Your mom loves him. He's a great weapon for us. He has a great average rushing the ball when he gets the chance. In my opinion, he's even more dangerous as a receiver out of the backfield. But he's still not a running back.
Leonard Weaver, our consensus best free agent pickup in 2009 (sorry Michael Vick fans) is a fullback. He overachieved last year. We used him that much because we had to. It's nice to know that we can if we have to, but I can confidently say the Eagles will not go into the season with just LeSean McCoy, Eldra Buckley, and Maurice Mallett.
McCoy saw action in every game his rookie season, but he's far from a seasoned vet. Yes, he'll be our primary back going into the season. However, behind him we have a combined 47 seconds of experience (approximate). The Eagles will be bringing in another running back, and he won't just be a "third" running back. We have a "third" running back. Eldra Buckley. He's a very effective special teams player, but as far as his contributions on offense are concerned, he's a question mark at best. Mallett will have to wildly exceed expectations to make the team.
So, don't be surprised if the Eagles spend a little cash on Chester Taylor or Darren Sproles this offseason. If they don't pick up a free agent RB, don't be surprised if the Eagles spend a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th round pick on a running back. I'd be astounded if they end up doing neither of those things.
If you already knew this, I'm sorry. This fanpost isn't directed at you.
However, if you didn't already know it,