By Lewis Gould
The Eagles’ rushing game against the Redskins last Sunday was woeful — it averaged just 2.4 yards on 24 carries.
But LeGarrette Blount, the Birds’ big offseason signing, begs to differ:
“It takes more than one game and it takes more than a couple carries a quarter or however we did it last week. Obviously it wasn’t effective,” he told ESPN. “It’s early in the season so we’re going to continue to work at it, going to continue to rep it and get better and better at it. [Eagles coach] Doug [Pederson] has made it a priority so that’s one of the things we want to get done, for sure.”
Blount led the league with 18 rushing touchdowns last season for the New England Patriots while also establishing career highs in rushing attempts (299) and yards (1,161).
“I ran behind the line in New England for a few years. I got better and better over the course of time,” he said. “It just takes time, it just takes repetition and just paying attention to detail, making the most of the opportunity.”