“Absolutely. I feel good. I feel back to normal, back to myself, and I’m ready to get out there and stack these wins up,” Eagles running back Miles Sanders told the team’s web site yesterday.
By Harvey Hoffman
Boobie has been sidelined since his knee injury on a 74-yard run against the Steelers on Oct. 11.
He has 71 carries this season, averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. And while Boston Scott and Corey Clement and even Jason Huntley have done their share picking up the load, Sanders is in a different class with his blend of power and explosiveness – as well as his versatility catching the football.
“It’s been frustrating, especially coming into the season missing the opener (at Washington),” Sanders said. “Then I got on a good little start, I guess, doing whatever I can to help the team and I ended up getting set back a little bit more. It’s definitely frustrating. I’d be lying if it wasn’t.”
“I feel good. I’ve been doing a great job with my conditioning, rehabbing at the same time. I feel like I haven’t missed a step or a beat or anything like that,” Sanders said. “Practice has been going well the whole week, just trying to finish up today (Friday) strong and tomorrow strong. We’ll see what happens on Sunday.”
Sanders has 535 total yards from scrimmage this season on 83 touches, an average of 6.3 yards per touch. He’s a game-breaker, and the Eagles can use him in a lot of ways on Sunday as they work their way back to good health on that side of the football.
“Less penalties and protect the ball more,” Sanders said when asked about the offense becoming healthier and taking the next step. “If we can do that, we can be the offense that we know we can.”