Our are screams for an upgrade at the FB position really warranted?
Bob Brookover gives us the following fact in today's paper....
Through the Eagles' first 11 games last season, the team converted third-down situations a horrendous 51.1 percent (23 of 45) of the time when they needed 3 yards or fewer. In their final eight games, including the three playoff games, that percentage improved to 71.4 percent (25 of 35).
That improvement reflected the activation of Eckel and the improvement by Klecko at fullback after he had opened the season as a defensive tackle.
I agree 100% that Weaver would be an upgrade over Klecko or Eckel but is it really wise to invest heavily in the FB position? A position of little importance in the Eagles' offensive scheme.
Can the running game be fixed just by the changes that are occurring along the OL? Inserting the Andrews brothers could be answer enough.