Chip Kelly loves to be creative and move players around. This season he has the services of Darren Sproles, who can be effective all over the field. Zach Berman wrote a good piece on Sproles.
“When you put Sproles in that role of coming out of the backfield on linebackers, you need help somewhere,” Davis said. “He’s such a receiving threat and an open-field threat. You put him in the box between the tackles, OK. You put him in space against some of our defensive backs? That man is tough.”
And Sproles is still a talented RB.
“There’s no doubt that Darren is a running back,” running backs coach Duce Staley said. “Darren, his quickness is unbelievable. . . . I’ve seen him make some cuts in OTAs, like, wow, this guy looks like a rookie. He’s able to put his foot in the ground and can get upfield. I already have one that can do that. To have two is a blessing.”
The Eagles certainly have given Staley some talented RBs to work with in his short time as a coach. Nice gig.