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Eagles HC Nick Sirianni remains adamant about balancing his RB rotation: “We’re going to ride the hot hand”

For Eagles fans or D’Andre Swift fantasy owners hoping the Philly native would continue getting the bulk of the carries for Nick Sirianni’s offense, don’t get your hopes up.

During one of his many press conferences this week, Sirianni was asked about how he views the RB rotation. Plain and simply, he’s going to go with whoever’s hot.

“We’re going to ride the hot hand,” Sirianni said Thursday, via the team’s official transcript. “Do I think it’s sustainable? Shoot, his body is ready to go. I don’t ever want to put an expectation on anybody. If he’s got the hot hand on Monday night, we’ll keep rolling with him.”

Swift put on a show in his second game in an Eagles uniform


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The Eagles have four reliable backs to work with – Swift, Kenny Gainwell (who should return from injury this week), Boston Scott, and Rashaad Penny. Through two games, it seems like Swift is the best of the four options, but wanting to roll with the hot hand is very on-brand for Sirianni.

We saw in the postseason last year, when Miles Sanders was relegated to second-fiddle behind Gainwell for the majority of the offensive snaps. In the end, utilizing a balanced rotation in the backfield is the best way to go about it. It keeps backs fresh for the marathon that is the NFL season, and we saw it pay dividends last year.

Whoever’s playing the best will play. Seems like a pretty straightforward way of seeing things.

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