At this point, it isn’t clear which is the appropriate question: Should the Eagles run the ball more? Could they if they wanted?
A few instances to consider from Sunday’s season opener:
1) Third-and-1 from their own 22-yard line, late in the first quarter, Eagles line up in the shotgun with an extra offensive lineman. They give to LeGarrette Blount, who gets tackled for a loss of 2.
2) Third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, early in the second quarter, Carson Wentz lines up in the shotgun, fakes the handoff, throws to Blount for a touchdown. (Two plays earlier, Blount gained 2 yards on first-and-goal from the 3, which was followed by an incomplete pass on second down.