The Eagles announced on Wednesday that they have traded running back Mike Bell to the Cleveland Browns for another running back - Jerome Harrison.
Harrison was the starting running back in Cleveland heading into the season before losing the job to Peyton Hillis. On the year, Harrison has 31 carries for 91 yards. Bell was signed by the Eagles as a restricted free agent, in fact he was the only restricted free agent to change teams this past offseason, and has 28 yards on 16 carries.
I liked Harrison as at least a complimentary guy, he had that one freakish game last year and although I think everyone knows he probably won't be an elite guy I think he has a future. Interesting move on both parts since Hillis is a power back and they got Bell and Harrison is a speed guy like McCoy.
Weird, Harrison must have fell out of favor because he's a much better compliment to Hillis then Bell is. He's not a lead back but if he gets 10-12 touches a game he could be very good around Hillis. Surprising a bit.
Originally Posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.
The Eagles organization is brutally opposed to bigger, power backs. Jerome Harrison may be the better football player, but I don't know what he adds aside from depth behind McCoy. They'd do well with a pounding back to handle 3rd & short situations along with short redzone situations. After they missed on Tony Hunt they seem to have turned their back on that.
Considering all eagles fans wanted Bell to get cut, this is a very nice move. Bell has only been averaging 1.8 yards per carry this year, while McCoy has been averaging 5.4. That was a HUGE drop off from starter to backup.
Edit: I just saw Harrison has been pretty bad this year as well. Hopefully he improves but if he doesn't, he's still better than Bell haha.
Last edited by Go_Eagles77 : 10-13-2010 at 07:17 PM.
Jerome Harrison grew a vagina on his summer vacation. He became a hesitant ***** in the offseason who liked to put the ball on the ground. I was hoping to get a draft pick, but it's a our trash for your trash and hope it fits better deal.
There are yards behind our line as long as someone is brave enough to actually try to run as illustrated by Peyton Riggins Hillis.
Mike Bell is going to run hard, that's for sure. He's going to lower his head and go straight into a brick wall if you put it there. Give him a little space, and he'll get 3.5 tough yards per carry. The Saints o-line was dominant in the run game last season, and he churned out 3.8, but supposedly got very lazy down the stretch.
Originally Posted by SNIPER26
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