While most of the attention at Philadelphia Eagles training camp is on the quarterback competition, many are forgetting that the team has one heck of a running back in LeSean McCoy. In the past few seasons under Andy Reid, McCoy has put together some very impressive performances, but the former second-round pick is hoping to become “more dominant” in the team’s new offense under Chip Kelly.
McCoy seems very excited heading in to this season with the team looking to run the ball more often than the past.
“The last few years, I’ve had good years, but I don’t think I was dominant,” McCoy said, via the Wilmington News Journal. “In this offense, [I’ll have] the ability to run the ball more, where I can take over a game. There have been flashes of it in the past, but having the ability to do it day in and day out and game in and game out has been a different story.
“Chip has shown that he runs the ball tons, so I think that’s the difference.”
McCoy totaled 1,213 total yards in 14 games last season, but he has the opportunity watch those numbers blow up as Kelly puts more attention on developing the running game.
For the Eagles on the field and for fantasy football players, the Kelly – McCoy dynamic is very exciting and intriguing and could lead the former Pittsburgh Panthers star towards the best season of his career.