Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy learned to dodge tacklers by dodging a Rottweiler

Remember that line from Dodgeball, “if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball?” Apparently, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy learned to be such a shifty runner who can avoid tackles by dodging a dog, a Rottweiler. At least according to a story his brother told.

“When we were kids we had this Rottweiler. Big dog. His name was Zeus,” McCoy’s older brother LeRon told Jeff McLane at the Philadelphia Inquirer. “LeSean is about six years younger than me and we used to go to this football field across the street from my house and take our dog for a walk. And I would tell LeSean, ‘Bring your pads, your helmet, and a ball.’ “

LeSean would then run around juking, starting and stopping, basically doing everything he can to avoid the dog. They both said the dob was just being playful and not trying to hurt LeSean, that it was just a game to him. LeRon says it is the dog that is responsible for McCoy’s moves.

“I don’t know. It might have had something to do with it,” LeSean said. “Sometimes I don’t even know while I’m doing it. I’m just moving.”

It is like his own Rocky trying to catch the chicken story.

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