Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was spectacular last season. McCoy rushed for 1,607 yards (most in the NFL and a career high) and nine touchdowns. He also caught 52 balls for 539 yards and two more scores. He was named to the first-team All Pro and was selected as the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Year.
However, as well as McCoy performed in 2013, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he believes the 26-year-old can be better in 2014.
From Pro Football Talk:
“He can do everything better. I know we get that question about all the guys and I get the same question all the time but until someone plays a perfect game, I think that’s what we are all striving for,” Kelly said during his press conference.
“But he can do a better job in pass protection, he can do a better job in short yardage situations, he can do a better job in eliminating negative plays where maybe the hole is not exactly there but second and nine is better than second and 14 where all of a sudden every play he’s trying to run has to be a home run. I think we are seeing that. … I don’t think he’s complacent or happy in terms of where he is. Hopefully he thinks that last year was just him scratching the surface in terms of what his potential can be.”
While the Eagles would obviously prefer McCoy to be better than he was in 2013 (as they would with every other player on their roster), the fact of the matter is that Philly would have to be thrilled if LeSean duplicated his statistical production for this year.
But the Eagles need to McCoy to remain motivated to get his best, so it makes sense why Kelly would say this.
McCoy has 5,473 career yards on 1,149 carries.