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LeSean McCoy: I want the offense on my back

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The Eagles went down to defeat against the Vikings last weekend and running back LeSean McCoy had just eight carries during the game.

In the Andy Reid years, this would be par for the course. Under Chip Kelly, though, McCoy has seen more work and, barring injury, will finish the year with his most carries in a single season. McCoy expressed no hard feelings about the play calling last week, but made it very clear that he’d like to pad that total against the Bears this weekend whether or not the Eagles can clinch the division in the aftermath of a Dallas loss.

“This is a big game for us, very big,” McCoy said, via the Philadelphia Daily News. “The Cowboys, they’ll do what they gotta do, but for us, Philadelphia, we’ve got to win this game … I feel like this game, I want to put the offense on my back. I want to roll. I want to get goin’. I think me and the guys up front, we’ve got to set the tone. Once we do that, we can worry about the other teams. Right now, the big guys up front and myself, we need to put this game on our back, and take care of business.”

The Bears would seem to be the ideal team for the Eagles to face while feeding McCoy early and often. Their run defense has been ghastly all season and their offense has been a lot better over the course of the year than the Vikings unit that hung 48 points on the Eagles last weekend. The game may dictate that they do things a different way, but it’s a pretty good plan of attack for the Eagles in Week 16.

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11 Responses to “LeSean McCoy: I want the offense on my back”
  1. green41563 says: Dec 19, 2013 9:35 AM

    Put the offense on your back, doe.

  2. dcstinks says: Dec 19, 2013 9:36 AM

    Its always Shady in Philadelphia!

  3. freebird2011 says: Dec 19, 2013 9:56 AM

    Lions fans support Lesean McCoy against one of the NFL’s worst run defenses.

    Go Eagles!

  4. larryboodry says: Dec 19, 2013 9:59 AM

    I expect a shootout, but if McCoy only gets 8 carries again, somebody in Philly ain’t paying attention.

  5. eagleseagleseagles says: Dec 19, 2013 10:01 AM

    i hope chip listens to him. 8 carries for a RB leading the league in rushing is ridiculous.

  6. stafftobush says: Dec 19, 2013 10:09 AM

    I hate to be in this position, especially needing the guy that burned us for 200+…but if Lesean can mimic what Bush has done to the bears we might be in good shape Lions fans.

  7. imthaschmidt says: Dec 19, 2013 10:38 AM

    Foles should be in the MVP race, what he has done to Philly since vick got hurt is unbelievable. chip should really be in the coach of the year category with Andy,Bill, Bruce,and Ron.

  8. gammynomnom says: Dec 19, 2013 10:42 AM

    as a shady owner in my FF championship game, I agree. Go shady!!!!!

  9. gromgrimfist says: Dec 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    All game long last week I was screaming at the tv run the ball and then when they needed to pass and the defense was blitzing and going for Foles every play I was yelling for them to throw screens to McCoy it was a horribly called game by the coaching staff they lost it just as much if not more then the players on the field.

  10. s0merand0mguy says: Dec 19, 2013 5:54 PM

    Every Eagles fan agrees with you!

  11. bdawkhit says: Dec 19, 2013 8:35 PM

    No doubt if Eagles remain committed to running game, Shady is good for 150. Gives D a rest. Eagles are 14-3 in Shady’s 100 yard rushing games. Like those odds.

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