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McCoy hopes to join the 2,000-yard club

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Realistic or not, everyone has goals.  Wise or not, plenty of people talk publicly about their goals.

The latest NFL players to aim high is Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who has made it clear that he’s aiming to become the eighth man in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards.

This is THE YEAR!!!!” McCoy declared on Twitter, via CBSPhilly.com.  “My potential is #2000yards. Will I reach it?  Stepping up my training and signs point to yes.”

McCoy has rushed for 5,473 yards in five seasons, with a career high of 1,607 yards in 2013.  He reached that number via 314 carries and a 5.1-yard average.  He’d need 392 total carries to get to 2,000 yards, at that fairly gaudy average.

If he increases either the carries, the average, or both high enough to get to 2,000, McCoy will join Eric Dickerson (2,105), Adrian Peterson (2,097), Jamal Lewis (2,066), Barry Sanders (2,053), Terrell Davis (2,008), Chris Johnson (2,006), and O.J. Simpson (2,003) as members of the 2,000-yard club.

McCoy’s career year from 2013 lands at No. 50 on the all-time single-season rushing yardage list.

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39 Responses to “McCoy hopes to join the 2,000-yard club”
  1. pats1944 says: Aug 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    How many of the teams that had 2000+ running yards have won a Super Bowl the same year?

  2. ccjcsr says: Aug 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    He sure likes to talk

  3. dryzzt23 says: Aug 7, 2014 1:53 PM

    STOP with all this bravado crap!
    No matter how many yards mcCoy gets, he will NEVER be an equal to legendary players like Dickerson, Sanders, OJ, or Franco Harris.

  4. floratiotime says: Aug 7, 2014 1:53 PM

    All these Eagles do is brag brag brag . . .

  5. 23rdusernameused says: Aug 7, 2014 1:54 PM

    he does look smaller/skinnier since cutting out the Doritos!
    I’m pulling for you Shady!

  6. eaglesw00t says: Aug 7, 2014 1:55 PM

    Please stop talking Shady.

    Please? Just shut up and let your carries say it all for you.

  7. vusnu says: Aug 7, 2014 1:56 PM

    With Shady’s talent, the Eagles stellar OL, and Chip Kelly at the helm, this just might happen.

  8. skawh says: Aug 7, 2014 1:59 PM

    Yawn. He’s a real decent runner. But I don’t need to be told by McCoy, or any player, how great a player they are….leaves a sour taste.

    When did Barry Sanders ever say, “look at me, and how great I am?” Today’s players are too much about self promoting…that’s my observation.

  9. thepftpoet says: Aug 7, 2014 1:59 PM

    Adrian Peterson Career Rushing Yards & Touchdowns: 10,115, 86 TD’s -7 years in the NFL.

    Lesean McCoy Career Rushing Yards and Touchdowns: 5,473, 39 TD’s – 5 years in the NFL

    AD > McCoy

    (Case Closed)

  10. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:03 PM

    wont happen. hes as overrated as they come. mc coy just plays in a gimmicky offense.

  11. vikessuperbowlchamps2015 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:04 PM

    Eagles are trash

  12. jefferee101 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:04 PM

    I think adrian peterson would get 2k twice before mcCoy sniffed it once. Just saying.

  13. thirstymofo says: Aug 7, 2014 2:07 PM

    Well you have two games against the ‘boys D, so that should help.

  14. Bill Belitext says: Aug 7, 2014 2:07 PM

    Kind of starting to hate this dude

  15. slugbaitspace says: Aug 7, 2014 2:08 PM

    “Signs point to yes” didn’t appear until the fourth time he shook his Magic 8-Ball.

  16. mad55555 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:09 PM

    Good thing the eagles didn’t pick david wilson. Mccoy is that dude.

  17. ejm845 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:10 PM

    He’s has no shot is he that stupid not to realize they brought sprols in to lighten his work load and at 5mill a season he will get plenty of touches

  18. mungman69 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:16 PM

    I think that McCoy will get less carries this season. He’ll be ok but 2000 yards? He won’t have anything left for the playoffs.

  19. perkjctc says: Aug 7, 2014 2:16 PM

    Physically I think he could do it. However, all those other guys played on terrible teams where they were the team’s ONLY offensive weapon. Shady plays on a team loaded with talent and there are a lot of mouths to feed. He will have another great year but he’s not going to reach the 2k club… and he should be grateful for that.

  20. douchebigelow says: Aug 7, 2014 2:20 PM

    ShEagles will never join the Super Bowl champions club

    #1960

  21. rrhoe says: Aug 7, 2014 2:25 PM

    All the Eagles do is talk,talk,talk–and after ANOTHER disappointing season they disappear quietly like a fart in the wind.

  22. glennsyank13 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:26 PM

    How is Peterson’s quest for 2500 going?

  23. shatho1 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:26 PM

    ha ha ha lol not gonna happen

  24. pete2112 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:38 PM

    He needs to just play and shut up. Enough talking, just go out and do it.

  25. thealmightybigblue says: Aug 7, 2014 2:45 PM

    It’s gonna be comedy when the ringless stepchilds of the NFC east fall to 6-10 with that paper soft defense and below average wr core and the little eagles fans are calling for chip Kelly’s head.

  26. vdogg says: Aug 7, 2014 2:49 PM

    Only if Sanchez is the starter at QB

  27. vikesr4reel says: Aug 7, 2014 2:53 PM

    Chip Kelly = Rex Ryan

    Big mouth that hasn’t done anything

    Hey Chip, win something than talk!!

  28. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 7, 2014 2:55 PM

    just saying.. the Eagles are the only NFC East team to have NEVER won a SB… all others have at least 3

    think it is all Redskins in NFC East this year

  29. bkbouncer says: Aug 7, 2014 3:07 PM

    The Broncos won the Super Bowl the year Terrell Davis rushed for 2,008 yards. Additionally, that was on a good offense where he was not the only offensive weapon. If you’re curious, there have been some great articles recently about why he is worthy of being in the hall of fame, despite his short career. I highly recommend them. Get to know one of the greatest running backs of all time a little better.

  30. em26jamie says: Aug 7, 2014 3:09 PM

    To the first person who commented and thinks none of the previous 2000 yd rushers won a SB, I give you Terrell Davis, who won a SB the same year, in 1998.

  31. rightwingguy says: Aug 7, 2014 3:13 PM

    Your not as good as AP and you never will be.

  32. richardmswartz says: Aug 7, 2014 3:14 PM

    Can someone explain why Chip Kelly’s offiense is a gimmick? Is it the power running game or exploiting mismatches?

  33. mediasloppy says: Aug 7, 2014 3:23 PM

    We’re talking “rushing” yards right? Not receiving. McCoy is in pass coverage a lot and this year it looks like AP could be used the same way under Norv. Neither will get 2,000 yards…

  34. mungman69 says: Aug 7, 2014 4:39 PM

    McCoy will have fewer touches this year so that he can be fresh for the Super Bowl.

  35. mungman69 says: Aug 7, 2014 4:40 PM

    The Eagles have too many weapons to overuse McCoy.

  36. nickfoliandynamite40 says: Aug 7, 2014 5:03 PM

    To the people claiming that LeSean McCoy is overrated:

    All I ask if for the reasoning you provide to be logical when making your claim. So far, I have found the following reasons as to why LeSean McCoy is overrated:

    1) He’s overrated because you find him annoying

    – I’ll take Shady’s statistics and talent over your feelings everyday of the week, thank you.

    2) He’s overrated because he’s not Adrian Peterson

    – With this logic, we can conclude that at every position there is the best player and every player below them is overrated. For example, if you believe Peyton to be the best QB in the NFL, that doesn’t mean Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, etc. are overrated.

    3) He’s overrated because the Eagles have zero Super Bowl rings

    -Wouldn’t this mean Adrian Peterson is overrated?

  37. car2525car says: Aug 7, 2014 8:25 PM

    is anyone having a problem watching this game on preseason live.
    I am trying to watch in new jersey.
    The nfl servers are down.

  38. demskinsbaby says: Aug 8, 2014 2:38 PM

    I guess we all see who the “real” MeSean is now… lmao

  39. demskinsbaby says: Aug 8, 2014 2:41 PM

    “with a career high of 1,607 yards “???? Alfred Morris got more than that his rookie year…

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