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Chip Kelly on LeSean McCoy: Hopefully he thinks last year was scratching the surface

LeSean McCoy, Chip Kelly AP

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said recently that he’s set a goal of rushing for 2,000 yards this season, which would make him the eighth runner in league history to reach that milestone.

Coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday that he doesn’t care about McCoy’s individual goals because his interest is in winning football games over personal accomplishments. Kelly said he thought McCoy feels the same way, but none of that means Kelly isn’t interested in what McCoy does personally this season. The opposite is probably more accurate as Kelly said he’s pushing for McCoy to be even better in 2014 than he was last season.

“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.”

If Kelly’s right about McCoy having room for improvement, a 2,000-yard season might not be that crazy an idea. The Eagles have an offense that will get him plenty of touches and a good offensive line, both of which should keep McCoy as one of the more prolific offensive players in the league. The good news is for the Eagles is that McCoy’s contributions should give them a lot to work with even if he fails to reach such a gaudy level.

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7 Responses to “Chip Kelly on LeSean McCoy: Hopefully he thinks last year was scratching the surface”
  1. ravenswhat says: Aug 13, 2014 5:14 PM

    Who gains more yards this year, shady or his mouth?

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Aug 13, 2014 5:15 PM

    2013 Dallas Cowboys PASS Defense = 30th in NFL
    2013 Dallas Cowboys RUSH Defense = 27th in NFL

    2013 washington PASS Defense = 21st in NFL
    2013 washington RUSH Defense = 17th in NFL

    2013 New York Giants PASS Defense = 10th in NFL
    2013 New York Giants RUSH Defense = 14th in NFL

  3. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 13, 2014 5:30 PM

    He’s one of my fantasy keepers so I want him to be good but I am worried about what touches Sproles will steal.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 13, 2014 5:39 PM

    …and Chip Kelly is just scratching the surface of the chalkboard in terms of what he will become…

  5. jtbaudendistel says: Aug 13, 2014 5:45 PM

    The 8th runner to reach it… And the 8,000th to say that’s their goal

  6. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 13, 2014 6:24 PM

    Pretty hard to hate on mccoy’s RB play and not sound stupid, so there shouldn’t be many naysayers on here who aren’t sounding ridiculous. They guy is good; admit it. It’s ok if we have a great player, don’t be mad.

  7. Commenting off the bench. . . says: Aug 13, 2014 7:46 PM

    Looks like LeSean and Chip could end up being on different paths to the Eagles success.

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