Rex thinks McCoy can have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving


Only two players in NFL history have had 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. Bills coach Rex Ryan thinks LeSean McCoy may be the third.

Ryan said on NFL Network that the Bills have big plans for McCoy, and they think he can be a dominant player in all phases of the game.

“LeSean McCoy is a special back, a very talented guy. His merits stand up for themselves, he’s led the league in rushing, but he’s a multi-dimensional guy,” Ryan said. “He can dominate a game in the passing game and the running game, so that’s what we’re going to use him for, that Marshall Faulk — does he have 1,000 receiving and 1,000 rushing? That’s a real possibility.”

McCoy has four 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his NFL career, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see him have a fifth this year in Buffalo. The Bills plan to run the ball a lot, and McCoy will be their primary ball carrier. In fact, given that the Bills traded a good young player in Kiko Alonso to get McCoy, and then gave McCoy a big contract, it would be a major disappointment if McCoy isn’t a 1,000-yard rusher.

But 1,000 yards receiving? That’s farfetched. McCoy has never even had 600 receiving yards in a season. And the Bills don’t exactly have the kind of passing game that’s going to make it likely for McCoy to generate big numbers through the air. The only two players ever to go for 1,000 yards rushing and receiving were Roger Craig on the Joe Montana/Bill Walsh 1985 49ers, and Marshall Faulk with the Greatest Show on Turf 1999 Rams. The Bills, who are choosing among Matt Cassel, Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel in their three-way quarterback battle, are a far cry from either of those teams.

So expect McCoy to hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark. The 1,000-yard receiving mark, however, sounds like a classic case of Ryan talking up his team in training camp.

66 responses to “Rex thinks McCoy can have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving

  1. Now that he’s not the Jets coach anymore, I guess I see what everyone was talking about. Just shut up and find a way to have one of your many back up QBs on the roster learn how to throw it accurately in the flats.

  2. Yeah, but Marshall Faulk had Kurt Warner and Trent Green potentially throwing to Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt and Az-Zahir Hakim on every play, all behind an amazing O-line. Not to take away from Faulk, but teams couldn’t afford to stack the box with that arsenal.

  3. Their defense is pretty good, I don’t expect many games to be shoot outs. So that, compared with their awful QB situation makes me think 1,000 receiving will be a long shot.

  4. Not out of the question. After his work on the Ravens D, and now that he and his GM are on the same page, I’m not sure there inst anything Rex can’t accomplish in this league.

  5. Sure Rex you have such great QB’s that the defense of other teams won’t key on McCoy. Oh wait a minute get ready for 8 in the box or maybe more with your pathetic qb’s.

  6. McCoy has a ton of carries already in his career. I say with the way Rex says he wants to use him McCoy has maybe two years left of being good. Maybe not even that. He has been like a rubber band bouncing back from serious looking hit for years. His time could be coming soon

  7. I do think that McCoy can get 1000 yards rushing and receiving but if you run him into the ground this season what are you expectations moving forward?

  8. Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2015 August Superbowl champions — the Buffalo Bills.

  9. It’s possible with the workload he’s expected to get… Possible but not likely considering other backs getting in the mix

  10. ReligionIsForIdiots says:

    He can go for 2000 to be honest.

    Arizona vs Buffalo Super Bowl.

    With game abandoned after a week when neither team figures out how to win.

  11. Unless he brings in the likes of Mike Vick with his BIG ARM to keep the defense honest,How in the world is this happening.
    because if any defense Coordinator don’t load up the box and let one of those pathetic individuals pretending to be QB’s beat them .
    Then that team needs to FIRE that Defense coordinator right after that game.( especially if they lose).

  12. You could’ve stopped at “Rex thinks.” and we would have still gotten a good laugh.

  13. Yeah I really hope teams are dumb enough to put 8 in the box… Even with a mediocre QB with the speed of Watkins and Harvin on the outside and Clay in the seam they can win a 1 on 1 matchup for a 10 yard quick pass that can be a big gainer every time.

  14. McCoy wont sniff 1000 yards receiving, especially with Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Charles Clay all looking for passes as well.

  15. Rex…I love you buddy. I like what you’re doing. I’m thrilled to see Shady play.

    But Shady’s best year was barely cracking 2000 combined yards, while going 1600 yards rushing, and that was with the offense crazy Chip Kelly.

    Trying to get that out of him this year is incredibly high hopes and might grind him to dust in to the process. But man would I love to see our offense click like that.

  16. Unless check downs come to the tune of a 1000 meaningless yards then possibly , that will mean his rushing yards will struggle, who am i kidding they dont even know who will be throwing the rock.

  17. With the Eagles after every 2 plays or so McCoy was waving to be replaced. he doesn’t have the stamina to stay on the field long enough to reach those numbers.

  18. Lol too many donuts today Rex, you’re on a wild sugar high and spouting anything that comes to mind again.

  19. harrisonhits2 says:Aug 12, 2015 3:22 PM

    Lol too many donuts today Rex, you’re on a wild sugar high and spouting anything that comes to mind again.
    You do know he doesn’t eat donuts anymore right? And those old pictures of him when he was overweight are old pictures right? Problem with some of you idiots on here are telling fat jokes when more than likely Rex weighs less than most posting.

  20. Been there every game he played in Philly and will never forget the game he had is the snow against Detroit .He is a top 3 back in the league,those numbers are attainable for McCoy .Even though he is out of Philly I will follow his career the way I have with many other players who left town and had success in other cities around the league

  21. Forte had 1,000 Rushing and 800 Receiving last year with the worst Coaches in the League….it will be a hell of a challenge for McCoy to do anywhere.

  22. Rex had to shoot off his mouth today after seeing the Jets get all of the coverage yesterday.
    Ahhhhh, those Jets! God lov’em!

  23. He’s right….as long as the Bills play teams that have statues at outside linebacker so McCoy can get the edge he runs for EVERY TIME HE GETS THE BALL.

    Enjoy those 5 yard losses on 3rd and 1.

  24. Please god no. We don’t need Shady McCoy being good again. He’s already annoying enough when he stinks

  25. Not with Rex having any say in the offense or who runs the offense. Isn’t this the same guy who hired Marty Morninweig to run his Jets offense? Buffoon.

  26. flaccodelic says:
    Aug 12, 2015 2:56 PM
    Yeah, but Marshall Faulk had Kurt Warner and Trent Green potentially throwing to Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt and Az-Zahir Hakim on every play, all behind an amazing O-line. Not to take away from Faulk, but teams couldn’t afford to stack the box with that arsenal.
    I hate Marshall almost as much as he does my Cowboys. But he was a legit HOF RB.

  27. “Not to take away from Faulk, but teams couldn’t afford to stack the box with that arsenal.”

    He did have 1300 rushing yards and 900 receiving just the year before on the 3-13 Colts.

  28. “Rex thinks McCoy can have 1,000 yards rushing and receiving”

    And after watching 346 hours of tape this morning between 6-7am Ron Jaworski agrees.

  29. Aug 12, 2015 3:20 PM – babygaga19 says: Who will throw the ball to him?

    Mark Sanchez.

    Once Sanchez realizes he never truly had a shot at the starting job in Philly, he’ll lobby to be traded. He ain’t great, but he’s better than what they’ve got, and has a special place in Rex’s heart. And on Rex’s arm.

  30. phinatic29 says:
    Aug 12, 2015 2:59 PM
    Rex thought Sanchez was a NFL starter level QB.
    Well, the Eagles just signed him to years and money. And their only other option is a guy who gets hurt tying his cleats. So, Chip Kelly apparently thinks Sanchez is close to starting quality, too.

  31. Heard last season that the o-line ranked near last. And the only news I have heard of the o-line is the coach punched kids and will be gone for the first half of the season.

  32. You see the damage he did to the Jets? Just wait Buffalo, just wait. Within 3 years you will wish he had gone to the CFL. He’s a talented guy who turns everything he touches into piles of debris and waste.

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