LeSean McCoy loves Chiefs offense: “That’s not normal”

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Veteran running back LeSean McCoy had an idea he’d like being in the Chiefs offense, based on his background with coach Andy Reid.

But seeing it up close made him realize how happy he was to be in Kansas City.

McCoy didn’t start last week’s game because he just arrived and Damien Williams has been there, and he didn’t finish because of cramping. That allowed him to watch the operation, and he was impressed.

“It was nice just watching how fast they were going up and down the field,” McCoy said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. “How much space they had, how many opportunities they had, the gains they were getting each play. At one point in the game, we were averaging like 15 yards [per] touch. That’s not normal. To see it firsthand is pretty cool.”

McCoy had 10 carries for 81 yards, and a stray catch in his first action. He played 20 snaps (Williams played 45), and showed he still has some pop with a 31-yard run.

“I want to earn myself on this team,” McCoy said. “I don’t want it just because of my name or what I’ve done in the past or my relationship with Andy Reid or my numbers. I want to earn it.

“These guys are established. It’s been a great offense before I got here, and if I wasn’t even here, it would still be a great offense. I just want to be part of it, earn every play I get and every possession.”

The Chiefs have rolled a number of different backs through, but McCoy has a unique opportunity here. Between his background with Reid and his accomplishments, he’s positioned to succeed. And if someone else is subbing for him at that moment, he seems content to watch the fun.

9 responses to “LeSean McCoy loves Chiefs offense: “That’s not normal”

  1. Wasn’t someone on here saying KC would need to think really hard about whether or not they should bring Shady in because of the “bad PR issues” it would cause?

    Ummm…right. Sounds like that won’t be a problem.

  2. I’m sort of liking Shady’s new attitude. He had a tendency in the past to be pretty immature and entitled. Maybe he shook all of that off knowing that he’s in the final step of his career. I’m hoping he does well.

  3. Have any of the clueless jills fans noticed how much success their former players are having on other teams? McCoy is loving KC and so is Sammy Watkins. Is anyone in the jills organization taking notice?

  4. A whole 20 snaps before cramping? That’s 15 snaps per game less than he averaged over 14 games last year, and it’s only September. Expect 400-ish combined yards as not every D you face will be worn down from field time after your D dirty-crush their QB out of the game.

  5. streetyson says:
    September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
    A whole 20 snaps before cramping? That’s 15 snaps per game less than he averaged over 14 games last year, and it’s only September. Expect 400-ish combined yards as not every D you face will be worn down from field time after your D dirty-crush their QB out of the game.
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    The hits by Chris Jones and Frank Clark were legal. The hit by Myles Jack was not.

    Furthermore, it was 100 degrees coupled with extremely high humidity. There were reports that it was 120 degrees on the field, so it’s not surprising that McCoy was cramping, especially since he didn’t participate in the Chiefs training camp.

  6. @streetyson says:
    September 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
    A whole 20 snaps before cramping? That’s 15 snaps per game less than he averaged over 14 games last year, and it’s only September. Expect 400-ish combined yards as not every D you face will be worn down from field time after your D dirty-crush their QB out of the game.
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    You’re either a jilted Bills fan still stung by 4 consecutive SB loses or you don’t know much about football. McCoy was cut 8/31; signed with Chiefs 9/1; played in their game on 9/9. Andy Reid was quoted as saying this offense is different than what he was used to in Buffalo and Philly and would take time. So you’re thinking he should have played 35 snaps in his first action? That’s not logical.

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