LeSean McCoy: Up and down year for me, but team comes first

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For much of his career, Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy wouldn’t go four plays without touching the ball so it’s definitely unusual to find that he has gone four games without touching the ball this season.

McCoy was inactive for three of those games, including the AFC Championship Game, and he only played one snap in the divisional round win over the Texans. At Super Bowl LIV Opening Night in Miami on Monday, McCoy reflected on his season and how he feels heading into the matchup with the 49ers.

“It’s been up and down,” McCoy said. “Early in the year, I had to play more then I kinda got hurt, got sick. The other backs stepped up and played really, really good, so my role kinda backtracked a little bit. To be honest, whenever my name is called I’m out there giving 110 percent. . . . Obviously, it’s a difference. I’m used to playing. I’m used to being the guy. To come here, we have so many good players from the quarterback down. I think, when that happens, a lot of players roles have to change.”

McCoy said he took pride in helping out younger teammates and said that all of the team’s players have excelled at “putting their ego to the side and putting the team first.”

That’s much easier to do when you’re making a run at the Super Bowl and McCoy was asked if he’ll be playing again next season. He said he feels he can still play, but “that day is coming” when he’ll walk away for good.

 

12 responses to “LeSean McCoy: Up and down year for me, but team comes first

  1. myspaceyourface says:
    January 27, 2020 at 8:29 pm
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays a major role in the Super Bowl.
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    Considering how he has played this year, the health of the other RB’s on KC, and that they will be going against the fastest playing D in the league, I would be surprised to see him with shoulder pads on Sunday

  2. Its interesting that NFC play by play, Joe Buck is calling the game. His father Jack Buck an NFL play by play, announcer for CBS called the last World Championship involving the Chiefs…who won the game

  3. myspaceyourface says:
    January 27, 2020 at 8:29 pm
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays a major role in the Super Bowl.
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    As a Bills fan I agree with you. Shady is still a major force once he gets beyond the D line into the broken field…

  4. Still one of the most bizarre trades I can remember. It was nothing but Chip Kelly flexing his new found muscles after bizarrely being given control of football operations.

  5. I am thinking Reid has kept on the team out of respect, with nearly zero production at the end of the season, and no injury, just that he was being “rested”. I dont see him playing in the Super Bowl, but he gets a ring and gets to retire. He played well for the Chief’s, but appears to have lost a step and tends to run with the ball pretty free. It doesn’t fit what the Chief’s need.

  6. Frankly, I would not even activate LeFraud McCoy. Let him watch the Chiefs win with him on the sidelines in civies!

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