“That’s Insane!”October 10th, 2013
The workload of the NFL’s leading rusher surprisingly baffles Gerald McCoy.
Speaking on his radio show last night on WDAE-AM 620, McCoy said he was in disbelief when he learned that the Eagles’ LeSean McCoy has 98 carries in five games.
“I’ll say this about Philly. They run a lot of plays. They run a lot, a lot, a lot of plays,” McCoy said, referring to the Eagles’ fast-paced offense. “LeSean McCoy, Shady, already has 98 carries. That’s ridiculous. In five games, 98 carries? That’s insane. In order to do that you have to have a bunch of plays, a whole bunch. We have to be ready. Their tempo is ridiculous.”
Hmm, Joe wonders whether McCoy knows his teammate Doug Martin has 100 carries, two more than LeSean McCoy in one less game. It seemed like McCoy was completely unaware.
Regardless, LeSean McCoy is likely to get a load of carries Sunday and the Bucs would be wise to focus on shutting him down, reviving their once NFL-best rush defense, and daring Nick Foles to beat them. This year, the Bucs should have enough talent in the secondary to prevent Foles from abusing them.