Should there a running back controversy in Philadelphia? Eagles need help on offense
LeSean McCoy finished with 81 yards on 24 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry (not great, but well more than his 1.5 the previous two games). McCoy has yet to break 100 rushing yards in a game this season — a number he reached seven times in 2013, but the worst part of the game was when McCoy came out the game in the 4th quarter. Many are saying it is because he pulled himself out of the game, but today he made sure to set that straight.
“They called me out. (Running backs coach) Duce (Staley) pulled me out,” McCoy said on WIP-FM on Monday night, per the Philadelphia Daily News. “For the most part, if I’m tired, I come out. Then Sproles has his different packages, he has his plays to come in, but the majority of the time, it’s just how I’m feeling.
“That was kind of the first time — well, every once in a while, Duce might pull me out and let Sproles get in. One thing about Duce, I trust his judgment. If he feels like I’m tired … he pulled me out for a reason. I didn’t argue it, because I trust him. He’s been with me here since Day 1. It worked out.”
I personally do not care who pulled who out of the game. LeSean McCoy has ran the ball 94 times this year, that is second in the NFL behind only DeMarco Murray. The sad thing is Darren Sproles the back up has only 25 carries this year, and has only 101 less yards rushing than McCoy. McCoy might be a little salty with the acquisition of Sproles, but at this time right now, Darren Sproles is out playing Shady. I am sorry, if he cannot get it going right now this week in a Primetime game against the Giants, then he needs to be benched. What do you think?