Friday, August 28, 2015

LeSean on potentially being NFL's rushing leader

The last few weeks have not produced a plethora of carries for LeSean McCoy, who has slipped to second in NFL rushing, behind Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew (1,137 yards to 1,134; Jones-Drew has 35 more carries).

LeSean on potentially being NFL's rushing leader

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The last few weeks have not produced a plethora of carries for LeSean McCoy, who has slipped to second in NFL rushing, behind Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew (1,137 yards to 1,134; Jones-Drew has 35 more carries).

McCoy was asked how much being the first Eagles NFL rushing champion since Steve Van Buren in 1949 would mean to him.

“You take it along, right with the team things,” McCoy said. “You always try to win games. I never catch myself in a game worrying, like, ‘aw, man, I gotta get a couple yards, I gotta get this and that.’ … Maybe later, after the game, you think ‘how’d I do, statswise?’ … I’d be lying if I said it wouldn’t be something special to do, to kind of say that you led the league in rushing. That’s something big.”

In other running back news, Eagles backup running back Ronnie Brown returns to face the Dolphins this weekend, after playing his first six NFL seasons in Miami, making one Pro Bowl. Miami drafted Brown second overall in 2005.

Brown might be best remembered for starting the Wildcat fad in the NFL a few years back, Miami coach Tony Sparano looking for offensive production any way he could get it, and decided direct-snapping the ball to Brown was the answer.

‘I think it was just something different. Nobody had really run it a lot in the NFL … Try to give defenses a different look, something they have to adjust to on the run,” Brown said yesterday. Of course, the Wildcat faded almost as quickly as it arrived, once defenses made those adjustments.

Brown said he is still close with a few Dolphins players. “It’s just another opportunity for us to win a football game,” he said. “It’s another chapter of my life.”

Daily News Staff Writer
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