Can Shady Turn The Tide?

Posted July 26, 2013

Finally we have a coach willing to actually use the best player on the roster in Shady McCoy. Now that McCoy will be fed the ball on more of a regular basis so that both he and the offensive line can get into a real groove the question I have is this. Can McCoy getting the ball more turn the Eagles from pretenders to contenders? Barring injuries the Eagles will be vastly improved on the offensive line compared to last season. The numbers don’t lie that when McCoy gets 20 or more carries the Eagles generally win. Hopefully Chip Kelly is smart enough to exploit that fact unlike our former coach who by the way apparently STILL hasn’t ran the ball at a Chiefs practice.  McCoy has come in and said he wants to take his game to the next level. When McCoy is on, he’s one of the best backs in the league, and the fact his coach has rested him for most of his career he should be about ready to take the pounding the elite guys take.

 

"I think in this offense, with the ability to run the ball more, where I can kind of take over the game - there's been flashes of it in the past, but having the ability to do it day in and day out, game in and game out, I think is a different story."
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McCoy also went on about his excitement about playing in the new offense and his chance to get more carries. Clearly McCoy by his comments felt his former coach was holding him back a little. The offense as a whole should be better as long as there is more balance. Regardless of who the quarterback is, none of them are good enough to be passing the ball 40-50 times a game in a win or loss. The play action pass was a complete waste under Reid. McNabb was one of the best in the league at it, but for Mike Vick it didn’t matter. Teams just went after him regardless. The Eagles just didn’t run the ball enough to keep teams honest. If the Eagles can find a way to control the ball more with their run game, the will open up the play action game and their passing game. It would be easier to break Jackson open deep when the safeties are forced up into the box to help against the run. Time will tell how it all plays out, but I excited to finally see  what McCoy could really do.

 

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