Eagles NFL preview: It’s always Shady in Philadelphia

Jim McIsaac

There has been much talk of a reduced workload for LeSean McCoy. But, on season after shattering franchise records, there are also a whole lot of expectations. And not just from fantasy owners, from McCoy himself.

But forget all the hype, McCoy — the third-highest paid back in the NFL after inking a $45-million extension — just wants to win a championship.

“The biggest thing is winning the Super Bowl and bringing that type of atmosphere back to Philadelphia,” McCoy said. “As far as personal goals, I’d like to get back to the Pro Bowl.”

McCoy will have his work cut out for him without Jason Peters sealing off the left side of the field, a place where he racked up the majority of his league-best 17 rushing scores. The Eagles also chose to keep three backup running backs on the roster (Bryce Brown, Dion Lewis, Chris Polk) which seems to indicate touches will be at a premium.

“They will have roles this year,” McCoy said. “I remember Andy [Reid] saying at the beginning of the year that he wants to cut some of my reps down because of the number that the backs had behind me last year. I’m sure they will touch the ball.”


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