LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles Needs To Become a More Complete Back

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

LeSean McCoy played well last season for the Eagles as a rookie in the role he was asked to play. He set the Eagles rookie record for yards rushing in 2009.
But in 2010, he will need to strive for greatness.
We already know that Shady can run the ball. He’s proven that already.
However, there is more to being a successful running back then just being able to carry the rock.
Well-rounded running backs need to be able to block and catch balls out of the backfield as well. One of McCoy’s biggest downfalls last year was his inability to pick up blitzes.
This is probably the most undervalued part of a running back’s game.
We were spoiled for a long time since Brian Westbrook was great at picking up blocks. When you have a back like that, it allows your quarterback to have confidence and not worry about getting killed.
I’ve heard that McCoy has bulked up a bit in the offseason, which should definitely help him handle rushing blitze...

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