Even though Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says he didn’t mind getting 31 carries this past Monday night, he would like head coach Chip Kelly to disperse the load to the other backs on the team as well.
“I didn’t mind it Monday night,” he said, via PhillyMag.com. “I think we can do a better job rotating because it’s a long season. I don’t think I need to have the ball 31, 32 times in a game for us to be a successful offense. We have too many different weapons. I think the running backs we have here can definitely play. Bryce Brown showed you last year he’s definitely a talented back. So I think we have to do a better job of monitoring the reps.”
McCoy also stated that at times he has the choice of when he subs in and out.
“You try to give 100 percent on every play, and there’s times when you get gassed or you get nicked up a time or two and that 100 percent drops a little bit, and I think that’s the time you come out and get the other guy in that’s fresh and get his 100 percent,” he said.
“They just talk about, if you’re tired, come off, because the coach understands that it’s a fast tempo. We train hard and are in good enough shape to run the offense but we’re only human so we’re going to be tired.”
With McCoy being one of the top backs in the NFL, Kelly would be wise to manage his workload. They don’t need him running out of gas by week 14.