LeSean McCoy: Eagles 'can do a better job rotating' RBs


All signs point to a monster campaign for LeSean McCoy.

The Philadelphia Eagles running back is the centerpiece of coach Chip Kelly's run-heavy attack, and Monday night's win over the Washington Redskins confirmed it. With ground games drying up around the NFL, Shady was handed the rock 31 times.

The knock on former Eagles coach Andy Reid was that he didn't use enough of McCoy. Is Kelly using him too much?

"I didn't mind it Monday night," McCoy said this week, per Tim McManus of 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."

McCoy's 184 rushing yards leads the league, and his 31 touches accounted for more than 75 percent of the workload from Philly's backfield. Bryce Brown finished the game with nine carries and was the only other back to see action.

"I think the running backs we have here can definitely play," McCoy said. "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 is on pace for 496 rushing attempts, which easily would break the NFL single-season record of 416 set by Larry Johnson in 2006. L.J. never came close to those totals again, and it's fair for Shady to wonder about his long-term health in an offense that asks him to do so much.

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