The Philadelphia Eagles running back's numbers are down across the board. McCoy, however, is getting more touches per game (23) than in 2011 (21.4).
"I don't think that there's ever a time that I have to go tell them, 'Give me the ball,'" McCoy said, according to The Star-Ledger. "There's times where myself and other players feel like we have an advantage because we're out there and know more (about the game) than (the coaching staff) would, in terms of observing.
"There's never a case where I'm telling them, 'Hey, I want the ball.'"
McCoy has 261 rushing yards and one touchdown on 58 carries. He has 11 receptions for 42 yards and no touchdowns. McCoy ran for 1,309 yards (No. 4 in the NFL) and 17 touchdowns (No. 1) in 2011. He was a first-team All-Pro selection.
"You're seeing it with some of the good throwing teams in this league," coach Andy Reid said. "Balance, you've got to have some sort of balance. Whether that's 60-40, 70-30. You've got to be able to, obviously, keep defenses off balance. And at the same time, get yourself in a rhythm as an offense.
"We've got to do a better job of just getting them in rhythm. It doesn't matter if you're throwing the ball, running the ball, combination. You've got to get in rhythm and do what it takes to do that. ... We need a little more balance."
The Eagles (2-1) are tied for the top spot in the NFC East and are the No. 5 team in total offense (416.3 yards). They're moving the ball. The problem with the offense is a minus-six differential in turnovers, including six lost fumbles and six interceptions.
"If I demanded the ball, I'd be selfish," McCoy said. "With this type of offense and the types of players that we have, the big plays we're capable of -- it's hard to ask for the ball. Or demand it."