Dan Graziano, ESPN’s NFC East blogger, put up a quick note on LeSean McCoy today. Graziano was reading a piece on RBs and was blown away by the fact that Shady still hasn’t turned 25 (that will happen on July 12).
No, the point is that as brilliant as McCoy has been, it’s incredible to imagine what’s still possible for him, considering he’s still only 24 as I write this. When we watch McCoy run, we see him do things other backs can’t do in terms of vision and speed and shiftiness. Add to the fact that players his age aren’t generally as good as they will eventually be, and you can start forecasting levels of brilliance for McCoy that boggle the mind. He missed time last year due to injury, and the popular perception of him has been bogged down somewhat in the argument about the extent to which Andy Reid did or did not use him. But with Chip Kelly now coaching in Philadelphia, I believe the offense is going to be heavily based on the run game. And with a weapon like McCoy, with as much as he likely still has left in the tank at this point in his career, why wouldn’t it be?
We’re all looking forward to seeing what Shady does in Chip Kelly’s system.