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LeSean McCoy reportedly showed up to spring workouts in his "best shape ever."
Shady got the memo about the breakneck pace of Chip Kelly's offense, and the peak physical conditioning it requires. McCoy averaged just 4.2 yards per carry last season after averaging 5.0 between 2010-11. Perhaps he thinks his conditioning was one of the reasons why. Although Kelly favors a multi-back approach, there's no doubt McCoy will be his lead dog. He's locked into top-five status in fantasy leagues.
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The criminal case against LeSean McCoy regarding the December party bus incident is still ongoing.
Right now, McCoy is only facing civil charges from a woman who claims the Eagles running back told his bodyguard, "Big John," to "get her." She says Big John struck her in the face, physically restrained her while she was lying on the ground, poured a beverage onto her and forcibly dragged her. She also alleges McCoy kicked her off the bus while on the New Jersey Turnpike, but let her back on and then left her once they arrived at a rest stop. This doesn't mean McCoy will ever be charged criminally, but the New Jersey State Police have not closed their investigation.
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LeSean McCoy is being sued for assault.
There's a major difference between sued and charged, but it's still a potential headache for the Eagles. The suit's plaintiff alleges McCoy assaulted her before kicking her off of a New Year's Eve party bus. McCoy has admitted to kicking the woman off the bus, but denies the assault. The plaintiff is seeking $50,000 in damages. Criminal charges appear unlikely, so the episode is unlikely to affect McCoy on the field.
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LeSean McCoy said Chip Kelly's offense "is like a freaking track meet."
"You're going to need another back in this offense," said McCoy. "I think any back, no matter how great of shape he's in, is going to need some extra help...It's like a relay. You need extra guys." McCoy also said that the Eagles are getting off double the amount of reps in practice than they had in the past. It's yet to be determined how much Kelly's offense will resemble its Oregon incarnation, though it's sounding like the pace will be very similar.
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Chip Kelly's running backs averaged 39.2 rushes per game his final season at Oregon.
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After studying Chip Kelly's Oregon teams, NFL Films' Greg Cosell observed that Kelly's offensive "foundation" is the running game.
We've been trying to pound this home; Kelly ran a spread offense, but it wasn't a pass-happy spread. "It's an option-run game, with the quarterback as the initial decision maker," writes Cosell. Kelly spreads out opponents with four-receiver sets and attacks with the run. Because college football's much-wider hashmarks affect the starting point of each play, it remains to be seen just how effective Kelly's strategy will be on NFL fields. We do love the Kelly hire for LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown's fantasy value. Cosell expects McCoy and Bryce Brown to line up on the field together, "consistently."
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Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley is preparing his players for a run-heavy offense.
"They should be licking their chops," Staley said of LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown. Although new coach Chip Kelly has earned a reputation as an up-tempo innovator that puts crooked numbers on the scoreboard, he's actually a run-first coach. Over the last three seasons, Oregon has ranked fourth, first and fifth in the nation in total rushing yards.