LeSean McCoy Took Pressure Off Of Vick & Had Giants On SkatesBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, General News, News Monday, October 1st, 2012
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy continues to impress and he put on quite a show last night at Lincoln Financial Field against the Giants. It was nearly impossible for the Giants to tackle him despite being totally unblocked and standing in the holes. They moved their safeties up into the box, but were unable to tackle McCoy any time he had room to operate.
The Eagles want to force teams to game plan to stop McCoy first, by moving their safeties up into the box. This will make Michael Vick’s job easier. If McCoy can continue to gain yardage with the safeties moved up, it will open things up for DeSean Jackson and the rest of the Birds receivers in the secondary.
“I think it’s easier on everybody when the run game is clicking,” said Vick. “It doesn’t allow the defense to tee off and pin their ears back. That’s something that they want to do and you just can’t allow them to do that. If you give them the liberty to free rush the passer then they’re going to knock you out. They’re going to hit you a little bit. Balance is good.”
McCoy is taking his game to another level when given the chance to operate in open field. Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg can’t go back to running this offense around Vick and the downfield passing game. If they let McCoy do his thing, it takes the pressure off of Vick and the defense because the Birds control the clock the ball.
The former Pittsburgh Panthers isn’t the fastest back in straight ahead speed or the strongest back when it comes to breaking tackles, but he can make a tackler miss as well as anybody in league history. He makes defensive players look like they’re on skate and playing on ice.
McCoy faked out Giants safety Kenny Phillips so badly that he sprained the safety sprained his knee. That’s amazing because Phillips is a good open field tackler, but McCoy made him look like an amateur.
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