LeSean McCoy believes Eagles can do better job rotating running backs


LeSean McCoy touched the football 32 times on Monday night, including 31 carries.

“I didn’t mind it Monday night,” he said. “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. I think the running backs we have here can definitely play. 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.”

Brown had nine rushes himself as the Eagles put together a fast tempo attack in the first half against Washington Monday night.

In an interview with Tim McManus, McCoy said coming off the field was as much his responsibility as it was the Eagles coaching staff.

“You try to give 100 percent on every play, and there’s times when you get gassed or you get nicked up a time or two and that 100 percent drops a little bit, and I think that’s the time you come out and get the other guy in that’s fresh and get his 100 percent,” he said.

“They just talk about, if you’re tired, come off, because the coach understands that it’s a fast tempo. We train hard and are in good enough shape to run the offense but we’re only human so we’re going to be tired.”

McCoy’s career high for carries is 273. For those who like pace stats, he is currently on pace for a eye-popping 496.