LeSean McCoy may be the reigning NFL rushing champion but he thinks he can go even bigger in 2014.
Shady left the rest of the competition in the dust in 2013 by rushing for a league-best 1,607 yards on 314 carries. The next closest player, Chicago Beards RB Matt Forte, was 268 yards behind him. But Shady thinks he can take the ball even further this coming season.
By all accounts, McCoy has looked fantastic in practice and everyone is expecting huge numbers out of the Eagles' versatile back. It's no wonder he expects them as well.
This is THE YEAR!!!! My potential is #2000yards. Will I reach it? Stepping up my training and signs point to yes.— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 7, 2014
2,000 yards though? That's a whole lot of rushing yards. With Chip Kelly's potent offense and the addition of fellow versatile back Darren Sproles, Shady may not get the same number of carried in 2014.
Only seven players in NFL history have cracked the 2,000 rushing yard mark in a single season and only three of them took place this century. Adrian Peterson was the last to do it by rushing for 2,097 on 348 carries in 2012. Chris Johnson and Jamal Lewis were the other two to reach the impressive milestone in the aughts.
Do you think Shady can do it? He's certainly more than talented enough. And certainly confident enough. But I'd put it as a longshot given the circumstances.
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