Despite their win against the Colts in Monday night, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy sees some areas he needs to improve on because last night he was outshines by veteran Darren Sproles.
“To be honest, he’s helping me out,” McCoy told reporters after the game regarding whether he’s unhappy that Sproles’ output is reducing McCoy’s opportunities. “Without Sproles, we’d be in some trouble. I need to get my thing together. I feel like I’m not playing to my level where I should be playing. Tonight it was an average, above average game where he carried us again. It’s good to have that because when you get that type of attention from the defense, other guys are making plays, and he’s doing it. I don’t mind at all, and the other thing is I don’t feel as tired or as beat up. I had about 20 carries, two passes, not too many carries, just enough to be effective.”
If we compare numbers, McCoy had 20 carries for 79 yds and a TD, while Sproles had 7 receptions for 152 yds and 4 carries for 26 yards. Its safe to say Sproles came out to play with no apologies. Some can see it as a competition between the two but I would like to see McCoy use Sproles as motivation, look at it as no position is safe.