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LeSean McCoy Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

In a no surprise move, LeSean McCoy was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Dallas Cowboys. He gained a career-high 185 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns in leading the Birds to victory.

Of course the fact that the Cowboys came into the game leading the league in defending the run, makes his accomplishment all the more amazing. He made some of the Cowboys tacklers look like they don’t belong in the NFL and he’s drawing comparisons to some of the greatest backs to ever play in the NFL.

His 185 yards were the sixth-highest total in team history and the most since Duce Staley’s 201 on 9/3/00 at Dallas … McCoy now has a career high with eight rushing touchdowns on the season, and has scored in all seven games, which is the second-longest streak in team history behind Steve Van Buren’s eight in 1947. McCoy’s two highest rushing totals have both come against the Dallas Cowboys (149 yards on 12/12/10 at Dallas).

Since 1960, the only other players who have had 140-plus yards twice against the Cowboys were Walter Payton, John Riggins, and Jim Brown … With 2,471 rushing yards and 3,509 scrimmage yards, McCoy now trails only Wilbert Montgomery (2,915 and 3,622) for the most ever by an Eagle in his first three seasons.

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Erock
Erock
November 1, 2011 4:30 pm

He’s gonna be even tougher in the next few years as his weight program develops his lower body and upper strength.I try and find soemone he reminds me of but he is just so unique. Never seen a back deek guys to the edge and the way he cuts back across the grain.Its like a punt returner when he does it. Just a beast. He stays healthy and the defense will just have to hold teams to under 20.

He reminds me of water flowing over rocks…you dont know how it will go.

runtheball09
runtheball09
November 1, 2011 4:39 pm

You could have phrased your story, “he made the cowboys tacklers look like a bunch of casey matthews”

Erock
Erock
November 1, 2011 4:58 pm

He’s legit first team All Pro.Im taking over A.P anyday,AP’s running style makes him more injury prone. Shady is the deal. Take him or D-JAX (lifts coverage )outta the offense and they spin wheels.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
November 1, 2011 5:09 pm

I will always love Brian Westbrook. He was a football player. A mans man……but Shady McCoy will end up being the best running back this team has ever had.

Sorry Brian and Wilbert.

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
November 1, 2011 5:10 pm

, are you still on that Desean crap? Get over it. We need to re-sign Shady and he’s the ONLY one I’m worried about re-signing. Receivers like Desean are a dime a dozen.

daggolden
daggolden
November 1, 2011 5:56 pm

Ray Didinger was just on Comcast DNL and broke down the game film from the Dallas game. The safties were 20 yards down the field and back peddling at the start of the play. He said Celek and McCoy benefit “greatly” from DJax presence on the field. Without DJax on the field they would of come up to play the run but they were scared to death of DJaxs speed. Celek and McCoy both should give half their game day check to that dime a dozen reciever. lol

Erock
Erock
November 1, 2011 6:11 pm

Dime a dozen huh?How come he and Mike Wallace are the only two of there kind in the league .

So if guys like Diddy and G would even say that hes crucial to the offense in lifting the coverage you dismiss that?Your opinion.I respect it. Do ya thing.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 1, 2011 6:40 pm

I tell you what.

Take Djax off the field and see if there’s holes in the middle of the defense for tight ends to catch and for McCoy to run.

Djax put fear into opponents safties because if he get by you that’s “7” all day.

Now, the biggest improvement i see with that said is Michael Vick. Teams are taking the deep ball away banking on Vick to drive the field 80 yards without making a mistake.

Now, he is making the right choices along with audibling out of plays to call the counter plays against blitzes.

If this Vick shows up and if Andy continue to use this formula good things can happen.

But again…….The field would not be so open if DJax was not threat to break one at any time.

paulman
paulman
November 1, 2011 6:49 pm

I agree that D-Jax create Space for everyone else,, I just hope the Coach AR/MM continue to pound teams if they don’t adjust. .That’s what was crazy about the Cowboy Game, Their DC Wind Bag Rob Ryan never made an adjustment and practically stayed in the shell-Deep Cover 2 all game long even though his team was adown by 24 points.. At some point you have to take yuor chances if you want to create turnovers to maybe allow your team to get back into the game.. I would not expect this type of Poor Defensive Coaching for the remainder of Eagle opponents, at least not for 80% of the snaps which was assanine and took his team right our the game .. So I do hope that the play calls mirror what the Defenses are doign stop goign Deep when it’s not there and mix it up with imtermediate, screens,draws, runs,etc,etc, and then when teams eventually do come up to challenge, then hit them over the top for some big plays.. .

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
November 1, 2011 7:23 pm

Teams now will focus on then run game….keep in mind the bears inside linebackers are more stout than the Cowboy’s..So Bears will be in a Cover 2 also but wil have the girth if the front 7 to slow up the run.

This can be another big game for Avant and Celek sitting in the soft part of the cover.

Either way the only hope the Bears have is to keep it close and Hester can break a few…but if we play the way we played Sunday they’ll need more than Hester.

I also hope the Eagles defensive front can handle Forte.

The Bears will run the ball in order to keep Vick and our offense off the field so we’ll see if Juan’s adjustments are for real or a mirage.

With that being said I believe the Eagles will win easily if they continue ball security and if Andy and Marty stick with what we’ve seen the last 2 games.

jakedog
jakedog
November 1, 2011 7:45 pm

avante shut shut his mouth about the fans, where is the outrage, jroll got killed for calling out the fans as front runners, many other players tried this and got scorched, the fans have every right to boo, to tell these bums they don’t measure up, if you just want fans to support you no matter what go play in san diego or st. louis., where the fans are lemmings, go team, yeah, not here in philadelphia, screw you avante, a third string wideout calling us out, where is the outrage

BirdoBeamen
BirdoBeamen
November 1, 2011 9:16 pm

Blah blah blah, Todd Pinkston use to open up the field too because teams were scared of his “speed”. T.O. even said it himself that Pinky did his job in “spreading” the field.

Stop dropping balls Desean, then maybe you’ll get paid.

But like I said, lets lock up Shady ASAP. He’s more important to the offense.

And just so it’s clear on how I feel about Desean — guys like Devin Hester, Johnny Knox, Eddie Royal would ALL play the same role in OUR offense and be just as productive…….probably more considering D-Jax is MIA this year.

jbird
jbird
November 1, 2011 10:23 pm

I just have to say about this week’s game. I hope that Andy and the guys that have been here for a few years see this as deeply personal. Chicago has had a big hand in really screwing us pretty bad in three of the last four seasons and I hope this is being discussed for motivation down at Novacare. As far as game plan. Forget Mad Martz and his supposed genius. Cutler and those receivers cannot beat this team. Two things can beat us. First we have to contain Forte and dare Cutler to beat us. Second, we cannot punt the ball 25-30 yards out of bounds because we are pussified by Hester. Henry does it just right for Hester. He doesn’t boom them deep but he kicks them high. We are one of the best punt coverage teams in the league for this reason because we create lots of fair catches. If we give them great field position it plays right into their hands to run the ball on our soft run D on a short field. We have to stay in our lanes and let Henry hang it up for five seconds and hope Hester gets frustrated or greedy. We need to stay balanced on offense and not salivate over their weak pass defense. What we have done the last two weeks has worked like a charm so don’t change it now because you want to play Andy/Marty ball. If we do that, keep the balance, we should beat this team by double digits.

jbird
jbird
November 1, 2011 10:27 pm

As for the rest of the season. I don’t see us missing the playoffs because we lose to Arizona or Seattle. One thing we can say is we have beat every team with a losing record and lost to every team that has a winning record. Obviously that was then and this is now, but we won’t blow it by falling asleep on the Dolphins. BUT….we have the Jets and Pats here and Dallas and the Giants on the road. We have to win this week or its all a moot point. But given that we have to beat two of those four teams to get to the playoffs. And if we can’t, we never really deserved to be there.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
November 1, 2011 10:51 pm

thanks lil Jakey for the lamest ass post of the day…. what ever happened to the right to say what you want – oh – it only works if its hating on Reid or bashing the eagles – as for Avant – long as he is catching 5 or 6 passes for 70+ yards, could give a rat’s ass what he sez about the fans – don’t like it, don’t listen, or don’t be a douche bag, front running, bandwagon jumping A hole –

by the way, in San Diego – they definitely are not lemmings (unless of course you are doing the GCobb shuffle and changing the meaning of lemming which implies to follow blindly) – they just don’t go to the games – they have blackouts here – but hey – when its 75 and sunny, and the team sucks, they go to the beach……. and if you have ever strolled along Mission or Pacific Beach – you would understand why

DCar
DCar
November 2, 2011 3:22 am

Navy, the girls are f^#@ing ridiculously hot! I here ya! Oops, hope the old lady don’t read this. Oh well!

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
November 2, 2011 11:06 am

It is OK to window shop – a nice pair of non-reflecting sunglasses, a wide brimmed hat and some SPF 50+ highly recommended! The fans out here are going ape over that Rivers fumble.. they are still talking about it.

Stevo
Stevo
November 2, 2011 11:12 am

YES JBIRD!! been saying that around here too…. bears hurt us almost every time and its been mostly the D’s fault as far as i can see. i want to see the birds do the same this week as last….. make the changes needed as you see it pan out.

jbird
jbird
November 2, 2011 12:26 pm

Stevo…We will win this week for three reasons. 1) they are not going to lose for the 6th time in 7 games at home on Monday night when its do or die, 2) they will not finish their season this early because they have a bigger and better heart break waiting for us on Xmas Eve. They are already gift wrapping it as we speak. ’08 Redskins 10, Eagles 3. ’09 Dallas 24, Eagles 0. ’10 Minnesota 24, Eagles 14. They have developed a bad habit of losing HUGE games in December. I just have that sick sinking feeling about Xmas Eve. 3) we really owe the Bears a beat down and Andy has to feel like he really wants a piece of Lovie’s ass. Still fearing for his job Andy will run the ball. Wait for the Cards though because feeling safe back at .500 and only a game out of first, he will be dying to air it out and that game will end up being harder to win than it should because we will lose our balance and become predictable again.

jbird
jbird
November 2, 2011 12:28 pm

After another strong game on national TV, Vick will be a turn over machine against the Cards allowing them to hang around. I think we win but us fans will be sick with how hard that win comes and how tense we were for three hours.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
November 2, 2011 12:51 pm

If only we could get JBirds posting over on the blog about Avant making comments about fans – E-money could then see exactly what Schiller was talking about – not just saying things were bad – but talking about the future and how bad things will be….

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
November 2, 2011 12:52 pm

– are you serious? you know what, you obviously know the future, please give me the winning numbers for the MegaMillion this Friday??? I’ll buy the ticket and even give you 75% of the winnings….

RealTalk777
RealTalk777
November 2, 2011 12:54 pm

As far as Vick…I’m seeing Vick settling down and getting into a groove…I think we will be seeing the best Vick we’ve seen yet, in these upcoming games….

Lets Go Eagles! Handle the Bears, Giants lose, one game back!

paulman
paulman
November 2, 2011 1:06 pm

Eagles 27 – Bears 16
The Bears Defense is not what it used to be..
LB Uhrlacher and Briggs are another year older and just not the playmakers they were 2-3 Seasons ago, they are still good, but not elite in my opinion..
They have 2 new Safeties Merriweather (from PAtirots) and Draft pick C COnte which need to be explotited.. Merriweather is a head hunter, supper agressive but can get burned deep. Conte is a poor man’s version of Sean Considine.. I really Expect the Eagles to pick-apart this middle of this Bear Defense like they did versus the Cowboys..The Bears Front 4 is the real key to their Defense this year and if OT Peters/Herremans can contain Peppers who is up and down with his energy level and playing performance, like I expect them to , then I think the Eagles win comfortably.., but they have to protect the ball and stay away from Penalties and stupid plays in the Red-Zone.
Defensivley, the EAgles need to get in Cutler’s Face and win the battle up front to contain RB M Forte, who is sneaky fast and elusice and is bigger and stronger than many thing.. They must also watch him in the Bears Passing game and maybe have a LB Rolle or CB Asmo/DCR cover him out of the backfield.. The Bears WR’s are an average bunch though Devin Hester has improved as he’s played more and of course has that great speed..
A huge area will be Special Teams.. Return man Devin Hester wins about 1-2 games a Season for the Bears basically by himeself with big returns & TD’s.. Eagles have to contain him and make the Bears Offense drive 70-80 Yards to score.. Field position versus a team like the Bears Offense is critical and the Eagles can’t allow cheap points or easy field position to be made during Kicks/Punts…

paulman
paulman
November 2, 2011 1:11 pm

A couple of minor issues for the Bears floating around
The Cutting/Releasing of Safety Chris Harris has left a bad taste with some Veteran players on the Bears and of course players like RB Matt Forte and LB Lance Briggs continued to be askes to comment on their unhappiness of their Contract Status’s.. The Bears are known as one of the Cheapest Organizations in the entire NFL, and it’s become a distraction when the Bear players keep getting asked about their contract status’s… (Just to point out that these,distractions, unhappy players occue on every team in the NFL and are not just an Philadelphia Eagle thing)

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
November 2, 2011 2:04 pm

Nice posting Pman – I am in for Eagles 31 – Bear 15 (5 Fgs – O TDs) Birds always seem to dial up a clunker verse the Bears)

Stevo
Stevo
November 2, 2011 2:38 pm

i think the eagles win this game easily.vick will keep rolling along.

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
November 2, 2011 4:57 pm

Did anyone notice how Jay Ratliff got dealt with? lol Im impressed with Kelce… I was a bit skeptical at first when he took Jackson’s job, but his quickness helped him contain Ratliff and Jay Ratliff owned Jamal Jackson… As a matter of fact, the overall speed of the O-line has increased and they havent really lost any power in comparison to last year… The run blocking is excellent.. They get to the 2nd level and you have tackles running 20 – 30 yards downfield hitting dudes like a bowling ball hittin pins.. The O-line is improved…

I also saw Vick Audible????? WTF??? I liked it and I want to see alot more of it..

And lastly… I noticed the Cowboys offense looked really sloppy on sunday night… they looked like they were running plays they hadnt practiced beforehand… They were trying to run screens but tripping over each other, the spacing was really p*ss poor… smh….

schiller
schiller
November 2, 2011 5:08 pm

sheed – yeah, it was bizarre – usually in a game like that one would conclude that the winner just played so good, that the other team looked horrible. Or that the one team is so tremendously sucky that the other team looks like allstars (yellow and blue throwback uniform game v. Detroit a few years back). But this one really truly seemed like BOTH. The Eagles looked SO good all around. And the Cowboys looked HORRIBLE all around.

I can live with that!

Erock
Erock
November 2, 2011 5:48 pm

I cant think of a bigger insult to there safety then …a poor mans version of Sean Considine.Jeezuz Paul your rough.

They’ll kill the Bears.They’re not ready for our offense. Its full throttle now.

Remember last year we shoulda coulda won the game. Started slow but as you recall Shady was nicked up and Sante sat out. Lets see how Cutler likes our Jam master Nmandi.

.500 by midnight.

paulman
paulman
November 2, 2011 5:55 pm

I am serious E-Rock,
I’ve seen the Bears play 3 games so far on TV and their Safety Conte reminds me of Considine… Check him out when the Eagles face them Monday night..He sticks his nose in the action but just doesn’t have the athleticism or size to run the WR’s on the NFL (just like Considine didn’t).. The Eagles WR’s/TE’s should abuse this guy up big time..

schiller
schiller
November 2, 2011 5:56 pm

Erock – agreed across the board. But how bout Cutler’s like of Babin, Jenkins and Cole on top of him left and right. Is Carimi still injured?

Erock
Erock
November 2, 2011 6:01 pm

They didnt impress me when they were on primetime.I will watch his resemblance to Sean “scene of the crime “Considine.

Big night for the d-line. Rip techniques and swim moves all night….gimme the bullrush.