LeSean McCoy on Chip Kelly's offense: We're "going to need another back"

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy says that Chip Kelly's offense is so demanding on RBs, he's going to have to share the load with Bryce Brown and Chris Polk.

In the 1975 move Jaws, Roy Scheider sees the size of the giant shark and utters the famous line, "We're going to need a bigger boat."

After a couple days getting his first look at Chip Kelly's offense, LeSean McCoy's reaction was somewhat similar.

"You're going to need another back in this offense," he said.

In 2011, when McCoy started all but one game in Andy Reid's offense, he accounted for 81% of all carries by RBs. If you take out the final game of the year that he sat out, he accounted for 85% of all carries by RBs. But under Chip Kelly, McCoy's knows he'll never be able to shoulder that kind of a load.

"This is an offense where it's not a debate, ‘Oh, I can do it myself,' because, for one, you're going to do more plays than any other offense."

"For two, it's the amount of hits. You're running so much. You're constantly going. I think any back, no matter how great of a shape he's in, you're going to need some extra help. I know that. Bryce [Brown] is good enough where he can play. Every team has two good backs."

"And don't be surprised if Chris Polk gets some carries, because you're running so much it's like a freakin' track meet. It's like a relay. You need extra guys."

Not only is this strong indication of the kind of pace the Eagles are going to play with, but also that this offense will be clearly run first. With LeSean McCoy, a hopefully more ball security conscious Bryce Brown and a healthy offensive line... It would seem that this system not only makes sense with Chip Kelly running it, but also fits well with the current personnel.

Oh and you're probably going to want to try and draft LeSean McCoy in fantasy...

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