LeSean McCoy knows that bringing in Darren Sproles onto the Philadelphia Eagles roster will help his game out immensely. With Sproles taking some of the heavy lifting on offense, Shady should have a little more burst late in the game and late in the season.
“Signing Sproles helps me out as a running back,” McCoy said. “I can go in a game even more fresh because I’m getting less carries and less attempts. I had 366 touches (in 2013), which is a lot. I think me having less attempts can help me be more productive and more deadly. Being fresh in the fourth quarter, things that you don’t think matter really do make a big difference. – MSN
McCoy led the league in rushing attempts last season and he will be happy to share some of that load with Sproles. They are going to be a deadly combination in the backfield for the Eagles. The Eagles may have lost DeSean Jackson, but they gained a running back that will grab a ton of catches and will ensure that McCoy is explosive later in games.
The addition of Sproles has fallen to the back-burner because of all the Jackson talk, but once the season gets rolling, teams will see the impact of Sproles on that roster. It is going to be an impressive showing by that Eagles backfield.