Can Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy Bounce Back in 2013?

By Dan Parzych
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There were high expectations for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy heading into last season considering he finished with 1,624 yards from the line of scrimmage to go along with 20 total touchdowns in 2011. Unfortunately, McCoy’s numbers were down last season as the Eagles turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of 2012 as they finished the year with a 4-12 record–which is embarrassing since they started off the year 3-1.

McCoy finished last season with just 1,213 rushing yards and five touchdowns as he and the Eagles will look to bounce back in 2013 with Chip Kelly officially taking over the head coaching duties. Over the first three seasons of his career, McCoy was the type of running back who would keep getting better each season and despite last year’s decline in production–there’s no reason why the running back shouldn’t be able to return to his old dominant form next season.

Keep in mind McCoy’s situation in Philadelphia last season between a poor offensive line and the Eagles finding themselves trailing in most games and it’s no surprise to see his numbers were down in 2012. McCoy proved to be one of the most effective running backs when healthy early on in his career and there’s a really good chance he’ll continue to do the same over the rest of his career.

Hopefully, last year was just a fluke for McCoy when it comes to disappointing numbers and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to return to his old form and bounce back during the 2013 season.

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