For the second time in three seasons, LeSean “Shady” McCoy won the Fed Ex Ground Player of the Year which recognizes the best running back in the game of football. McCoy admitted that even though he was honored by the trophy he is eying hardware of a different kind.
McCoy has the Super Bowl and specifically a Lombardi Trophy on his mind. The man who was electric in his first season in Chip Kelly’s offense knows the Philadelphia Eagles are as talented a bunch on offense as there is in football. On that side of the ball they certainly have the goods to compete for a championship.
What the Eagles need to do is pour all of their resources into the defensive side of the football. Look at what the Seattle Seahawks did last night. They simply punished any offensive player who was in their wake and made life miserable for a Denver Broncos offense that had been unstoppable all season long.
The Eagles need to get back to the days of Brian Dawkins when they were one of the most feared units in the league. Philadelphia is a blue collar city that loves its defense. Howie Roseman and company will need to be tireless in their pursuit of hard hitting, instinctive football players to play an Eagles brand of ball.
McCoy is doing his part, and he is arguably the best running back in football right now. McCoy wants to add to his trophy case in a bigger way, though, and in time I believe he will.