By Steve Beck
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was on 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Show Friday and said this Sunday’s game against the Lions is pivotal for the Birds.
“Ahh, this is huge! This is huge! 3-2 right now, hopefully we go 4-2. Everything is looked at a little differently. Then we go into the bye week, and guys can rest up and get healthy, and prepare for next week. This is a big win for us,” McCoy said.
McCoy was then asked about Andy Reid’s decision to go for it on a 4th and 1 play on the Eagles’ 30-yard line with about 13 minutes left in the loss against the Steelers last week.
“I wasn’t surprised. I feel like coach knows how confident our offensive group is, as far as getting the short yardage and converting on third downs, keeping the drive alive and he went for it. I think he’s been aggressive lately, and Marty has been aggressive. A lot of guys weren’t surprised, and I particularly wasn’t either,” McCoy said.
McCoy was then asked who he thought was a better wide receiver: Larry Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson, who the Eagles face this weekend.
“I would go with Larry Fitzgerald and the reason why is because I felt he has been doing it for a longer period of time. I felt if you put up his numbers up against Megatron’s, I think Larry wins out, but I also think Calvin Johnson is a great, great player. I mean, freak of nature. He’s one of those guys you watch on the other side of the field and you’re amazed by some of the players he makes.”