By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Fans in Philadelphia have been yelling for years that Andy Reid does not run the ball enough. This year, with one of the best running backs in the NFL, that yelling has become even louder. Now, it’s not just the fans who are calling for LeSean McCoy to get more carries.
“I think Andy Reid doesn’t know how to use LeSean McCoy,” former Chargers Pro Bowl running back LaDanian Tomlinson said on the NFL Network on Sunday. “Doesn’t know how to use him as much as he should. Clearly, you look at the numbers it tells you they should be running the football more, but they’re not. That tells me the coach, the play caller, does not know how to use this guy.”
McCoy, thought to be one of the top three running backs in the NFL, is 10th in the league in rush yards, and ninth in the league in carries.