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Ricky Watters On McCoy: ‘Get Him The Ball!’

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Eagles running back Ricky Watters was on the WIP Morning Show Friday morning and talked about the hot topic of the numbers of touches LeSean McCoy gets a game.

Watters and McCoy share a lot in common. They were both born in Harrisburg, Pa. and they both attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.

Watters was asked if McCoy should touch the football more often.

“Yes, definitely. Get him the ball anyway you can. Running the ball, throwing the ball, he is a good receiver as well. Get him the ball! Especially in the red zone, because he is scoring machine. He showed that last year. So I definitely think he should get the ball more. I’m biased, but he is a great player, he really is. I mean, his cutting ability, the things he does,” Watters said.

Watters said if he was the team’s offensive coordinator, he would make sure McCoy touched the ball often.

Watters was then asked about Jon Gruden, who he played for during his time in Philadelphia.

“We had a great relationship, and I think we still do. Even when I retired, he was still trying to get me to come down there and play in Tampa, but I was just ready to hang it up at that time. I just had a new baby boy, and after losing my first one, I just didn’t have my heart to play anymore like that. But I think we have a great relationship and I think he would be a great coach.

When asked if he would endorse Gruden as the next Eagles coach, Watters said: “Oh, definitely … he knows the game.”

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