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Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

Posted on: December 26, 2011 5:03 pm
Edited on: December 26, 2011 5:51 pm
Shady's says he's getting shut down for the season. (AP)
By Will Brinson

Week 17 means nothing for the Eagles, who are already eliminated from the postseason despite their Week 16 20-7 victory over Dallas. But it was going to mean something for running back LeSean McCoy, who had a shot at the NFL rushing title as well the Philly single-season record for rushing yards.
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But McCoy won't be topping Wilbert Montgomery's club record for rushing yards now, at least based on his comments Monday.

"Montgomery, he’s probably smiling right now," McCoy said, per Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times. "I’ll get it next year – hopefully."

McCoy was 123 yards shy of Montgomery's franchise record for rushing yards of 1,512 yards that he set in 1979, so he stood a pretty good chance of topping that, with the Eagles set to play the Redskins in the final game of the season.

So the Eagles are smart to shut Shady down for the year ... except they're not apparently.

"McCoy has a slight ankle sprain, but he’ll be fine," Andy Reid said on Monday. "I know there was something put out there that he wasn’t going to play, but that’s not the case. [His comments] were more towards how many yards he thought he needed to break Wilbert Montgomery’s record."

Reid said all his starters will play, provided they're healthy, which is interesting given what happened to Adrian Peterson -- a talented running back dealing with an ankle sprain who played in a meaningless game and blew out his knee -- in Week 16.

The rushing title wasn't likely going to happen anyway: McCoy's 1,309 yards is nearly 130 shy of Maurice Jones-Drew's league-leading 1,437 rushing yards on the season.

And unlike Montgomery, MJD will actually play on Sunday. So will McCoy, apparently.

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Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:41 pm

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

Hey jcool.
I remember when the Eagles won their last championship 52 years ago and when you bust on the Eagles fans in the future, if Fat Andy is still their coach remind them that he is responsible for 25 percent of this 52 year dry spell.

Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:54 am
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 9:37 am

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

Isn't it GREAT!!! LOL!!!  I LOVE every minute of it!!  44 years and counting without a SB - not even ONE!!  And nearly 52 years since the Eagles won a championship!   So unless you're a Philly fan that remembers what life was like when EISENHOWER was President, you've NEVER seen your team win ANYTHING!!! LOL!!!  Meanwhile, they play in a division repleat with Lombardi (former Giant) Trophies - 11 to be exact!  Yet Philly can find it in themselves to a tleast get ONE??!!!  Disgraceful!!  And couldn't happen to a better "fan" base!!!  

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 8:38 am

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

How many of you foresee this as being another AP injury just waiting to happen. Nothing to play for atleast keep your best player healthy without risking a major injury for a game that is meaningless. They could give there back up some reps and see if there worth keeping or worth giving carries to next year.. 

Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2011 2:01 am

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

well said &

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:21 am

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

I'm sorry but McCoy only has 1309 rushing yards. That is a lot more than 123 yards away from 1512. It is actually 203 yards away from Mr. Montgomery's record so I don't think he was worried one bit. I mean you did say he was 130 yards shy of MJD's 1437 yards so how could he be closer to 1512 then to 1437? Just wondering who did the math for you there Mr Brinson. 17 TDs is pretty impressive. I'd want to play to see if I could hit 20 TDs and join a very select group of NFL players.

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2011 12:11 am

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

McCoy is an exceptional talent on the Eagles, one of the few that isn't a showboat and distraction.They need to keep him healthy for the future.when the team gets back to business and decides to show up for a full year.He will get those records in the future so why play week 16 for records instead of just trying to win the game.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:46 pm

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

Since most of the Eagles had half the season off anyway what difference does it make to give LeSean a week off?? Their defense has only showed up for half the games and DeSean Jackson takes half the plays off, you might as well give this guy a break too.

Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:53 pm

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

No playoffs for Philly, no Super Bowl Championship for Philly. Just like every other year past, present and future. Thanks for coming out losers.

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: December 26, 2011 10:37 pm

Andy Reid says LeSean McCoy will play Week 17

Hey hatman, me thinks you just might be the moron. Of course you are in line for a head coaching job in the NFL next year. I'll bet your fantasy team sucks also.

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