After an All-Pro 2011 campaign, one in which McCoy set franchise records with 17 rushing and 20 total touchdowns, McCoy had 840 rushing yards and five total touchdowns in 12 games last year. He missed four games late in the season due to a concussion.
In an interview with NFL Network on Wednesday, McCoy said that "this year is about getting back on track." That certainly applies to the Eagles, who have missed the playoffs in two straight years. But that statement also rings true for McCoy. And with new head coach Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense, McCoy is confident he will flourish once again in 2013.
"We have tons of different sets with different backs. You run so much," McCoy said. "There are so many different fast-paced movements from motioning out, from running routes and things like that. It's so open. You're trying to get guys in the open field. This is a good offense."
"In this offense, you need other backs to be productive because there's so much running," McCoy said.
But make no mistake about it. McCoy plans to be the centerpiece of the run game. Following that 2011 season, NFL players ranked McCoy as the 18th-best player in all of football. It remains to be seen where McCoy will rank on this year's Top 100 list. McCoy doesn't expect it to be as high as last year, but he can't do anything about it now. His focus is squarely on 2013.
"This year, I'm looking forward to beating 18," he said.
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