"Listen, you're seeing it with some of the good throwing teams in this league," Reid said Wednesday. "Balance, you've got to have some sort of balance, whether that's 60-40, 70-30. You've got to be able to, obviously, keep defenses off balance and, at the same time, get yourself in a rhythm as an offense."
That rhythm will require a healthy dose of running back
Despite McCoy only receiving four carries in the first half of Sunday's game, he is near the top of the league in terms of touches. His 58 rushing attempts through three games are tied for sixth-most among running backs. Perhaps that's why McCoy isn't worried about the coaches forgetting about him come game time.
"I trust those guys," McCoy said after practice Wednesday. "I trust them that they know what type of player I am. They have a lot of confidence in me. I don't think there's every a time when I have to go tell them, ‘give me the ball.'"
After all, McCoy is far from the only star on offense. Wide receivers
So while offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will occasionally ask his players for input, McCoy knows the offense is at its most dangerous when everyone is involved.
"There are times when Marty will ask, ‘Who do you want?' or ‘Who do you see,' things like that," McCoy explained. "It's never a case where I'm telling him, ‘Hey, I want the ball' because that would be selfish.
"With this type of offense, with this many type of players around, the big plays we're capable of on each play, it's hard to ask for the ball with your name on it."
The Eagles offense is looking to get back on track against a familiar Giants defense. Both units know each other well and don't like each other at all. The rivalry has produced several close games in recent years, but nearly all have gone the Eagles way. Since 2008 the Eagles have won seven of the last nine meetings, including the 2008 playoff game that sent the Eagles to the NFC Championship game.
"We're fighting for first place," McCoy said. "It's a division game; it's a Sunday night game at that. It's going to be tons of fun."
To dance around the Giants defense Sunday night, the Eagles would be wise to remember the words they've been hearing all week – "rhythm" and "balance."
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