The Eagles are coming off of a huge win over New England on Sunday, and while fans can certainly cherish the victory, the Eagles must quickly turn their attention to the Buffalo Bills. At 6-6, the Bills are fighting for a playoff spot here in the final month of the season, and when they visit Lincoln Financial Field this weekend, the game will mark the return of LeSean McCoy.
The Eagles' all-time leading rusher with 6,792 yards, spent six seasons in Philadelphia after being drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He electrified Eagles fans with his lightning quick moves through the 2014 season before being traded to the Bills in exchange for Kiko Alonso.
During his weekly interview with Angelo Cataldi on Sports Radio WIP on Monday morning, Kelly offered some insight on McCoy, a player who will surely be a hot topic among reporters this week.
"The one thing I do know about him is that he's playing really, really well right now, and it's going to take our entire defense to get rallied and get going, because when you watch him and you watch film in your initial breakdowns, he's playing at a really high level," Kelly said. "It's something that we know. He's a talented, talented running back. It's going to take all 11 guys getting after him, because he can always make the first or second guy miss, sometimes the third guy miss, but it's going to take great team defense to corral him. It's a big, big challenge for us."
After allowing 283 rushing yards to Tampa Bay in Week 11, the Eagles defense has gotten back on track in the last two weeks in terms of stopping the run, allowing an average of 105.5 yards per game on the ground against the Lions and Patriots. McCoy, Karlos Williams, and Tyrod Taylor will certainly be another good test for the Eagles' defense.
Hear more from Kelly this afternoon at 1 o'clock as he meets with the media at the NovaCare Complex. We'll stream his press conference live on PhiladelphiaEagles.com and our team app.