With a first-and-goal situation from the 2-yard line, LeSean McCoy was the obvious choice to get the football with a chance to put the ball in the end zone and give the Eagles in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants.
But the Eagles instead called for two Owen Schmitt runs and a Michael Vick sneak and were turned away each time – a fourth chance, another Vick plunge that went nowhere, was nullified by a New York offsides penalty.
Instead of sulking about not touching the ball there, McCoy showed his maturity.
"I am not a selfish player. I thought we would get in there with the sneak and the fullback dive," said McCoy. "It didn't work out, but that was a critical point in the game. That helped out the outcome."
The outcome went in the Giants' favor, unfortunately. And the 29-16 loss marred another fantastic performance from McCoy, who ran for 128 yards and a touchdown on 24 rushing attempts. McCoy has 345 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns rushing to go along with 9 catches for 49 yards and a touchdown in three games.
He has been the only constant in the Eagles' uneven offensive start this season. And he may be asked to do even more if quarterback Michael Vick is out for any period of time with a broken right hand.
"Depending on what is called, I am ready," said McCoy. "But on the other hand, we have (Mike) Kafka and (Vince) Young, whoever plays, we should be fine. We have a lot of weapons and a team is not based on one player. We should be fine.
"But I am willing to do whatever it takes to help this team out."