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|Bills wouldn't mind if McCoy led NFL in carries -- Thu May 21 5:25 pm --|
RB coach would like to cut Fred Jackson's 2014 load in half
|LeSean McCoy has led the NFL with 626 carries over the past two years and will be 27 at the start of the season. RB coach Anthony Lynn, though, is confident he can handle a similar workload going forward. “I talk to the guys all the time about Curtis Martin. This guy led the league in rushing his ninth year," Lynn said. “I’d love to see him get that many rushes.”
While Lynn would like to see McCoy’s workload stay the same, he’d prefer if Fred Jackson’s was scaled back. Jackson played 548 snaps last season, a number Lynn said he’d like to see cut in half. “I think he wore down a little bit at the end of the season,” Lynn said. “ (Buffalo News)|
FF Today's Take: Given the E.J. Manuel/Matt Cassel/Tyrod Taylor quagmire at quarterback, it would probably be best if Buffalo let McCoy carry the ball as often as possible. Jackson is little more than a McCoy handcuff at this point. Lynn also spoke about the need for Bryce Brown, who is away from the team dealing with a personal matter, to return so the Bills' new coaching staff knows what they are working with there. One year after Buffalo traded for him to be its future feature back, Brown is edging closer to the roster bubble.
|Fred Jackson admits McCoy will be bellcow -- Wed Apr 15 7:00 pm --|
"I don't know what my role is going to be yet”
|“I know they say they want him to be the ‘bell cow,’” Fred Jackson said Wednesday. “They want him to take the majority of the load. But I’m not going to make it easy for him. I’m not going to just hand it to him and say, ‘Here’s the job.’” (Buffalo News)|
FF Today's Take: Jackson went on to saw that he doesn't know exactly what his role will be but it's likely to be spelling LeSean McCoy and perhaps some third-down work. Jackson is 34 years old and was bothered by a groin injury last season. He'll need an injury to McCoy to have any significant fantasy impact in 2015.
|Eagles agree to trade McCoy to Bills -- Tue Mar 3 7:00 pm --|
Bills send linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles
|The Philadelphia Eagles have a trade in place to send running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. In return, the Bills will send linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Eagles, the source said. The trade cannot be made official until the new league year begins next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Wow. Leave it to Chip Kelly to send the league and its fans into a frenzy. It's worth noting again, that trades can't be finalized until March 10th but it appears a deal is in place. The Bills will receive one of the league's most dynamic runners who does have some mileage on the tires but is still just 26 years old and should be the focal point of the offense for Rex Ryan. The Eagles now have a big need at running back but there will be a number of options in free agency and some intriguing prospects available in the upcoming draft.