Monday, June 7, 2010

Eight Key Questions That Will Define the Philadelphia Eagles 2010 Season

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 27: LeSean McCoy #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Denver Broncos on December 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Broncos 30-27. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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4. Is LeSean McCoy ready to be "the man" in the backfield?

Rookie LeSean McCoy turned in a solid performance in 2009 after coming out of college early. He demonstrated the well rounded running and receiving skills necessary in an Andy Reid offense.

Because former mainstay Brian Westbrook saw limited action due to injuries, McCoy got the lion's share of work at running back.

With one quick call to Westbrook's cell phone in March, Shady officially became "the man." Although others like Leonard Weaver, Mike Bell, and rookie Charles Scott could see considerable action, McCoy's continued development should prove critical to achieving offensive success.

The big question is whether McCoy can take his game from "rookie solid" to become a true threat out of the backfield?

Gone is McNabb's improvisational and deep passing ability. Gone is Westbrook's explosiveness. A little more elusiveness out of the backfield would help to open the passing lanes in a more bunched up offense.

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