LeSean McCoy makes the case that he’s better than Adrian Peterson
Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 21, 2014
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says that he, not Adrian Peterson, is the best running back in the NFL. He's a heck of a running back and I like his style, so I won't get on him too much. Adrian Peterson, in response to LeSean McCoy's claim that he's the NFL's best RB I say, ‘I’m the best,’ and he’ll say, ‘Did Adrian Peterson retire?’ I look at the last three years and everything. Tons of credit goes out to Adrian Peterson. He’s also correct that he’s on the field more than Peterson: According to the snap counts at Football Outsiders, McCoy played 79.1 percent of the Eagles’ offensive snaps last season, while Peterson played 64.7 percent of the Vikings’ offensive snaps. Does anyone really doubt that Peterson would have put up big numbers if he were on the Eagles last year? And does anyone seriously believe that McCoy would have had anything close to the numbers he had last year if he were playing in an offense that had Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman at quarterback? “But the last three years? I’ve been All-Pro, first-team, twice. I never leave the field. I block. I catch. I never leave the field.