Bryce Brown Fantasy News
Friday, May 17, 2013, 5:36pm
Chip Kelly’s plans remain a mystery, but using deductive reasoning it’s safe to assume that LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown and company will get more action than they did under Andy Reid. McCoy could thrive in Kelly’s college system, which had zone blocking schemes designed to create space for his running backs. McCoy thrives in space. Kelly likes to use his running backs just as much in the passing game. I think we’ve yet to see McCoy tap into his full potential as a ball catcher.
After an all pro 2011 season, McCoy wasn’t as productive last season. The injuries on the offensive line certainly didn’t help, and he did miss four games with a concussion, but there was something missing from his game – namely touchdowns. After reaching the end zone 20 times in 2011, McCoy scored only five times in 2012. Despite his off-the-field problems and some immaturity issues, I heard McCoy came into spring workouts in perhaps his best shape ever. He still has something to prove. He could have a blockbuster season.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 12:21pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 8:23pm
“You’re going to need another back in this offense,” said Eagles RB LeSean McCoy. “This is an offense where it’s not a debate, ‘I can do it myself.’ For one, you are going to do more plays than any other offense. Two, the amount of hits. You’re running so much. If you’re faking it, or running it, pass or not, you’re constantly going. I think any back, no matter how great of shape he’s in, is going to need some extra help.
“You’re running so much, it’s like a freaking track meet. It’s like a relay. You need extra guys.”
The supersonic pace that Chip Kelly deployed at Oregon is now being established in Philadelphia. Everything they do, they do quickly. The practices — like the meetings — are shorter than is standard in the NFL. But that doesn’t mean they are working less.
“Where in a normal offense you might come out here and get 30, 40 reps, we’re out here getting 100-and-something plays off,” said McCoy. “We’re doubling the reps, we’re getting it fast-paced so it’s kind of beaten into your head, going over and over again. It’s one of those things you kind of learn on the run. Just in three days I feel like I have the majority of the offense down.”
Eagles preparing for run-heavy attack under Chip Kelly
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:11pm
As Duce Staley transitions into his new role as the running backs coach under head coach Chip Kelly, one thing is for certain - the Eagles running backs should prepare to get the ball a lot.
"They should be licking their chops," Staley said.
In 2012, Oregon ranked fourth in the nation in total rushing yards (4,098), first in yards per carry (5.97), tied for first in rushing touchdowns (48) and third in rushing yards per game (315.2). Individually, three rushers gained over 700 yards on the ground. Running back Kenjon Barner was fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game (135.9).
"He can be the best to play the game," Staley said.
In 2011, McCoy earned his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro nod as he gained 1,309 yards on the ground and scored a franchise record 20 total touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. Last season, Bryce Brown notched the two highest single-game rushing totals by a rookie in franchise history.
Eagles to utilize both LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown
Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:39am
Pat Shurmur, Chip Kelly’s new offensive coordinator, said Monday that he plans to give both Eagles RBs LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown a generous number of carries moving forward and said he thinks in general, offenses are more effective with two running backs in the mix.
“I think it’s important that you use more than one running back,” Shurmur said. “It’s a long season, and a guy can run out of gas quickly.
“If you have guys who are different, you can use them in different ways, and you try to play to their strengths. I think that’s important.
“I’ve always believed there’s a place on the roster for two good running backs. You have your starter, but the other guy needs to play so they can all get through the season.”
McCoy could still see his usual workload (~21 touches per game), but this news certainly doesn't support the notion that he's going to be the workhorse back in Kelly's offense. Brown looks like the clear handcuff and should be available fairly cheaply on draft day.
LeSean McCoy to start in Week 16
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:16pm
Monday, December 17, 2012, 5:35pm
The Eagles would be much better off to just keep McCoy out for the season, but since he's been cleared there is a chance he plays this week after missing the last four weeks. He likely won't be up to his normal game shape, so Bryce Brown will continue to be a factor. Looks like a situation to avoid.
Monday, December 17, 2012, 12:16pm
Andy Reid said Friday he thinks LeSean McCoy might go to an independent neurologist for clearance on Tuesday, before the team begins preparations in earnest for the next game, Dec. 23 against Washington. McCoy can practice without the clearance, but he needs it to play.
McCoy, 24, is a huge part of the Eagles’ future. How much do you risk in two meaningless end-of-season games? People did buy tickets. Reid seemed to be indicating Friday that 21-year-old rookie Bryce Brown won’t simply go back to the bench if McCoy returns; Brown, who barely played in college, is a raw talent who needs game action.
“He needs to play. That’s why I haven’t sat him down because of the fumbles,” Reid said of Brown.
Brown has officially lost three fumbles this year, but was at least partly responsible for one in Week 15 against Cincy. And as Reid said, Brown needs time on the field. It will likely be a situation to stay away from if both backs are getting carries. There's no real indication of how they could be used, either. And, the team also wants to get a good look at rookie QB Nick Foles at the same time.
Injury report for TNF - Bengals @ Eagles
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6:17pm
G Clint Boling (illness), LB Vontaze Burfict (shoulder), DE Carlos Dunlap (calf), LB Rey Maualuga (shoulder, knee), LB Dan Skuta (back)
RB Chris Polk (toe)
S Nate Allen (shoulder), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck, quadricep), RB Stanley Havili (ankle), LB Mychal Kendricks (shoulder), WR Jeremy Maclin (groin), G Evan Mathis (ankle), C Dallas Reynolds (ankle)
LeSean McCoy won't play Week 15
Monday, December 10, 2012, 5:00pm
LeSean McCoy passed his baseline ImPACT tests, a major step in their recoveries from concussions, the Eagles said. He didn't practice with the team on Monday, but there is a chance he could practice on Tuesday.
He will not play in Thursday's game against Cincinnati - an independent neurologist must clear him first - but passing ImPACT was a major step in their recoveries.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:04pm