From the second he stepped to the podium, it was clear something was not right about Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.
The usually jovial McCoy, who even finds a way to crack a smile after losses, appeared lost in his own thoughts, and disinterested in the questions being asked. At the time, although odd, it was easy to explain away as disappointment over his 50-yard performance in his team's 24-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
"Just didn't focus today," McCoy explained. "Wasn't there."
Later, he would explain further why his head was elsewhere both during his post game media session, and during the team's loss.
“I really wanted to play great in his name today," McCoy explained to Birds 24/7". "I didn’t."
Who did McCoy want to play great for? That would be McCoy's cousin, who the running back tragically lost due to an automobile accident late last week. The death was the reason McCoy missed practice on Friday, which at the time was explained only as personal reasons by the team.
It's hard to tell if that really had an affect on McCoy's play in Week 14. He lost a very key fumble on the opening possession of the second half. But it was a tough matchup coming in and McCoy has been up and down much of this season. McCoy's potential for Week 15 looks much brighter - a home, prime time matchup against Dallas.