The good defense was an expected part of the equation heading into the season, but the offense was projected to be a run-first unit led by LeSean McCoy. Taylor’s polished play has been part of the reason for the change and McCoy’s lingering hamstring injury has also been a factor.
“I was never really effective today like I wanted to be … Just trying to go. I can’t really go like I want to,” McCoy said, via ESPN.com.
McCoy gained just 16 yards on 11 carries and said that he and the team need to look at everything when asked about possibly sitting for a week in hopes of getting closer to 100 percent. Coach Rex Ryan was more resistant to that idea, saying he thought McCoy is “still a heck of a player” at his current level of play. But, Karlos Williams had another nice game running for 110 yards on 12 carries, including a 41-yard TD. McCoy owners many want to back themselves if Williams is still on waiver wires.