LeSean McCoy arrived at training camp weighing in at 211 pounds and proclaiming that he is in better shape than he was in last year, when he soared up the rankings to become one of the best backs in the game. The goal, he says, is to take the next step.
“Next step, I want to be considered as the best back in the league,” said McCoy. “I think I have a lot of room for improvement. Guys talk about players as the best backs — you probably say [Adrian Peterson] or [Arian] Foster or [Ray] Rice. I want to be one of them guys at the end of the day where they say, “McCoy.”
The 24-year-year old said that he “slacked off” somewhat in the passing game, and wants to add more of that element to his game in 2012.
He also wants to add to his responsibilities off the field. Or, more specifically, his quarterback has asked him to.
“This offseason I’ve been talking to Mike [Vick], and he asked me to step up and be more of a leader. I think I’m ready. I’m 24, I feel like this is the time now…It’s time for me to step up and take more responsibility, and be more of a leader.”
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