McCoy totaled 110 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and secured three of four targets for six yards in Sunday's 33-18 victory over the Cardinals.
The veteran back turned in a throwback performance, his best of the young season by far. McCoy had trudged through a pair of outings over the first two weeks where he'd averaged less than four yards per carry, but exploded for a 6.5 YPC against a normally stingy Cardinals front. The former Pittsburgh Panther now has three touchdowns on the ground over the first three games and has encouragingly remained involved in the passing game, despite an absence of big plays through the air to date. He'll look to keep the momentum going when he and the Bills travel to Foxboro to tangle with the Patriots in Week 4.
McCoy's stat line was very similar to the one he produced in Week 1 versus the Ravens, with the veteran tallying just one less carry and equaling his reception total from that contest. He did find a bit more success through the air in terms of receiving yardage, but never did get into a complete rhythm due to a game flow that dicated more emphasis an air attack in the second half. McCoy has seen his involvement on the ground somewhat capped over the first two weeks, but should certainly see a heavier workload in games where the
McCoy found pay dirt on a critical fourth-down carry from the one-yard line in the first half, making up for an otherwise lackluster performance. He got all but three of the carries among
McCoy feels much healthier entering 2016 than he did prior to last season, when his hamstring was a constant bother, BuffaloBills.com reports. Says the veteran, "This first game means a lot to me. Just to be healthy and ready to roll. Last year I was battling so much with injuries and everything and trying to get healthy. There are no excuses. I'm ready to go. I feel like I'm 100 percent."
We've seen McCoy slip in some drafts based on his injury-marred numbers in 2015, plus his offseason legal troubles - he was later cleared - and age seem to be making him one of those guys that draws a few wise-guy comments when he gets picked in leagues. But looking past that, McCoy looked agile as ever last season during games when he was close to full health, plays for what could be the league's best run offense, and doesn't have much in the way of competition. Translation: There's value to be had here if the rest of you league turns its nose up at McCoy.
McCoy (personal) is at Tuesday's practice, WGR 550's John Murphy reports.
Excused from Tuesday's practice for personal reasons, McCoy actually showed up before the session ended. With his Week 1 availability no longer in any question, the 28-year-old running back figures to handle a hefty workload against the Ravens, with his role likely including a good portion of the snaps on passing downs. Mike GIllislee and Reggie Bush could poach a few touches apiece, but neither presents much of a threat to McCoy's workload.
|4||10/2/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
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