His numbers have certainly regressed. He led the NFL in rushing a year ago with 1,607 yards and 5.1 YPC. He is currently sixth in the league with 729 yards and is averaging a career-low 3.7 yards per attempt. McCoy only has two touchdowns in 2014. But injuries to the offensive line have certainly factored in.
"I'm not going to address, 'Am I the same player?' I won't address that," he told the Philadelphia Daily News. "For what? What are we talking about, am I the same player. That's for y'all to figure out. You crazy? Am I the same player? I am the same player."
"LeSean's our guy," Kelly told the website. "Right now, I think LeSean's done a good job."
McCoy is averaging 3.7 yards per carry this season after averaging 5.1 last year.
"A lot of runs he made, when you really watch them, I thought he did a good job of being patient, getting up inside, following blocks and doing things on the outside," Kelly said of McCoy's performance against Green Bay. "I don't think LeSean played poorly."
Kelly said he is not considering giving any of McCoy's carries to backup
McCoy has made exactly one catch in each of the past three games and has only two touchdowns all season. He was fortunate not to get charged with a fumble when he failed to secure a third-quarter handoff from Mark Sanchez. McCoy plays the Titans in Week 12.
Chip Kelly believes that
McCoy gained just 19 yards on 12 carries the win, though he did score his first touchdown since Week 2.
"I think LeSean is doing a good job," Kelly told the Philadelphia Daily News. "Sometimes the blocks aren't there."
McCoy is averaging just 3.7 YPC this season, down from 5.1 a year ago, when he led the NFL in rushing with 1,607 yards.
Last year he totaled 11 touchdowns.
McCoy again was not heavily involved in the passing game. He caught one of three targets for minus-2 yards, with one bad drop.
McCoy visits the Packers in Week 11.
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