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In the Midst of Michael Vick Comes a Talented Running Back in LeSean McCoy

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 19:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores on a 46 yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 19, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Eagles defeated the Lions 35-32.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Chris FaigCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2010

With all of the quarterback controversy surrounding Philadelphia, the second year running back LeSean McCoy virtually goes unnoticed.  

Since Michael Vick had his big break, all we've been hearing about is the quarterback situation between Kevin Kolb and Vick. But the Philadelphia Eagles have a nightmare tailback who will never be forgotten by opposing defenses.  

In four games this season, McCoy has rushed 50 times for 273 yards and four touchdowns fumbling the ball only once. The young back from the University of Pittsburgh has also made 23 receptions for 172 yards. 

This is what makes the Eagles such a scary team to face. They have so many weapons. Not only do they have one of the most versatile quarterbacks to ever play the game of football in Vick, but Philadelphia also has the blazing speed of wide receiver DeSean Jackson.  

When you add McCoy to the mix, all you really need is the offensive line to do their job and everything will flow smoothly. It's that simple because Jackson, Vick and McCoy are pure athletes. If they can get the necessary blocking, they will make things happen.  

McCoy can be a Pro-Bowl back if he gets over 15 carries a game, he is that talented. McCoy has seen over 15 carries two times this season, in Week 2 and Week 4, rushing a combined 32 times for 184 yards and three touchdowns in both games.  McCoy is rising young back who will continue to get better as the season goes on.

By the end of the 2010 season everyone will know who McCoy is, no matter who the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles is.

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